e-CAF: flexible marking schemes for electronic coursework assessment and feedback

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Abstract

Recent surveys reveal that many university students in the U.K. are not satisfied with the timeliness and usefulness of the feedback given by their tutors. Ensuring timeliness in marking can result in a reduction in the quality of feedback. Though suitable use of Information and Communication Technology should alleviate this problem, existing Virtual Learning Environments are inadequate to support detailed marking scheme creation and they provide little support for giving detailed feedback. This paper describes a unique new web-based tool called e-CAF for facilitating coursework assessment and feedback management directed by marking schemes. Using e-CAF, tutors can create or reuse detailed marking schemes efficiently without sacrificing the accuracy or thoroughness in marking. The flexibility in marking scheme design also makes it possible for tutors to modify a marking scheme during the marking process without having to reassess the students’ submissions. The resulting marking process will become more transparent to students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008
Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA (US)
PublisherAACE
Pages2289-2297
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2008) - Vienna (AT)
Duration: 1 Jul 20084 Jul 2008

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ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2008)
CityVienna (AT)
Period1/07/084/07/08

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Copyright 2008 by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). [http://www.aace.org] Included here by permission. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2008), Vienna (AT), 1-4 July 2008.

Keywords

  • Coursework assessment & feedback
  • National Student Survey (NSS)
  • marking scheme
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

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Wong, S. H. S., Sellers, A. J., & Beaumont, A. J. (2008). e-CAF: flexible marking schemes for electronic coursework assessment and feedback. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 2289-2297). Chesapeake, VA (US): AACE.
Wong, S.H. Sylvia ; Sellers, Alan J. ; Beaumont, Anthony J. / e-CAF: flexible marking schemes for electronic coursework assessment and feedback. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008. Chesapeake, VA (US) : AACE, 2008. pp. 2289-2297
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e-CAF: flexible marking schemes for electronic coursework assessment and feedback. / Wong, S.H. Sylvia; Sellers, Alan J.; Beaumont, Anthony J.

Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008. Chesapeake, VA (US) : AACE, 2008. p. 2289-2297.

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