Over the last few years, Metha Kamminga has been paying a great deal of attention, and offering support, to various teams of teachers who have started to use digital testing in their courses. This has enabled her to understand key pitfalls that instructors and institutions fall into, because the success rates don’t typically match expectations. Understandably, this leads to frustration amongst teachers and students.
When digital testing is used to stimulate studying, and guide the learning process, it demands a certain investment of time and effort, which will eventually repay itself in time savings, better results, and more time for direct contact with students.
This webinar, which presents the research completed by Metha Kamminga, outlines the pitfalls associated with digital testing, and also offers solutions that can avoid the associated frustration. Metha offers solutions in Maple T.A., Maplesoft’s sophisticated testing system, which is especially suited for testing knowledge and skills in mathematical, technical and other courses. Maple T.A’s outstanding features include randomization (including textual randomization), free response questions, adaptive testing, and excellent options for the use of formulas and plots. There are other systems in the market that aid digital testing and many of the lessons here will apply to the use of other systems as well.
Metha Kamminga is an Independent Higher Education Professional in the Netherlands. Learn more about her research by visiting her website: http://www.methakamminga.nl/.