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Colour code standards for schematic diagrams

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Comment by Venkat on April 8, 2009 at 14:11
The group members may be interested in the forthcoming conference on e-Assessment during 11-12 November 2009. For further information, please visit http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/symposia/ea09.jsp.
Comment by Dennis on March 27, 2009 at 14:05
For those who have access: Understanding Defence, Understanding the RAF, DACP Upskilling and CIPS have excellent examples of summative and formative assessments contained within the courseware. I've also attached source material outlining various strategies of assessment that may be of benefit.

AQP_AC120_54.pdf

Instructors Handbook.pdf
Comment by Paul Pine on March 8, 2009 at 21:08
Jim/Andy

Here's the Assessment Guide may team use. I'm have problems publishing the document it self, so have taken a screen shot. Hope it is of use.

Comment by Jim Potts on March 4, 2009 at 16:53
Andy, thanks for the input. I'll see you on 16 Mar (unfortunately I didn't make it to the RN e-Learning WG) as we are looking at using the Cranfield University Moodle for the Army Military Knowledge courses. Cheers, Jim:)
Comment by Andy Cree on March 4, 2009 at 16:22
Jim/Paul
I have just joined this group and have read the comments below. We at SULTAN have used multi choice testing within Moodle to assess underpinning knowledge. However we have also addedd 'Hot Potatoes' which allows graphic usage and are also exploring 'Quandary'. Some of this will be touched upon at the Defence Moodle Working Group being held at SULTAN on 16 Mar. Happy to discuss further. I have also been asked to present at an e-Assessment conference(gathering) in Nov. This may well elicit some other areas worth exploring. Itiel Dror's interactive video demonstration at Learning Technologies sparked a few ideas with me for scenario based assessment.
Comment by Paul Pine on February 11, 2009 at 20:47
Jim / Simon
I will also be attending the RN E-Learning WG next week and look forward to chatting further then. In the mean time, I will post a assessment developer guide in this chat when I'm back in office next week. This guide suggest that you can use multi-choice and true false type questions to test higher level understanding through setting scenarios. For example, if you set the scene for some activity you can then ask yes/no or multi-choice questions based on their analysis and evaluation of the evidence. By then using weighting on the responses and the incentive of a higher pass mark (take away the element of guessing) or alternatively lots of questions in a short time period (to add time pressure), this may well enable a quick win using you current tools such as QMP.

Our early work on the Type 45 Virtual walkthrough was good at giving spatial awareness and familiarization of an environment, unfortunately we didn't have the money or the bandwidth to try anything further.
Comment by Simon Coles on February 11, 2009 at 13:49
Feedback will be across the board via the community forum which I believe you have access to. I will also ensure all WGs are aware of any outcomes.
Comment by Jim Potts on February 11, 2009 at 12:18
We run our assessments in QMP and I'm currently looking at Intelligent Assessment's free text tool that is in use with the OU, but I'll pursue other avenues if you know of any.
I've had several chats with Caspian and would be interested in the outcome of your trial/demo. Are you going to provide feedback to the RAF and/or RN e-Learning WGs as I'm hoping to attend both?
Comment by Simon Coles on February 11, 2009 at 12:06
Jim

At DCTS we have just taken delivery of a beta version of Caspian's TWs which is due for release end of March. Our plan is to assess it in terms of in-house authoring as opposed to contracting Caspian to develop training content, allowing them to focus on more modeling / design issues. I have training content from RAF Phase 1 training and aim to produce a small demo and use their population to generate some evaluation. This is likely to be heavy on the assessment side . From what I have seen from previous serious games production and in particular from Caspian it lends its self very well to assessment. We will also be looking at tracking issues on how the student has performed within the game for follow up work from Instructors if required. I will ask the free text question for you if you like?
Comment by Jim Potts on February 11, 2009 at 9:24
Sorry it's taken a while to respond, I was away (without internet access, yuch). The courses I run are more education than training and thus don't lend themselves to multiple choice assessments which, even with skilful question techniques, tend to test knowledge rather than understanding. I'm trying to get a viable free text answer tool and have my eye on developing serious games but the latter don't seem to be at this end of the assessment spectrum yet unless you have seen otherwise?
 

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