Learning Technology

Tag: e-assessment

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Harry Potter and the TouchStone of Assessment

1 February 2nd, 2011 at 03:02

Hogwarts was, after all, a place of learning, and if Professor Dumbledore had needed an e-assessment package to streamline the OWLs and NEWTs (although not of course the bits you need to wave a wand for) he would probably have picked TouchStone, the e-assessment tool developed at the University of Nottingham.  A touchstone is a [...]

Assessment Practice Project – ESCAPE

January 16th, 2011 at 09:01

The ESCAPE (Effecting Sustainable Change in Assessment Practice and Experience) Project offers a collection of helpful resources about assessment. The project aimed to develop assessment for learning activities to enhance the assessment experience for learners and staff. It worked with the University of Hertfordshire’s Business School and School of Life Sciences. As well as the project [...]

How can a student get more than 100% in a test?

November 25th, 2010 at 09:11

When reviewing the results of a student test, I saw that one student had got over 100%.  Is this a super intelligent student or was TouchStone being very generous? Looking at the stored data for the paper it could be seen that questions had been removed from the paper after the paper had been made [...]

What happens if there is a power cut in an online exam?

November 22nd, 2010 at 08:11

I have seen papers that have all questions on one screen which could result in the loss of all student responses. If you organise your paper well you can reduce the amount of data that could potentially be lost if there is a major technical failure. Exam papers should be split across a number of [...]

Using images in TouchStone questions

November 21st, 2010 at 10:11

Images can be used to show information or can be an essential part of a question such as the image hotspot and labelling question types.  When using images, you need to consider the physical size of the image (how it will appear on screen) as well as the file size.  The graphic below shows the [...]

Help! I’ve lost my question

November 19th, 2010 at 01:11

There have been a few new TouchStone users that have reported mysterious disappearances of questions.  In fact when the same users are shown how to search for a question, they see that they are saved in the question bank. Why did they think that the questions had vanished? When you create a new question you [...]

TouchStone at the e-Learning community (Nov 2010)

November 9th, 2010 at 09:11

The e-learning community meetings for 2010-11 got off to a flying start last week with a series of presentations on the new centrally supported e-assessment tool Touchstone . For those of you who couldn’t make it the videos are below: Overview by Dr Simon Wilkinson Simon provided an overview of the University recommended e-assessment tool, [...]

e-learning community event (Nov 2010)

October 26th, 2010 at 11:10

The next e-learning community meeting is  Wednesday 3 Nov from 12:30-2  on University Park,  Pope A13 Agenda: Overview of Touchstone Dr Simon Wilkinson Simon will provide an overview of the University recommended e-assessment tool, Touchstone, exploring new developments and features suitable for wider University adoption  (such as LaTeX support, invigilator support, foreign language support and randomised [...]

New e-assessment tool for the University

2 October 6th, 2010 at 12:10

I am pleased to announce that Professor Saul Tendler, PVC for Teaching and Learning, has approved on behalf of the Teaching and Learning Board  the recommendation that the University adopts Touchstone as the centrally supported e-assessment tool from October 2010, replacing QuestionMark Perception. The growth of online assessment at Nottingham is one of the teaching [...]