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ERIC Number: EJ922886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1741-5659
iTest: Online Assessment and Self-Assessment in Mathematics
Joglar, Nuria; Martin, Diego; Colmenar, J. Manuel; Martinez, Ivan; Hidalgo, J. Ignacio
Interactive Technology and Smart Education, v7 n3 p154-167 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to describe the activities designed and conducted with primary school, secondary school and university students to study the integration of alternative assessment and self-assessment online tools in mathematics courses using iTest. iTest is an educational software tool born to support the continuous evaluation system promoted by the European Space for Higher Education (ESHE). Design/methodology/approach: To cyclically design, implement and analyze the results of the activities a design-based research methodology was followed which also facilitates the collaboration between researchers and teachers. Findings: Students and Professors involved in the activities had positive attitudes towards the practical use of the tool. It was detected that iTest offers a good testing tool for units that focus on skills and procedural development as well as for units that are problem-based and require visualization and manipulation of the geometric representation. Originality/value: iTest is found to be an appropriate complementary software for evaluation in the ESHE. After all the experiences described in this paper, it is now possible to begin the design of a virtual learning environment for mathematics implementing iTest as the assessment and self-assessment tool. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain