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Digital Ink Technology for e-assessment

Fisher, Wendy A. (2008). Digital Ink Technology for e-assessment. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA 2008), 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Current research has shown that lecturers marking electronic assignments, typically Word documents, are able to provide personalised feedback at a relevant point in a student’s piece of assessment using paper technology such as a Tablet PC. Evaluation through in-depth interview and questionnaire shows that this was important to both students and lecturers alike. Some lecturers have felt that the Tablet PC allows greater creativity in assessment than technologies such as paper and pen and PC and keyboard input device. For example the use of colour linked to learning outcomes and grammar feedback, and the ease with which the eraser can be used for re-editing. It appears that the pedagogy has been extended from the traditional ‘pen and paper’ approach to the use of ‘digital ink technology’. Students said that they liked the personal feel of the electronic hand written feedback. Reflective practice for lecturers was supported through forums and a wiki and was evaluated using virtual ethnography. Lecturers record a flow experience in assessment as either enabling or disabling their creativity in e-assessment. The potential for extending the pedagogy into graphical environments is also evident for such things as annotating graphs and diagrams, mathematical notation and scientific nomenclature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetDepartment of Communication and Systems in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Extra Information: Matching Technologies and Pedagogies for Supported Open Learning - Invited Session
ISBN: 1-934272-45-0 (Collection)
ISBN: 1-934272-46-9 (Volume I)
Keywords: Assessment; Electronic-Ink; Graphics; Open-Learning; Pedagogy; Tablet PC; Technology;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 12256
Depositing User: Wendy Fisher
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2008 06:12
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 12:54
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