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E-Learning Programme projects and resources that relate to the assessment theme.

Exploring e-Assessment: A practitioner’s perspective Exploring e-Assessment: A practitioner’s perspective
e-Assessment promises lecturers and tutors the opportunity to both streamline the assessment process and to allow for greater variety and creativity in testing students. We asked Helen Ashton, an active member of the JISC CETIS Assessment Special Interest Group and a lecturer specialising in the design and development of e-assessment systems, to explore e-assessment from a practitioner's perspective. In this article she looks at each stage of the e-assessment life cycle from what to assess to how to measure student performance.
MCQFM: Towards a Web 2.0 Approach to Objective Testing MCQFM: Towards a Web 2.0 Approach to Objective Testing
Steve Bennett describes the MCQFM (Multiple Choice Questions Five Methods) toolkit project which has produced a simple notation for multiple choice questions (QTEXT) to facilitate conversion into a QTI format. The project has also produced a web service with five functions which can be integrated into any application. Steve begins by discussing the difficulties of translating questions between different objective test formats.
E- Framework Services for Course Evaluation project E- Framework Services for Course Evaluation project
Lester Gilbert describes the EFSCE project which developed a toolkit for course evaluation, and discusses the ease with which previously developed web services can be reused for new purposes.
Transforming Institutions Through e-Learning Transforming Institutions Through e-Learning
Two years ago the Scottish Funding Council funded six projects with the aims of achieving “accelerated strategic change using e-learning”. These projects have now reached the end of their funded period. We spoke to Lou McGill the JISC programme manager for the e-Learning Transformation Programme about what the projects have achieved so far.
PyAssess Project: a toolkit for QTI2 migration PyAssess Project: a toolkit for QTI2 migration
Steve Lay talks about the PyAssess project in the e-assessment domain which aimed to create an IMS QTI v2 compliant assessment system using Python and a means of migrating content between QTI versions 1 and 2. In the article Steve details the language incompatibilities that arose during the project and suggests that web services may provide the answer allowing: "better defined web services may help applications to break out of their language community silos".
JISC Effective Practice with e-Assessment Guide JISC Effective Practice with e-Assessment Guide
A new publication, Effective Practice with e-Assessment, is to be launched at the JISC Conference on 13 March. The guide provides an overview of what’s going on in e-assessment in colleges and universities across the UK.
Sharon Perry: Jumping through Hoops Sharon Perry: Jumping through Hoops
On her Accessibility blog Sharon discusses accessibility in online exams and highlights the case of a student taking an online exam. Sharon argues that with the assistive technologies now available there really is no need for test centres and exam bodies to make students with disabilities jump through even more hoops.
JISC-CETIS 2006: Linking Formal and Informal learning JISC-CETIS 2006: Linking Formal and Informal learning
A report from the JISC-CETIS conference held in Salford on the 14th and 15th November. This year, the focus was on "the gap between learning within the (fire)wall of a well-established institution and learning on the wild web and beyond."
Smirkboard to Perception project on JISC site Smirkboard to Perception project on JISC site
A summary of the Smirkboard to Perception via Sweet.net toolkit demonstrator project (round 2) on the JISC site.
TReCX project on JISC site TReCX project on JISC site
A summary of the TReCX (student tracking) toolkit project (round 3) on the JISC web site.
R2Q2 project on the JISC site R2Q2 project on the JISC site
Jisc summary of the R2Q2 (Rendering and response processing services) toolkit project (round 3).
Saving Private Data project on JISC site Saving Private Data project on JISC site
Aummary of the Saving Private Data toolkit project (round 3) on the JISC site.
CATS project on JISC website CATS project on JISC website
A summary of the CATS (Constructing Assessments using Tools and Services) toolkit demonstrator (round 2) project on the jisc website.
R2Q2: Rendering and Reponses Processing for QTIv2 Question Types R2Q2: Rendering and Reponses Processing for QTIv2 Question Types
Gary Wills and Lester Gilbert explain the R2Q2 toolkit project which has built web services to display and process questions using version 2 of the IMS Question and Test Interoperability specification.
JISC-CETIS Assessment and Metadata meeting JISC-CETIS Assessment and Metadata meeting
The slides, audio files and summaries are now available from a joint meeting of the JISC-CETIS special interest groups held on 12th October. The meeting focused on item banks and repositories and considered JISC IE and web 2.0 approaches.
Assessment Web Services Projects Assessment Web Services Projects
Assessment is a relatively mature e-learning area so its not surprising that there have been a number of successful JISC funded web service projects in this domain. In this article Rowin Young co-ordinator of the CETIS Assessment Special Interest Group discusses why assessment is important for the student learning experience with the aid of two scenarios and summarises the progress of some of the web service projects to date.
The community sets priorities for the e-Framework The community sets priorities for the e-Framework
The second JISC/CETIS Conference was held at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, on the 15th and 16th November. This, now annual, conference brings together many of the development community, particularly those working on JISC funded projects, along with domain experts and policy makers from further afield including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
ASSIS project website ASSIS project website
A direct link to the ASSIS (Assessment and Simple Sequencing Integration Services)project site.
ASAP project website ASAP project website
A direct link to the project web site.
CETIS Assessment Special Interest Group CETIS Assessment Special Interest Group
This group tracks, evaluates and supports UK HE/FE's uptake and implementation of interoperability standards for assessment. Resources include meeting minutes and presentations.
 

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