A Critical Analysis of e-Assessment with Particular Emphasis on the use of Different Types of Online Quizzes

By Rooma Roshnee Ramsaran-Fowdar, Priya Baguant and Sooraj Fowdar.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Assessment plays an important role in the learning process. The advent of information technology has considerably changed the education sector. This paper aims to evaluate online quizzes as an assessment tool in higher education by focusing on different modes of assessment. The evaluation is practice-focused: two courses with different modes of online quizzes were considered. One of the main arguments of the paper was that regular online assessed quizzes motivated students to study regularly although over-assessment could increase the stress level of students. Further research needs to be carried out to determine the degree of learning taking place with online quizzes as opposed to traditional methods.

Keywords: Online Quizzes, Assessment, Practice Quizzes, Regular Online Quizzes, Learning

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp.191-202. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 812.079KB).

Dr. Rooma Roshnee Ramsaran-Fowdar

Senior Lecturer, School of Management and Marketing, CQUniversity, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

After working for 12 years at the University of Mauritius, Roshnee migrated to Australia and is now working as Lecturer in Marketing at CQUni since 2009. She has published 3 books, chapters in two books, more than 14 papers in refereed international journals and more than 18 papers in international conference proceedings. She has researched extensively on service quality in the healthcare, banking, tourism and stockbrokerage industries; on consumer ethnocentrism, on marketing research and market segmentation and on trade shows.

Dr. Priya Baguant

Senior Lecturer, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius

Sooraj Fowdar

Lecturer in Finance, School of Commerce and Law, CQUniversity, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

S. Fowdar is presently a lecturer in Finance at the Central Queensland University. He has been lecturing in the area of finance since ten years. He has numerous publications in international refereed journals and conferences and has successfully completed various funded projects.

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