Title: Scoring effect of Online Tests: implications on knowledge management and e-learning

Authors: Heng-Li Yang, Ming-Hsiung Ying

Addresses: MIS Department, National Cheng-Chi University, 64, Sec. 2, Chihnan Rd., Taipei 116, Taiwan. ' Department of MIS, Chinmin Institute of Technology, 64, Sec. 2, Chihnan Rd., Taipei 116, Taiwan

Abstract: With regards to grading problems, traditional Online Tests do not provide fill-in-the-blank items. In lieu of this, this research hopes to demonstrate that if properly designed, an Online Test could achieve the same test effectiveness as manual paper-and-pencil tests. An Online Test system was built to provide both traditional and intelligent Online Test scoring mechanisms. In this research, 120 students participated in an experiment to compare the scoring effect differences. The result indicated that various scoring mechanisms have a significant effect on test scores. After analysing the students| feedbacks, the Online Tests| intelligent scoring mechanism proves to be the same as that of manual tests.

Keywords: online tests; OLT; intelligent scoring mechanisms; test score equation; e-learning; knowledge management; online learning; electronic learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2007.011474

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.1, pp.40 - 59

Published online: 30 Nov 2006 *

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