Construction and analysis of educational assessments using knowledge maps with weight appraisal of concepts

Tzone I. Wang, Chien Yuan Su, Jun Yuan Chang

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has important impacts on teaching and learning, as well as on the educational assessment. Teachers may create assessments utilizing some developed assessment software or test authoring tools. However, problems could occur, such as neglecting key concepts in the curriculum or having disproportionate course topics distribution, when teachers create assessments or test items. This study proposes a novel approach, which uses knowledge map with appraisal of concept weights and other ICTs, and implements an assessment system KMAAS to help primary school teachers in Taiwan, or elsewhere, create educational assessments properly. When compiling an assessment, KMAAS ensures that teachers can include all important course concepts intended for assessing and maintain correct balance between course concepts among test items. It does so first by analyzing course material of the assessment range and displaying a concept-weight-annotated knowledge map which concretize and visualize the importance of and the relationships among concepts in the range. It then analyzes the test sheet which is being complied and displays another similar real-time updated knowledge map containing balance between course concepts among the test items. Teachers may cross-refer to these maps to help them adjust concept balances and even select appropriate test items from test banks. The promising evaluation results confirm the feasibility of this system in helping teachers compile their educational assessments easily and precisely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
Pages37-44
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
EventIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010 - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: 2010 Jul 262010 Jul 29

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
Volume1

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityFreiburg
Period10-07-2610-07-29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Education

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