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Pages: 397-406
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

WIKITEST, A TOOL FOR DEVELOPING VIRTUAL ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATIVE TESTS WITH FEEDBACK

S. Montes, N. Català, M. Molero, I. Gibert

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (SPAIN)
In this paper we present Wikitest a virtual tool designed for online synchronous collaborative testing assessment, with immediate feedback that allows teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of their performance and to assess the quality of the methodology used.
The Wikitest initiative was born from the identification of certain shortcomings in the systems of evaluation of non-attendance teaching and the need to cover them. This is an innovative tool that aims to improve teaching quality in one aspect, sometimes marginal, as is the evaluation of non-contact activities. In addition, Wikitest encourages collaborative work and the implementation of new technologies in teaching.
This application was designed for college students (undergraduate or master), but its adaptability may be helpful for student groups of any level. So far, we have used experimentally Wikitest in a course in teaching Spanish to foreigners and a course in linguistics degree in Hispanic Language and Literature at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili with satisfactory results (students quickly adapted to the tool and found that the concepts were assimilated easily with that assessment technique).
The purpose of this tool is to conduct collaborative knowledge tests. Its aim is not to assess who knows more of an issue, since all the participants will answer all questions correctly, but measuring how much knowledge of the subjects of each group and individual and at the same time, the students learn during the test.
Because of its flexibility, this tool can be drawn:
As a final test on a subject (when the application has been used previously and students and teachers are familiar with its operation).
As a control test before the end of a topic to capture the knowledge acquisition level that has reached the group.
As an exercise to assess the collaborative skills of the group.
As a test to language teaching.
Wikitest is used to directly identify the most contentious issues of the matters discussed in class, review them and, given the nature of guided activity, facilitate learning while being evaluated. Often, the evaluation tests with negative results do not lead to any reflection on the reason for this error. With Wikitest is relatively easy to find the cause and, more importantly, find a solution. Thus, the teaching-learning process is enriched and strengthened because the students who have not assimilated a subject (concept or practice) are likely to be guided to a correct answer that they develop, instead of passing unbound to another topic, as in most cases.
@InProceedings{MONTES2011WIK,
author = {Montes, S. and Català, N. and Molero, M. and Gibert, I.},
title = {WIKITEST, A TOOL FOR DEVELOPING VIRTUAL ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATIVE TESTS WITH FEEDBACK},
series = {4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-3324-4},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {397-406}}
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SN - 978-84-615-3324-4/2340-1095
PY - 2011
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CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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S. Montes, N. Català, M. Molero, I. Gibert (2011) WIKITEST, A TOOL FOR DEVELOPING VIRTUAL ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS COLLABORATIVE TESTS WITH FEEDBACK, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 397-406.
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