The Promise and Potential of E-Assessment for Learning

Ras, Eric; Whitelock, Denise and Kalz, Marco (2016). The Promise and Potential of E-Assessment for Learning. In: Reimann, Peter; Bull, Susan; Kickmeier-Rust, Michael D.; Vatrapu, Ravi and Wasson, Barbara eds. Measuring and Visualising Learning in the Information-Rich Classroom. London: Routledge, pp. 21–40.



The chapter introduces the current state of the art of technology for E-Assessment for Learning. A large amount of literature is reviewed with respect to formative assessment, feedback and E-Assessment for Learning. Three case studies introduced single innovative approaches of assessment for learning. These include details of OpenEssayist which is a real-time learning analytics tool using natural language processing techniques to give students feedback on draft essays. A mobile notification system together with automatic item generation techniques for e-assessment systems are also discussed.

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