Learning Technology

Category: TouchStone

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TouchStone…New Name…Rogō

November 3rd, 2011 at 05:11

  A new version of TouchStone has been released with new functionality and a new name! Rogō 4.1 has some new features developed to meet the requirements identified by users within the University.     Maths/Chemistry equation editor An equation editor has been added to Rogō to allow the inclusion of equations in question text [...]

Rogō – the new name in e-assessment

October 20th, 2011 at 07:10

From the end of October TouchStone, the centrally supported e-assessment tool at the University will be known as Rogō (Latin for ‘I ask’). This is to avoid possible trademark infringements around the previous name following the decision to release the software under an open source licence. With the support of JISC, Nottingham will package Rogō [...]

TouchStone Open Source e-Assessment

September 16th, 2011 at 01:09

Good news! The University has recently secured JISC funding to support the release of TouchStone, an e-assessment tool originally developed within the Medical School, as an open source solution to benefit the wider HE community. In the 2010, the University adopted TouchStone as the centrally supported e-assessment tool and has recently completed a programme of [...]

Free webinars about technology in learning

August 26th, 2011 at 09:08

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) has a series of free 90-minute lunchtime webinars on topics relating to using technology in learning and teaching. In the autumn term they are: 10 October: Getting started with serious games 16 November: Writing effective quiz and assessment questions 13 December: The psychology of learning More information at http://www.alt.ac.uk/events

Mapping a way forward

August 8th, 2011 at 07:08

Last year I blogged about discussions I had been having at the University around curriculum mapping requirements with colleagues in Engineering, Nursing and the Medical School. This is an exciting programme of work with huge potential to impact the learning experience for our students. However, discussions in recent months have been slightly complicated by developments [...]

Expert opinions on SCT questions

August 4th, 2011 at 06:08

Script Concordance Test (SCT) questions assess reasoning skills in uncertain clinical situations. They present information about a case with details of initial reasoning (hypothesis, selected treatment etc) followed by new information. The student is then asked to what extent the new information supports the initial reasoning. These questions do not have correct or incorrect answers in the same [...]

TouchStone and the Rapid Selector

July 14th, 2011 at 03:07

“There is a little used machine in existence – the rapid selector – which can review items on a strip of microfilm at the rate of 1,000 items a second and print those which are selected in accordance with a code set on a keyboard. It could, for example, review the case histories of half [...]

New TouchStone release!

June 20th, 2011 at 10:06

On Tuesday 14th June version 4.0 of TouchStone was released. This includes improved functionality and new features as requested by users. The first thing you might notice is that the navigation options have changed. A breadcrumb trail is now displayed at the top of the screen replacing the ‘Up’ arrow used in v3.9 . This means [...]

Editing restrictions on live and locked TouchStone papers

May 17th, 2011 at 03:05

When a Formative paper is ‘live’ as set by the ‘Available From’ and ‘To’ dates, there are some restrictions set by TouchStone: You can’t change the question order You can’t change the screen number for a question You can’t remove questions from the paper What to do – If you are still working on the [...]

Do TouchStone exams automatically end after the allocated time period?

May 10th, 2011 at 03:05

The ending of a TouchStone exam is controlled by the person running the exam by making an announcement that students must stop answering questions, navigate to the final screen and click on the Finish button. The advantage of this method over a software automatic method is that it allows additional time to be added if [...]