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Title: Computerised formative assessment in very large laboratory classes
Authors: Cross, John
Keywords: feedback
formative assessment
informing teaching
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: CROSS, J., 2001. Computerised formative assessment in very large laboratory classes. Proceedings of the 5th CAA Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Abstract: This study was concerned with the introduction of a computer option into a successful laboratory based formative assessment providing immediate bidirectional feedback, and applied to several hundred first year Health Science students. Students view the formative assessment as beneficial to learning, and those using the computer version performed at the same level in summative assessments as those using the paper version. Given free choice between the computer version and a paper-based one, around 37% of students opted for the computer version during the semester, generally when they felt confident about the laboratory material. This allowed experienced teaching staff to spend more time with students in need of more assistance. Student waiting time was substantially reduced. Feedback to staff using the computer version has proved an effective adjunct to improving teaching materials and methods.
Description: This is a conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1794
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