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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Geoffreyen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:13Z
dc.date.copyright1999-09en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKennedy, G. (1999). Automated scoring of practical tests in an introductory course in information technology (Information Science Discussion Papers Series No. 99/19). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/850en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/850
dc.description.abstractIn an introductory course in information technology at the University of Otago the acquisition of practical skills is considered to be a prime objective. An effective way of assessing the achievement of this objective is by means of a `practical test', in which students are required to accomplish simple tasks in a controlled environment. The assessment of such work demands a high level of expertise, is very labour intensive and can suffer from marker inconsistency, particularly with large candidatures. This paper describes the results of a trial in which the efforts of one thousand students in a practical test of word processing were scored by means of a program written in MediaTalk. Details of the procedure are given, including sampling strategies for the purpose of validation and examples of problems that were encountered. It was concluded that the approach was useful, and once properly validated gave rise to considerable savings in the time and effort.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Science Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer-aided learningen_NZ
dc.subjectautomated scoringen_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer educationen_NZ
dc.subjecttest validationen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQA76 Computer softwareen_NZ
dc.titleAutomated scoring of practical tests in an introductory course in information technologyen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages8en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-11-10 19:39:39en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints1003en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
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otago.relation.number99/19en_NZ
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