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Enhancing studentsí engagement in learning through a formative e-assessment tool that motivates students to take action on feedback


Jiao, H, Enhancing students' engagement in learning through a formative e-assessment tool that motivates students to take action on feedback, Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 20, (1) pp. 9-18. ISSN 1325-4340 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.7158/D13-002.2015.20.1


The number of computer assisted assessment (e-assessment) applications in higher education is increasing rapidly. While e-assessment tasks have provided a distinctive learning environment to students and, at the same time, helped university academics to cope with the increased number of students with fixed resources, little has been reported in the literature on the impact of e-assessment programs on studentsí learning behaviour. This paper reports on a study that incorporated a formative e-assessment tool to give students multiple submission opportunities and to answer studentsí questions. By encouraging students to correct errors and to receive award marks, it enhanced studentsí engagement in learning. Results showed that the approach was effective in encouraging students to take action on the feedback provided by the e-assessment program. By correcting the errors they made, studentsí performances were improved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:feedback, e-assessment, engagement, formative, performance
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
ID Code:98586
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-02-19
Last Modified:2018-03-29
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