An Integrated E-Learning Examination Model Using Combined MCQ and Essay Based Full Blind Marking Assessment Technique

Akanbi C. Olufisoye, Akinfenwa T. Ola
2013 Journal of Automation and Control Engineering  
Web-based testing and assessment systems offer greater flexibility than the traditional approach because test could be offered at different times by students and in different locations. Though Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) is known to offer easier and faster methods in examination scoring and assessment, it has major disadvantage of fixed responses which tend to emphasize recall and encourage guessing. Assessment systems normally should generate responses that have the potential to show
more » ... tial to show originality and a greater depth of understanding of the learning contents. This paper presents integrated online assessment systems as a remedy to MCQ limitations. The Online Examination architecture developed and the model formulated combined MCQ with other assessment systems such as Long answer(essay) questions, Short answer (fill in the gap) questions,True/ false questions,Graphical (diagram -based) questions The discursive examination componentessay type uses double blind marking technique to assess the performances in examination and the system model was implemented using Apache Server, PHP Programming Language , HTML, Ajax, jQuery, Javascript and MySQL Database. 
doi:10.12720/joace.1.2.135-139 fatcat:tyid2i5kwrdptgrhdik4bukutu