6 February 2013: The semi-automatic generation of assessment items: objectives, challenges, and perspectives

Presenter: Muriel Foulonneau (Henri Tudor Research Centre, Luxembourg)

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Dean Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and Dr Mathew Hillier, Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 1 hour, 4 minutes.

"To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test" claimed a New York Times article in 2011, based on a study that demonstrated the value of assessment, not only for diagnostic or summative objective but also for formative objectives. Individuals use more and more self-assessment tools, through Flash cards for instance, with the creation of communities for sharing those resources. From game-quiz-like choice items in mathematics to fill in blank items in language learning, the variety of items is very large and raises specific difficulties and challenges. Semi-automatic generation aims to increase security and variability of items based on a template or to create a set of items directly from a learning resource. It raises different types of methodological as well as technological issues. In this Webinar, we presented the situations in which semi-automatic item generation is valuable, the technologies used to carry out these tasks, including Semantic Web data sources and natural language processing approaches, finally the technological and methodological perspectives, to accompany the ever more diverse roles of assessment in current learning approaches. The Webinar addressed practitioners as well as researchers interested in innovative approaches to e-assessment.

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