More Than Assessment: Using computer-based testing software to deliver instructional content
Recently, Dan Thompson, Sr. Manager of Education and Assessment, at ExamSoft Worldwide, discussed how to use ExamSoft to assess student performance and affect more than just student evaluation.
The key takeaways from the presentation include:
Diversify use of their exams to include more than assessment of student knowledge.
Create case/scenario-based content to be delivered with assessments.
Develop materials that will promote timely and meaningful feedback on student performance.
Computer-based assessment software is traditionally used to assess student performance, not necessarily drive new learning. Why stop there? There is an untapped potential in how these programs are utilized to affect more than just student evaluation. Educators can work smart and not hard by using assessment software as a method of content delivery, while still taking advantage of the valuable exam delivery and data aggregation features. This presentation addresses the process of using computer-based assessment software as a way to deliver content while simultaneously assessing students and providing immediate feedback on their performance.
We live in a world of slide-based content … and that's all ExamSoft is: a slide-based delivery platform. Instead of just using for assessment, it can be used for student engagement and active learning. " - Dan Thompson, M.Ed.