EXPERIENCES WITH USE OF ONLINE ASSESSMENT PEER LEARNING SYSTEM IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Sør-Trøndelag University College (NORWAY)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:This paper describes use of an online assessment system based on mobile technology. The Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe), developed at Sør-Trøndelag University College and cofounded by the European Commission, is designed to turn exams and other assessments into areas for learning.
The students will give their answers to an assignment or an exam using any kind of handheld device like smartphones, iPads, ePads, iPods etc. The only restriction is that the unit is able to access a web-page. The system will enable the lecturer with real-time information on the students’ answers. Both the number of students that have answered and the percentage of correct answers to each question will be continuously updated on the lecturer’s display.
By using the given information the lecturer gets the opportunity to give immediate feedback to the students. This can be given as a new lecture or student group discussion on parts of the assessment with low percentage of correct answers. After the discussion, the students will be allowed a second chance to answer selected questions.
We will describe testing of the system in the subject mechanics for civil engineering students. Two of the students’ assignments were given as PeLe assessments, with student discussion and use of second chance. The experiences gained from these events will be discussed, using feedback from the students.
Keywords: Mobile learning, Peer learning assessment systems, Student Response System, smartphones.