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Author: Alan Hilliard

Affiliation: University of Hertfordshire and College Lane, United Kingdom

ISBN: 978-989-758-021-5

Keyword(s): Computer-aided Assessment, Assessment Software Tools, Technology Enhanced Learning.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Assessment Software Tools ; Computer-Aided Assessment ; Computer-Supported Education ; Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

Abstract: This paper outlines the author’s experience of using a Personal Response System (PRS) for summative assessment in a 3rd year undergraduate taught module, over a 2 year period. The rationale for implementation of this method of assessment was a relatively high failure rate in the previous written examination (37%), and to reduce the marking burden for the teaching team. Key challenges identified with the implementation of the assessment process were reliability of the hardware/software, and student and staff confidence with the PRS and assessment process. Following the introduction of the new assessment method, the assessment failure rate was reduced to 9%. The PRS was seen as a good tool for summative assessment and received very positive student feedback comments. The PRS proved to be reliable, and with support and guidance, both students and staff felt confident with the process.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Hilliard, A. (2014). Reflections on the Use of a Personal Response System (PRS) for Summative Assessment in an Undergraduate Taught Module.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-021-5, pages 288-291. DOI: 10.5220/0004946002880291

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