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More learning, more fun, less marking

Lee, Kar-Tin (2005) More learning, more fun, less marking. In The International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), Ausweb05, 2-6 July 2005, Gold Coast, QLD.

Abstract

To encourage teachers of secondary two science to link assessment and teaching strategies to promote learning through use of a web-based environment, two online assessment and diagnostic tools were trialed in five Hong Kong schools. The Diagnostic Tutorial Assessment System (DTAS) and the Intelligent Content Assessment Marking (ICAM) System were used in a collaborative project which was initiated by faculty of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The project involved teachers, students, course designers, curriculum officers and a technology company. Two tools, integrated within an e-learning environment allowed teachers to diagnose student's learning difficulties and to focus on students' preparedness for learning. By identifying more explicitly the type of questions or topics that a student can or cannot solve, teachers could further determine whether a student was ready to learn and what format of instruction was most appropriate. The outcome of the project was a set of customised teaching and learning content materials based on the Hong Kong secondary two science curriculum. Both teachers and students could also access an elaborate online tool that provided accurate profiles of individual students learning progress. These profiles served as a basis for teachers to design remedial or enhancement work for students. The findings to date indicate that both teachers and students recognised the potential of such tools and were happy to explore further.

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ID Code: 3908
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Online assessment, diagnostic tools, online management system, teaching strategies, individual differences, content design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see link).
Deposited On: 19 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2013 08:38

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