Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week 12: E-assessment

What is E-assessment?
According to Wikipedia, electronic assessment is the use of information technology for any activity related to assessment. The term e-assessment is becoming widely used as a generic term to describe the use of computers within the assessment process.

According to our Professor Evelyn Izquierdo (2009), there is a difference between assessment and evaluation, assessment is the gathering of a student’s performance over a period of time and evaluation is when a mark is assigned after the completion of a task.

Among the assessment tools that we as teachers can use to assess our students are concept maps, concept tests, knowledge surveys, exams, oral presentations, and portfolios, among others.

Cambridge IGCSE English: An experiment in E-assessment

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world's most popular international qualification for 14–16 year olds. In the following video the Cambridge IGCSE authorities show an experiment on E-assessment that they have carried out. I hope you find it interesting too!
Cambridge IGCSE English: An experiment in E-assessment

  • Cambridge IGCSE English. Retrieved on January 5, 2010 from http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/middlesec/igcse/subjects
  • E-assessment. Retrieved on January 4, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-assessment
  • E-testing. Retrieved on January 6, 2010 from http://www.efutures.org/graphics/e_testing.html
  • Izquierdo, E. (2009). E-assessment. Retrieved on January 4, 2010 from http://www.slideshare.net/EvelynIzquierdo/e-assessment


  1. This is when I realize that I'm not *that* young anymore... ;-)

  2. You are right Kathy!
    An I also found out that children that were born in the computer era are called "natives" and you and I my friend are called "immigrants."
    Interesting, right?

  3. Excellent video! Loved it! I totally agree with you two. I sometimes think that I am not an "immigrant" but an alien. Hahahaha!!!