Use of questionmark assessment software to improve learning and teaching
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Computer aided assessment (CAA) using Questionmark Perception software can be used to enhance learning through the regular use of formative assessment. The range of question styles available within Perception provide good interactivity and can incorporate rich feedback which is tailored to the student’s response. Many refinements of fixed response questions have been devised over the past 20 years or so and while these may have not been feasible in pen and paper format they are far more achievable in practice if computerised. For example a variant of the multiple choice question where the students are required to indicate the certainty of their response, which is intended to reduce the effect of guessing, is easily computerised. The drag and drop template can be applied to a great variety of question styles which include concept maps, flow charts of practical schedules, and Venn diagrams.