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Innovative use of Blackboard® to assess laboratory skills

Epping, Ronald (2010) Innovative use of Blackboard® to assess laboratory skills. Journal of Learning Design, 3(3), pp. 32-36.

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Abstract

A novel application of the popular web instruction architecture Blackboard Academic Suite® is described. The method was applied to a large number of students to assess quantitatively the accuracy of each student’s laboratory skills. The method provided immediate feedback to students on their personal skill level, replaced labour-intensive scrutiny of laboratory skills by teaching staff and identified immediately those students requiring further individual assistance in mastering the skill under evaluation. The method can be used for both formative and summative assessment. When used formatively, the assessment can be repeated by the student without penalty until the skill is mastered. When used for summative assessment, the method can save the teacher much time and effort in assessing laboratory skills of vital importance to students in the real world.

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ID Code: 38447
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Blackboard, computer-aided assessment, evaluation, laboratory, skills, HERN
ISSN: 1832-8342
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Cell & Molecular Biosciences
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Ronald J Epping
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2010 07:33
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 15:32

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