Title: IMS-QTI sub-standards in computerised adaptive testing and interfacing

Authors: Martin Lesage, Martin Riopel, Gilles Raiche, Komi Sodoke

Addresses: Departement d'education et pedagogie, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, C.P. 8888, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal(Qc), H3C 3P8, Canada. ' Departement d'education et pedagogie, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, C.P. 8888, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal(Qc), H3C 3P8, Canada. ' Departement d'education et pedagogie, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, C.P. 8888, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal(Qc), H3C 3P8, Canada. ' Departement d'education et pedagogie, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, C.P. 8888, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal(Qc), H3C 3P8, Canada

Abstract: In recent years, a growing number of schools, colleges, universities and other learning institutions have been converting their existing courses into E Learning applications. To implement this, the authors are developing a Macromedia Flash E-Learning Web application able to fully include item data input and adaptive testing capabilities using Item Response Theory (IRT). The project|s goal is to maximise the capabilities and the reusability of the multimedia content produced by using the IMS-QTI standard. The application|s adaptive testing functionalities will be implemented by proposing new IMS-QTI sub-standards for item parameters and interfacing parameters| characterisation.

Keywords: e-learning; online learning; web-based learning; assessment tasks; computerised adaptive testing; computerised assisted learning; CAL; learning objects; interface standards; eXtensible Markup Language; XML; Macromedia Flash; item response theory; IRT; multimedia content; content reuse.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2008.018503

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.115 - 137

Available online: 26 May 2008 *

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