Peel, Andrew and Rowe, Glenn
Hypermedia at Work - Computer Aided Assessment through Hypermedia.
In: Hypermedia at Work.
With the increase in the number of students entering Higher Education Institutions without a similar rise in teaching resources, Computer Aided Assessment (CAA) provides not a replacement for personal teaching, but a supporting aid. If a student does not understand material presented in the traditional lecture format, then perhaps a browse through a computer based tutorial, probably written by the lecturer, from a different perspective, would shed some light on the problem. This would reduce the amount of people who rush straight to the lecturer when there is a point they don't understand. This is one of the aims of Computer Based Learning (CBL), but CBL needs to incorporate CAA to be of any real use. The student needs to receive feedback on their performance to help them judge how well they are proceeding with the material. This can be achieved by positioning questions at what may be vital points in the tutorial, which it is only optional to answer. A further, more formal (and compulsory) examination of the main points may be useful at the end of the tutorial.
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