STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS TOWARD COMPUTER BASED TESTS: THE CASE OF SCIENCE COLLEGE
Al Azhar University (EGYPT)
The move to on-line and computer based test is a natural outcome of the increasing use of information and communication technologies to enhance learning. As more students seek flexibility in their courses, it seems inevitable there will be growing expectations for flexible assessment as well. Electronic student assessment has featured in many distance learning programs. It can be defined as a method of using computers and Internet to deliver tests or exams to remote students. Students' opinion toward computer based test is very important factor in the development of this type of assessment.
The main purpose of this research is to analyse the students’ feedback towards the worth and value of implementing computer based test. In specific, to determine the students’ feedback towards computer based test based on instructional design, content, ease-of use, graphical presentation. Subjects were students of Computer Science and Physics departments at College of Science, Dawadmy, Shaqra University, K. S. A. The study used a questionnaire to investigate students' opinions towards computer based test.
Significance of the Research: The findings from this research would be useful for students, faculty members and administrators of higher education institutions. They may assist policymakers in making reasonable judgment with regard to the quality of this new method of evaluation. By finding out the students’ perception towards computer based test, it will help improve this type of exams. In addition to distributing the culture of Computer Based Test (CBT).