DERMO, J., 2007. Benefits and obstacles: factors affecting the uptake of CAA in undergraduate courses. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 11th CAA International Computer Assisted Conference: Proceedings of the Conference on 10th & 11th July 2007 at Loughborough University, Loughborough, pp. 155-159.
This short paper introduces and outlines a piece of research investigating the
use of Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) with undergraduate students, in
order to identify the benefits of CAA as well the perceived obstacles to its
adoption. It is hoped that ultimately this research will be able to inform the
future use of CAA at undergraduate level, especially in blended learning
environments. This research is currently in progress at the University of
Bradford as part of the author’s PhD and feeding into the university’s
Pathfinder project into e-assessment. The author hopes to be able to take
advantage of the 11th International CAA conference to raise various issues
related to this research project with his professional colleagues in order to
receive feedback; this should enable decisions to be made on progress to
date and inform how the research project may be developed in future.