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The digitisation of paper-based assessment using e-standards

Dalwai, Afzal and Muammar Omar (2004) The digitisation of paper-based assessment using e-standards. Technical Report CS04-23-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

The use of computers to automate the process of learning and assessment is used in most educational and commercial institutions today. This is done by creating and storing online or digital learning materials and using them in required tasks. In order to use this principal in the automation of paper-based assessment, a standardised encoding scheme has to be employed. We have attempted an explorative study using the Instructional Management System’s (IMS) Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) specification and IMS Learning Resource Metadata Model (LRMM) to create learning objects (LOs). These LOs were based on traditional paper-based assessments and stored additional information that allowed for their effective sharing. The sharing was achieved by creating an OAI-compliant repository and the unqualified Dublin Core metadata (DC) set to describe them. A group of teachers evaluated the quality of paper-based assessments generated from these LOs and were very optimistic about the automation of this process.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Question and Test Interoperability, paper-based assessments, learning object repositories.
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.6 MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
B Hardware: B.6 LOGIC DESIGN
ID Code:165
Deposited By:Dalwai, Afzal
Deposited On:21 October 2004