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Using e-assessment to learn about students and learning

Jordan, Sally (2014). Using e-assessment to learn about students and learning. International Journal of e-Assessment, 4(1)

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Abstract

Analysis of student responses to interactive computer-marked questions has provided insight into specific student misconceptions and also to the identification of characteristic patterns of engagement with assignments and the feedback provided. The paper summarises and updates previously reported analyses of student usage of interactive computer-marked assessment at the UK Open University. It then considers the engagement of two different student populations on assignments known to be of similar difficulty. One group was found to be more likely than the other to attempt summative questions just before the due date, less likely to use the feedback provided, and less likely to engage with a formative practice assignment, a factor associated with a lower score on the summative assignment. Reasons for the different engagement of the two groups are discussed, with the less engaged students likely to be those who are studying other modules concurrently and who are underprepared for study at this level. The paper concludes with a general consideration of the use of learning analytics and assessment analytics to find out more about student behaviour and learning.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Not known
ISSN: 2045-9432
Extra Information: 16 pp.
Keywords: interactive computer-marked assessment; student engagement; data analysis; learning analytics; assessment analytics.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: eSTEeM
Item ID: 40579
Depositing User: Sally Jordan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 09:52
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 09:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40579
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