ERIC Number: EJ954996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Effective Formative E-Assessment of Student Learning: A Study on a Statistics Course
Hodgson, Paula; Pang, Marco Y. C.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v37 n2 p215-225 2012
The process of formative assessment in universities has the potential to engage students in reflection and to take greater ownership of their learning. We report on a study involving 104 students taking a statistics course in a degree programme in rehabilitation science in Hong Kong. The assessment strategy was redesigned to include a weekly online formative assessment activity for 10 weeks. In this case, it was observed that there was a high participation rate across weeks. An end-of-course online survey was conducted to explore the learning experiences during formative assessment of the cohort, and students reported high satisfaction with the process, particularly how this contributed to a change in their learning approach. Students not only showed regular commitment of time on tasks but also took active steps to find answers for themselves and with their peers.
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Statistics, Rehabilitation, Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Internet, Surveys, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Time on Task, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong