Preface : CAA 2010: Computer assisted assessment: supporting student learning

Whitelock, Denise and Warburton, Bill (2011). Preface : CAA 2010: Computer assisted assessment: supporting student learning. International Journal of e-Assessment, 1(1)

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The Preface for the first special issue for the International Journal of e-Assessment highlights the role of the assessment for learning agenda. It also points to papers within the special issue which relate to:
(a) Overcoming the barriers to supporting student learning with computer-assisted assessment; (b) Marking and computer-assisted assessment; (c) Harnessing the technology to improve efficiency and pedagogy.
The papers in this issue stress the general recognition that times are changing and that assessment needs to become embedded in the teaching/learning cycle and not purely as a checking device for the awarding institution. These papers encourage us to rise to the challenge of developing more sophisticated computer-assisted assessment systems that support student learning and there is still a lot to do!

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