A virtual test assessment tool for second year signal processing students

Palmer, Edward, Wiltshire, Richard, & Chandran, Vinod (2010) A virtual test assessment tool for second year signal processing students. In 32nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2007), 15-20 April 2007, Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu.

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The development and use of a virtual assessment tool for a signal processing unit is described. It allows students to take a test from anywhere using a web browser to connect to the university server that hosts the test. While student responses are of the multiple choice type, they have to work out problems to arrive at the answer to be entered. CGI programming is used to verify student identification information and record their scores as well as provide immediate feedback after the test is complete. The tool has been used at QUT for the past 3 years and student feedback is discussed. The virtual assessment tool is an efficient alternative to marking written assignment reports that can often take more hours than actual lecture hall contact from a lecturer or tutor. It is especially attractive for very large classes that are now the norm at many universities in the first two years.

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ID Code: 40038
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: On-line Assessment, HERN, Signal Processing Education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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