Title: Automated assessments and student learning

Authors: D'Arcy Becker, Margaret Devine

Addresses: University of Wisconsin, 407 Schneider Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54702–4004, USA. ' University of Wisconsin, 407 Schneider Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54702–4004, USA

Abstract: This study examines the effects of using a course website to give automated assessments. The purposes of the assessments were to provide students with sufficient incentive to complete homework assignments prior to class, encourage mastery of basic homework concepts prior to class, save class time reviewing their homework assignments, and facilitate assessment of student learning by automating grading. Effects on motivation and performance were found.

Keywords: automated assessment; student motivation; learning effectiveness; course management systems; efficiency; learning technology; online assessment; student performance; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2007.012364

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2007 Vol.3 No.1, pp.5 - 17

Published online: 07 Feb 2007 *

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