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Populating the Testbank: Experiences within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Curriculum

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e3an is a HEFCE funded collaborative project to develop a network of expertise in assessment issues within electrical and electronic engineering (EEE). A major focus of this project is the development of a testbank of peer-reviewed questions for use both in formative and summative assessment. The resulting testbank will contain thousands of well-constructed and tested questions and answers from which teachers may select questions appropriate to their students' needs. During Autumn 2000, consultants (subject specialists) from the partner institutions met to identify important learning outcomes for their subject specialism, and then produced sets of appropriate questions (and model answers) to assess those learning outcomes. Specialist consultants were drawn initially from the partner institutions. Subject teams were established and these agreed key curriculum areas and coverage of the testbank for each particular theme. Authors used MS-Word templates to enter their questions, and these templates also required the authors to enter metadata - information about the questions such as the subject the question examines, the level of the question, the type of question, the cognitive skills required, the time expected etc. This information was used in the database to design an interface to allow teachers to select appropriate sets of questions from the testbank. A surprising but pleasing outcome of the work of the subject teams was that there was little disagreement about the required content of the questions and when the questions were reviewed there was agreement about the standard they represented.

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Wellington, S.J., Davis, H.C. and White, S.A. (2001) Populating the Testbank: Experiences within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Curriculum At The 5th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference..

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Event Dates: June 2001
Venue - Dates: The 5th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference., 2001-06-01
Keywords: CAA, Assessment, Testbanks, Learning Objects
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 259195
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259195
PURE UUID: a5fee989-3ba6-4bea-b1a3-49ebef885268
ORCID for H.C. Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for S.A. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:25

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Author: S.J. Wellington
Author: H.C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: S.A. White ORCID iD

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