Title: Web-based assessment and language teachers - from Moodle to WebClass

Authors: Mariusz Marczak; Jarosław Krajka; Wojciech Malec

Addresses: Institute of Neophilology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Ul. Podchorążych 2, 30-084 Kraków, Poland ' Division of Applied Linguistics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Ul. J. Sowińskiego 17, 20-040 Lublin, Poland ' Institute of English Studies, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Aleje Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland

Abstract: The paper deals with the concept of electronic language assessment delivered in the e-learning mode and the way a web-based assessment is perceived by novice language teachers. After a brief outline of the history of computer-assisted language testing, the discussion of its tools and procedures, as well as strong and weak points follow together with the reflection on teacher competence as online test authors. The second part of the paper reports upon a study into the student teachers' perceptions of electronic assessment, with a special focus on such aspects as strengths and weaknesses, priorities for use and perceived obstacles.

Keywords: computer-based testing; language assessment; learning management systems; LMS; student teachers; web-based assessment; teacher training; language teachers; Moodle; WebClass; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; teacher competence; student perceptions; electronic assessment; online assessment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2016.075048

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2016 Vol.26 No.1, pp.44 - 59

Received: 16 Jun 2015
Accepted: 30 Sep 2015

Published online: 01 Mar 2016 *

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