Saturday, November 13, 2010

Using Moodle as a Tool for Formative E-Assessment

In 2007, the joint information committee on e-learning published a document that outlined best practiced related to e-assessment.  They advocate that there are many benefits to using e-assessment for both teachers and students.  Some of these benefits include: immediate and instant feedback for the student and teacher, the ability to take e-assessments more than once, and opportunities for further learning. 

It is my belief that E-Assessment (computer based assessment) might prove beneficial because it would enable teachers to manage a very demanding daily schedule and still be able to use assessment information formatively to maximize student achievement and subject mastery.  

Here is a screen cast of how a teacher might use a Learning Management System, like Moodle,  to facilitate formative E-assessment.

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