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1 HELM Computer Aided Assessment Presented by David Pidcock Project Manager

2 This Workshop… Background to HELM Role of CAA Evidence Advantages Evaluation Testing regime Hands On Sample Questions

3 Background to HELM Workbooks Interactive Courseware Computer Aided Assessment

4 Why Assess ? Regular Testing Drives Student Learning Encourages engagement in learning Formative aspect - helps student Summative aspect - helps staff Why CAA ? Role of CAA

5 Evidence of engagement Increased server activity Increased activity in Maths Learning Support Centre Feedback from student focus groups

6 Benefits of CAA Formative: helping the student …. Accessible to suit time and place Provides specific feedback Allows frequent practice Reduce marking load Monitor individual and group progress Summative: helping the staff …

7 Evaluation Student concerns - Question Design Staff concerns - Security and Unfair Practice Range of tolerance Credit for method Specific feedback Separate areas for formative and summative Feedback control and vigilance

8 Loughborough Testing Regime….. Starts in week 4 and then at 3 week intervals questions per test - 1 hour tests per year Formative: 3-4 days - can be taken without restriction Summative: 1-2 days - can only be taken once Testing Regime

9 Lets see some questions….

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