Computer Based School System Monitoring with Feedback to Teachers (ED-MEDIA 2008)

ED-MEDIA 2008 paper: Computer Based School System Monitoring with Feedback to Teachers.

Abstract: Educational multimedia focuses traditionally on the design of computer aided learning environments. Evaluation has to be viewed as an essential part of the learning environment. Beyond opportunities provided by its computerization (behaviours tracking, richer interactions, etc.), Computer Based Assessment provides teachers a measurement instrument where their students are put together with larger groups of students on the same assessment scale, using a unique competency model. It provides feedback to teachers that enable them to early detect shortcomings of their courses, pedagogical approach. ICT provides in this case a flexible way for the results collection, feedback reporting raising strengths and weaknesses, assurance of anonymity, data privacy. Moreover, it would give decision makers of the educational system information on the educational system steering efficiency. This paper describes ongoing assessment based on the TAO platform with feedback to teachers done in Luxembourg.

TAO is a free and open-source platform for computer-based assessment at a school, district, national and international level. In Luxembourg, there is a national database of all learners that TAO connects with, thus teachers don’t have to create learner accounts.

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Authors: Patrick Plichart, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg; Gilbert Busana, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Romain Martin, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Thibaud Latour, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

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