Student Interaction with a Computer Tablet Exam Application Replicating the Traditional Paper Exam

Cheesman, Matthew J., Chunduri, Prasad, Manchadi, Mary Louise, Colthorpe, Kay and Matthews, Ben (2015) Student Interaction with a Computer Tablet Exam Application Replicating the Traditional Paper Exam. Mobile Computing, 4 10-21. doi:10.14355/mc.2015.04.002


Author Cheesman, Matthew J.
Chunduri, Prasad
Manchadi, Mary Louise
Colthorpe, Kay
Matthews, Ben
Title Student Interaction with a Computer Tablet Exam Application Replicating the Traditional Paper Exam
Journal name Mobile Computing
ISSN 2325-7431
2325-7423
Publication date 2015-06-18
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.14355/mc.2015.04.002
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Start page 10
End page 21
Total pages 12
Place of publication Riley, IN United States
Publisher Science and Engineering Publishing Company
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The purpose of this study was to develop a computer tablet-based examination application (TabExam) and to explore its potential to replace the traditional paper-based exams. It was completed in digital handwriting with a stylus pen and submitted online for marking and feedback. Comparisons of student exam scores on both the TabExam and a parallel traditional paper-based exam indicated no difference, suggesting that the change in exam mode did not affect academic performance. While students reported that the TabExam had some advantages over paper exams, they had a neutral view on using it as a complete replacement for paper-based exams. More than half of the students accessed the online feedback provided after the TabExam while none of the students requested feedback on their paper exams. In addition to the quantitative data, this paper also provides a students’ perspective into aspects that they perceive as positive or negative, or need improvement, with regards to the use of tablets for examinations.
Keyword Tablet Computers
Touch Screens
Written Tests
Digital Technology
Online Assessment
Feedback
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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