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Title: Using digital pens to expedite the marking procedure
Authors: Banitsas, KA
Eliopoulos, G
Murray, L
Keywords: Digital pen;Marking;Examinations;Multiple-choice;Expedite results;Student satisfaction
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: International Journal of Innovation in Education, 1(2): 188 - 203, Jun 2010
Abstract: Digital pens have been introduced over the last six years and have demonstrated that they can be used effectively for collecting, processing and storing data. These properties make them ideal for use in education, particularly in the marking procedure of multiple-choice questions (MCQ). In this report, we present a system that was designed to expedite the marking procedure of MCQ, for use at any educational level. The main element of the system is a digital pen, i.e. given to the students prior to the examination. On return of the pen, the system immediately recognises the students' answers and produces their results. In this specific research, four groups of students were studied and a variety of data were collected, concerning issues, such as accuracy, time gained by the use of the system and the impressions of the students. The pedagogic value of the use of the system is also presented.
Description: This is the Post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2010 Inderscience Publishers
ISSN: 1755-151X
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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