Students' perceptions of on-line assessment: financial and educational implications

Smorfitt, David, Wybrow, Roy, and Taylor, Pauline (2013) Students' perceptions of on-line assessment: financial and educational implications. In: Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australiasia Annual International Conference (36) pp. 444-454. From: 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference: Research and Development in Higher Education: the place of learning and teaching, 1-4 July 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Increasing regulatory and financial pressures combined with heightened demand for education brought about by the faster paced economic development of India and China and proliferation of multiple social media is placing enormous pressure on tertiary education organisations to provide a quality, low cost education to the masses. Online offerings play an important role in this regard, as does the associated online assessment.The introduction of wholly online Bachelor of Business offerings at an Australian university in 2013, combined with a lack of studies into students' perceptions of on-line assessment stimulated this research. This paper compares the initial results of the quantitative analysis of students' perceptions of on-line assessment in two first-year School of Business subjects.The students' perceptions of regular (weekly) online assessment in one subject are compared with a single online assessment in another subject and indicate some differences with those undertaking the single test being more positive.The results have financial and educational implications for all tertiary education organisations.

Item ID: 28440
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-908557-93-6
ISSN: 1441-001X
Keywords: student perceptions, online assessment
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 23:25
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified @ 34%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 60%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education @ 20%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems @ 20%
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