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Delivery of QTIv2 question types

Wills, Gary, Davis, Hugh, Gilbert, Lester, Hare, Jonathon, Howard, Yvonne, Jeyes, Steve, Millard, David and Sherratt, Robert (2009) Delivery of QTIv2 question types [in special issue: Emerging Frameworks for the Use of E-Assessment in Higher Education] Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 34, (3), pp. 353-366. (doi:10.1080/02602930802071106).

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The IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) standard identifies sixteen different question types which may be used in on-line assessment. While some partial implementations exist, the R2Q2 project has developed a complete solution that renders and responds to all sixteen question types as specified. In addition, care has been taken in the R2Q2 project to ensure that the solution produced will allow for future changes in the specification. The design of R2Q2 is described, the focus being on lessons learnt. We describe the architecture and the rationale of the internal Web services and explain the approach taken in implementing the QTI specification, showing how the design allows for future tags to be added with the minimal of programming effort. The QTI standard has not had a great take-up in part due to the lack of tools. In the 2006 JISC Capital, three Assessment projects were commissioned: item authoring, item banking, and QTI-compliant test delivery. This paper describes the ‘ASDEL’ test delivery engine, focusing upon its architecture, its relation to the item authoring and item banking services, and the integration of the R2Q2 Web service.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 April 2009
Published date: June 2009
Keywords: e?assessment, e?learning, question and test interoperability, qti, toolsims question and test interoperability, assessment, web services
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 265968
ISSN: 0260-2938
PURE UUID: 9195aecf-3554-4053-b2b1-f290d7ee6f00
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD
ORCID for Hugh Davis: ORCID iD
ORCID for Jonathon Hare: ORCID iD
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:21

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Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Hugh Davis ORCID iD
Author: Lester Gilbert
Author: Jonathon Hare ORCID iD
Author: Yvonne Howard
Author: Steve Jeyes
Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Robert Sherratt

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