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Engineering a Testbank of Engineering Questions

Engineering a Testbank of Engineering Questions
Engineering a Testbank of Engineering Questions
e3an is a collaborative UK project developing a network of expertise in assessment issues within electrical and electronic engineering. A major focus is the development of a testbank of peer-reviewed questions for diagnostic, formative and summative assessment. The resulting testbank will contain thousands of well-constructed and tested questions and answers. Question types include objective, numeric, short answer and examination. Initially a set of metadata descriptors were specified classifying information such as subject, level and type of cognitive skills being assessed. Academic consultants agreed key curriculum areas (themes), identified important learning outcomes and produced sets of exemplar questions and answers. Questions were authored in a word processor then converted to the database format. Major pedagogical, organisational and technical issues were encountered, including specification of appropriate interoperable data formats, the standards for data entry and the design of an intuitive interface to enable effective use.
Assessment, IMS, Interoperability, Metadata, QTI, Testbanks, Usability
Davis, HC
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White, SA
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Dickens, KP
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Davis, HC
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White, SA
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Dickens, KP
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Davis, HC, White, SA and Dickens, KP (2002) Engineering a Testbank of Engineering Questions At ICEE 2002: The International Conference on Engineering Education.

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Abstract

e3an is a collaborative UK project developing a network of expertise in assessment issues within electrical and electronic engineering. A major focus is the development of a testbank of peer-reviewed questions for diagnostic, formative and summative assessment. The resulting testbank will contain thousands of well-constructed and tested questions and answers. Question types include objective, numeric, short answer and examination. Initially a set of metadata descriptors were specified classifying information such as subject, level and type of cognitive skills being assessed. Academic consultants agreed key curriculum areas (themes), identified important learning outcomes and produced sets of exemplar questions and answers. Questions were authored in a word processor then converted to the database format. Major pedagogical, organisational and technical issues were encountered, including specification of appropriate interoperable data formats, the standards for data entry and the design of an intuitive interface to enable effective use.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: Sept 2002
Venue - Dates: ICEE 2002: The International Conference on Engineering Education, 2002-09-01
Keywords: Assessment, IMS, Interoperability, Metadata, QTI, Testbanks, Usability
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 259674
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259674
PURE UUID: f0f8ab02-ff1c-4454-b87e-bfe1a3bb8435
ORCID for HC Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for SA White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-5275

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:20

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Author: HC Davis ORCID iD
Author: SA White ORCID iD
Author: KP Dickens

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