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A Network Based Multimedia Computerized Testing Tool

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.28.1 - 2.28.8



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Il-Hong Jung

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Hosoon Ku

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D. L. Evans

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Session 3530

A Network-Based Multimedia Computerized Testing Tool+

Il-Hong Jung, Hosoon Ku, and D. L. Evans* Center for Innovation in Engineering Education College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-6106 email: {ijung, hosoon, devans}


In this paper, we describe a network-based, multimedia, Quizzer or testing tool that has been developed for authoring and delivering electronic quizzes/tests. We demonstrate this tool and compare it with traditional paper-based tests. The tool has been classroom tested and will be available for potential users. Quizzes are easily constructed, updated or built from test item databases by using this tool. Graphics (using several graphics file formats) for questions and/or answers are easily incorporated as are digital video clips (AVI files). This tool is well suited for pre- and post- exams, student assessment, and self-evaluations.

1. Introduction

Assessment and evaluation (A&E) are important elements in teaching and learning. These activities can, and should, consist of a variety of activities. Good educational practices dictate that assessment be done often and that results quickly be made known to the learner. For example, the current reform movement in calculus was started when assessment techniques other than the traditional problem-based examinations showed that what the students were learning was not what instructors thought they were teaching. The work of Hestenes [1] confirms a similar phenomenon in physics education.

A significant amount of an instructor’s time is usually devoted to constructing and administering assessment instruments and scoring and evaluating the results. Most testing in engineering, as in traditional physics instruction, has traditionally been done on paper and marked by hand. Generally, instructors develop and collect test items in “item pools” or “question banks” [2] over the course of time. From these pools, instructors then select which items to use for particular test. After selecting the items, the instructor constructs the test and copies it for distribution to the students. After completion, the tests must be scored, a process that can stretch the feedback time to days.

+ Partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement EEC92-21460 for the Foundation Coalition. * Director of Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

Jung, I., & Ku, H., & Evans, D. L. (1997, June), A Network Based Multimedia Computerized Testing Tool Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6704

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