xTalk: Text Messages and the Future of Digital Education, Oct. 7, 2019 | MIT J-WEL

xTalk: Text Messages and the Future of Digital Education, Oct. 7, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xTalks: Computer-Based Testing Facilities for Scalable, Excellent, and Secure STEM Assessment

Oct. 7, 2019

3:00- 4:00 p.m.

Room 3-370 (MIT Campus)
 

Description

In this xTalk, Dr. Craig Zilles will present an effective, secure, and efficient alternative to traditional pencil-and-paper exams. He will discuss the basic operation of the computer-based testing facility at the University of Illinois and the four principles that make it work:

  1. Complex auto-gradable questions
  2. Question generators that give each student a unique exam
  3. Students schedule their exams at a convenient time 
  4. Centrally managed proctoring


Dr. Zilles will present studies demonstrating increased learning gains and reduced failure rates in courses using the CBTF, as well as discuss the ways that the CBTF has changed the way faculty teach, including more frequent, smaller exams and the introduction of second-chance testing. More info.

 

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