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ERIC Number: EJ820147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7769
A Review of Computer-Assisted Assessment
Conole, Grainne; Warburton, Bill
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v13 n1 p17-31 Mar 2005
Pressure for better measurement of stated learning outcomes has resulted in a demand for more frequent assessment. The resources available are seen to be static or dwindling, but Information and Communications Technology is seen to increase productivity by automating assessment tasks. This paper reviews computer-assisted assessment (CAA) and suggests future developments. A search was conducted of CAA-related literature from the past decade to trace the development of CAA from the beginnings of its large-scale use in higher education. Lack of resources, individual inertia and risk propensity are key barriers for individual academics, while proper resourcing and cultural factors outweigh technical barriers at the institutional level. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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