Friday, 28 September 2007

Assessment Engines

While there are numerous programs out there for developing assessment's, there is still no current opensource/easily accessible engines. While there is numerous software out there ie questionmark, there is not one that is developed using core webtechnology's that can be easily accessed/ Inutuitive UI and is pedagogicaly sound.

To achieve this there would have be a joint collaboration between different Universities/College's, and commercial companies.

The ideal system, would encompass tools such as,
  • Full Assessment administration
  • Full Item Banking
  • Results Anlysis
  • The ability to be platform independant
  • The ability to support diagnostic, formattive and summative exams
  • The ability to plugin and develop custom question styles
One day we will have such a system, but by then we will have probably moved away from question based exams........

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