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Diagnosing student errors in e-Assessment questions

Henderson, Karen L.; Rhys Gwynllyw, D.; Walker, Philip; Gwynllyw, Rhys; Henderson, Karen

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Authors

Karen L. Henderson

D. Rhys Gwynllyw

Philip Walker

Rhys Gwynllyw Rhys.Gwynllyw@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning



Abstract

© The Author 2015. We demonstrate how the re-marker and reporter facility of the DEWIS e-Assessment system facilitates the capture, analysis and reporting of student errors using two case studies: logarithms and indices for first-year computing students at the University of the West of England, and Sturm-Liouville problems for second-year mathematics students at Leeds University. The differences in approach needed for error capture for commonly used numerical or algebraic answer inputs are discussed and shown to facilitate efficient capture and reporting of student errors. Not only does such information provide away to tailor question feedback to address these errors for use by future students, but can be made available to current students by re-marking their answers using the newly identified errors and hencemaking the improved feedback available to them too.

Citation

Henderson, K. L., Rhys Gwynllyw, D., Walker, P., Gwynllyw, R., & Henderson, K. (2015). Diagnosing student errors in e-Assessment questions. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34(3), 160-170. https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv010

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 27, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 23, 2016
Journal Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Print ISSN 0268-3679
Electronic ISSN 1471-6976
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 3
Pages 160-170
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv010
Keywords e-assessment, student errors, DEWIS, mal-rules
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/844950
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv010
Additional Information Additional Information : This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications following peer review. The version of record Walker, P., Gwynllyw, R. and Henderson, K. (2015) Diagnosing student errors in e-assessment questions. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34 (3), pp. 160-170. ISSN 0268-3679, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv010

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