Can web thin clients be used to create flexible assessment spaces in a higher education setting?

Stephen Webb, Manish Malik, Mike Wilson

Abstract


For many HE institutions, a major factor inhibiting the wider deployment of computer-based objective assessment is the lack of suitable IT suites. The advent of pervasive wifi within HE campus environments, combined with the development of portable and low-cost browser-based devices, motivates the question of whether existing teaching spaces can be used as venues for computer-based assessment. This work describes the results of a pilot study aimed at investigating some of the technical and logistical issues surrounding this question and evaluating student perceptions of this particular implementation of an educational technology.

Keywords


computer aided instruction; computer aided assessment; electronic learning

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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