Computer-based Internet-hosted assessment of L2 literacy: Computerizing and administering of the Oxford Quick Placement Test in ExamView and Moodle

Meurant, Robert C. (2009) Computer-based Internet-hosted assessment of L2 literacy: Computerizing and administering of the Oxford Quick Placement Test in ExamView and Moodle. In: Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 60 . Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 84-91. ISBN 978-3-642-10511-1

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Abstract

Sorting of Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) university students by Second Language (L2) aptitude allocates students to classes of compatible ability level, and was here used to screen candidates for interview. Paper-and-pen versions of the Oxford Quick Placement Test were adapted to computer-based testing via online hosting using FSCreations ExamView. Problems with their online hosting site led to conversion to the popular computer-based learning management system Moodle, hosted on www.ninehub.com. 317 sophomores were tested online to encourage L2 digital literacy. Strategies for effective hybrid implementation of Learning Management Systems in L2 tertiary education include computer-based Internet-hosted L2 aptitude tests. These potentially provide a convenient measure of student progress in developing L2 fluency, and offer a more objective and relevant means of teacher- and course-assessment than student evaluations, which tend to confuse entertainment value and teacher popularity with academic credibility and pedagogical effectiveness.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online hosted literacy assessment, Oxford Quick Placement Test, L2 digital literacy, Second Language, SLA, L2 literacy, L2 aptitude, EFL, LMS, Korea, Moodle, ExamView, computer-based evaluation
Subjects: Educational technology > Electronic assessment
Education (General) > Language learning
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 02:13
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 02:13
URI: http://research.moodle.net/id/eprint/111

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