Title

Attitudes and perceptions towards summative e-assessment for free-text responses: A case study of a UAE university

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019, IGI Global. The key aim of this study is to provide an overview of students' and instructors' attitudes and perceptions towards the potential benefits and challenges of summative e-assessment for their writing courses at a UAE university. A mixed method of quantitative and qualitative analysis is used. The findings of the study revealed that a majority of student participants reported reasonable satisfaction with the e-assessment tool in terms of screen layout and background, interface design and ease of use and access. However, they indicated their preference to "pen and paper" exams. Instructor participants identified a number of challenges associated with using summative e-assessment in the writing courses, which would require educational institutions to make changes to promote the success of e-assessment.

ISSN

1550-1337

Publisher

IGI Global

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

28

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

Attitude and perception, E-assessment, Free-text response, Higher education, Summative assessment, Writing

Scopus ID

85056240428

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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