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ERIC Number: EJ992942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Curriculum-Guided Crowd Sourcing of Assessments in a Developing Country
Zualkernan, Imran A.; Raza, Anjana; Karim, Asad
Educational Technology & Society, v15 n4 p14-26 2012
Success of Wikipedia has opened a number of possibilities for crowd sourcing learning resources. However, not all crowd sourcing initiatives are successful. For developing countries, adoption factors like lack of infrastructure and poor teacher training can have an impact on success of such systems. This paper presents an exploratory study to determine if teachers in a developing country are able to create quality multiple-choice questions for primary school students. An adoption model is developed and evaluated to ascertain if the teachers would actually contribute to such a Wiki. Results are that, given student learning outcomes, content constraints, and a Bloom's assessment level, a reasonable number of teachers were able to formulate quality questions, and that there is a strong intention to use such a system. Teachers with high intention to adopt also had a better attitude, enjoyed making questions and found the process easy to use. However, there is no obvious relationship between the intention to use and an ability to pose good assessments. In addition, there is no obvious predictor of where the good question contributors came from. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan