Why use electronic assessment tools?
Electronic quiz tools allow large numbers of tests to be scored quickly and accurately. They have commonly been used to administer midterm and final exams, but the ease of electronic administration has increased their use in online courses. Online courses can be designed so students take quizzes at the beginning of modules to determine what students know already, at the end of modules to determine student learning, and at any point during the course to monitor how well students are mastering course content.
Test questions can be collected over time and stored in a database. From a question database, instructors select questions to build quizzes and tests, edit questions after pilot-testing, and add in feedback on wrong answer choices with the aim of increasing student learning.
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