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  • Can be completed at any time in the review period (2 month window) Open book Can only be completed once Topic specific Compulsory
  • Repeating the study with internal students
  • 49 responses 107
  • 9% undecided for Understanding and ease of Use 22% undecided for more quizzes and use for answering different types of questions
  • Do students who used test centre perform better on their exams? 43% pass rate pass rate 2008
  • Cs Ued09 Test Centre1

    1. 1. What do students think about the Test Centre in CSU Interact? Dr Sokcheon Pak1 Leanne Hamilton1 Sarah Hyde2 A/Professor Jenny Wilkinson3 School of Biomedical Sciences Bathurst1, Orange2, Wagga Wagga3
    2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Test Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create/manage assessment tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple online quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-part assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. BACKGROUND <ul><li>OASIS was replaced with Test Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn semester of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Pathophysiology and Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing students </li></ul>
    4. 4. How we used Test Centre <ul><li>Designed to assist students to maintain their study schedule throughout the session and to provide ongoing feedback on progress in the subject </li></ul><ul><li>Through 7 online review sheets which overall contribute 14% towards the final grade </li></ul><ul><li>Each review sheet consisted of 20 MCQs randomly selected from a question pool </li></ul>
    5. 7. AIM <ul><li>To investigate students’ perceptions of Test Centre and the use of review sheets as a learning tool </li></ul>
    6. 8. METHODOLOGY <ul><li>Survey - Four 5-point Likert scale questions (1 = Strongly agree, 5 = Strongly disagree) </li></ul><ul><li>2 open ended questions </li></ul><ul><li>Administered through test centre </li></ul><ul><li>Study used for DE only in Autumn session </li></ul><ul><li>First offering of the subject by distance </li></ul><ul><li>107 students </li></ul>
    7. 9. SURVEY <ul><ul><li>Do you think using Test Centre is a good way to check understanding of the subject material? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I found Test Centre easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I would like to have more quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Centre is useful for answering different types of tests (e.g. true/false, multiple choice and short answer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response rate 46% </li></ul></ul>
    8. 10. Open questions <ul><ul><li>The aspects of Test Centre that I found most useful were: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The aspects of Test Centre that I would like to see improved or changed were: </li></ul></ul>
    9. 11. RESULTS
    10. 12. Aspects found most useful <ul><li>‘ easy to use’ ; one question at a time </li></ul><ul><li>See results immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient; never failed </li></ul><ul><li>a ‘good way to check understanding of the subject material’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ being able to mark questions you were unsure of allowed you to remember which ones you wished to relook at’ </li></ul>
    11. 13. Aspects to improve <ul><ul><li>Expanding the time constraint in accessing each topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making the correct answers available following each test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing more relevant questions for the specific student cohort </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. CONCLUSIONS <ul><li>Makes a positive contribution to learning </li></ul><ul><li>BUT pass rate still low </li></ul><ul><li>Could be utilised in a variety of different subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Great opportunity for staff to further develop their professional capability </li></ul>

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