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Identifying and recording user actions to enable automatic online assessment

Petropoulakis, Lykourgos and Khan, Muhammad Taha and Steedman, L. (2010) Identifying and recording user actions to enable automatic online assessment. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2 (4). pp. 285-297. ISSN 1753-5255

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Abstract

This paper focuses on a system designed to identify and record user actions as they interact with various types of IT training software, and uses this information to provide an automated assessment of these activities in relation to users responding to set tests or exercises. The system has an intelligent inference engine enabling it to either automatically create test templates or analyse submitted tests. The existing prototype differs radically from other similar approaches in that it does not require any specific software platform to operate. Instead, it integrates seamlessly with standard existing business software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. The present prototype operates on Windows XP and Vista and on the latest versions of Microsoft Office, but it can easily be expanded into other standard software, also used extensively in engineering education such as Matlab and Pspice. The aim of the presented system is to minimise the effort of tutors to set and evaluate tests

Item type: Article
ID code: 26225
Keywords: technology enhanced learning, activity analysis, activity evaluation, IT training software, information technology, communications technology, ICT, online learning, e-learning, electronic learning, user actions, online assessment, e-assessment, electronic assessment, set tests, set exercises, intelligent inference engines, test templates, test analysis, software platforms, seamless integration, business software, engineering education, Matlab, PSpice, matrix laboratory, personal computers, computer supported education, computer supported learning, automatic assessments, Computer software, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Computer Science Applications, Education
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing user: Mr Alan Slevin
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 14:25
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 08:59
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/26225

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