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Programme for 9th CAA Conference 2005

The event programme for the 9th International CAA Conference, detailed below, is also available in PDF format:

Event Programme (PDF file size: 159 KB)

Day 1: 5th July 2005

2005 CAA Conference Programme - Day 1
time activity
09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.30 Introduction and Welcome
  Andy Wilson, Director of Professional Development, Loughborough University
Myles Danson, Conference Director
09.40 Day 1 Key Note Address
DERWENT Testing Triage: Greater Assessment Effectiveness at Lower Cost
Sharon Shrock and William Coscarelli
10.25 Parallel Papers
DERWENT A: Short Paper Session
  • a1: The Design of Multimedia Assessment Objects
    Gavin Sim, Stephanie Strong and Phil Holifield
  • a2: A Personal Agenda for E-Assessment Research
    Andrew Boyle
  • a3: The Continual Assessment of Confidence or Knowledge with Hidden MCQ?
    Phil Davies
  • a4: Aggregating Assessment Tools in a Service Oriented Architecture
    Will M. Davies, Hugh C. Davis and Niall Sclater
  • a5: Issues in Question Design within a National High-Stakes Programme
    Susan C. Woodger, Helen S. Ashton and Cliff E. Beevers
AVON B: Long Paper Session
  • b1: Drivers and Barriers to the Adoption of Computer Assisted Assessment for UK Awarding Bodies
    Geoff Chapman
  • b2: A Checklist for Inclusive Assessment: Getting Started with Accessibility
    Dr Simon Ball
  • b3: The PePCAA Project: Formative Scenario-Based CAA in Psychology for Teachers
    Victoria Crisp and Christine Ward
SWIFT C: Commercial Presentations
  • c1: Higher Education Academy
  • c2: Question Mark Computing
  • c3: Thomson Prometric
  • c4: Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • c5: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
12.55 Lunch
14.00 Parallel Papers
DERWENT D: Short Paper Session
  • d1: Weighting for Computerized Peer-Assessment to be Accepted
    Phil Davies
  • d2: The Development of a Fraction Testing and Tutoring System
    Qingping He and Paul Brna
  • d3: Foiling the Free Riders: Early Experience with Compulsory Peer Assessment at an Online Business School
    Dr Jeremy B. Williams
AVON E: Short Paper Session
  • e1: Automated Feedback for a Computer-Adaptive Test: A Case Study
    M. Lilley, T. Barker and C. Britton
  • e2: Assessment of A-Priori and Dynamic Extended Learner Profiling for Accommodative Learning
    Allan J. Pellow, Elaine M. Smith, Barry J. Beggs and Hernando L. Fernandez-Canque
  • e3: Degrees of Incorrectness in Computer Adaptive Language Testing
    Tsopanoglou, A., Ypsilandis, G.S. and Mouti, A.
SWIFT F: Long Paper Session
  • f1: Sophisticated Tasks in E-Assessment: What are they? And what are their benefits?
    Andrew Boyle
  • f2: Evaluation of the Scottish Pass-IT Assessment Project
    Gráinne Conole
15.30 Coffee
16.00 Parallel Papers
DERWENT G: Long Paper Session
  • g1: Cost Effective use of Simulations in Online Assessment
    Ruth Thomas, Helen Ashton, Bill Austin, Cliff Beevers, Dave Edwards and Colin Milligan
  • g2: Questionbank: Computer Supported Self-Questioning
    Silvester Draaijer and Jaap Boter
AVON H: Long Paper Session
  • h1: Evaluation of Computing Students Performance using Group Based Learning Online and Offline
    Martina A. Doolan and Trevor Barker
  • h2: Online Assessment for University Admission: Goals, Problems, and Experience
    Volker Turau, Dietrich Fahrenholtz and Marcus Venzke
SWIFT I: Long Paper Session
  • i1: Using Evaluation to Inform the Development of a User-Focused Assessment Engine
    Gráinne Conole and Niall Sclater
  • i2: Whither E-Assessment?
    Bill Warburton and Gráinne Conole
17.30 Close
19.30 Conference Dinner and Casino sponsored by Questionmark Computing
  The conference dinner is at Burleigh Court followed by the now infamous CAA Conference Casino

Day 2: 6th July 2005

2005 CAA Conference Programme - Day 2
time activity
09.00 Parallel Papers
DERWENT J: Short Paper Session
  • j1: The Maths Itembanking Project: A Work in Progress
    Mhairi McAlpine and Martyn Ware
  • j2: “Well Nobody Reads Learning Outcomes Do They?” - An Evaluation of CAA and its Feedback on Directed Student Learning
    Sophie Brettell, Justin Durham and Steve McHanwell
  • j3: Discriminative Marking of Numeric Problems
    Richard A. Bacon
AVON K: Long Paper Session
  • k1: A Comparison of Blackboard CAA and an Innovative Self Assessment Tool for Formative Assessment
    Graham Farrell, Viviene Farrell and Ying K Leung
  • k2: Diagram Matching for Human-Computer Collaborative Assessment
    Christos Tselonis, John Sargeant and Mary McGee Wood
SWIFT L: Short Paper Session
  • l1: Using PDAs for CAA: Practicalities, Disasters, Apathy
    Jon Trinder, Scott Roy and Jane Magill
  • l2: The Problem of the Saltatory Cut-Score: Some Issues and Recommendations for Applying the Angoff to Test Item Banks
    William Coscarelli, Andrew Barrett, John Kleeman and Sharon Shrock
  • l3: Conceptualising Item Banks
    Niall Sclater
10.30 Coffee
11.00 JISC Session Parallel Presentations
  Building on JISC Activities in Developing a Roadmap for E-Assessment for the Future
DERWENT M: Changes in Pedagogical Approaches
  • m1: Re-Thinking Technology-Supported Assessment Practices in Relation to the Development of Self-Regulated Learning
    David Nicol and Jim Boyle
  • m2: Consultation session - Case studies of effective and innovative practice
    Sarah Knight
AVON N: Emerging technical requirements
  • n1: FREMA - Developing an e-Assessment Reference Model
    Yvonne Howard
  • n2: Consultation session - e-Assessment Glossary
    Malcolm Batchelor
SWIFT O: Tools for e-assessment
  • o1: Assis - Facilitating next generation learning experiences
    Robert Sherratt and Steve Jeyes and: TOIA Update Jalshan Sabir
  • o2: Consultation session - Building a roadmap for e-assessment
    Helen Beetham
12.30 Lunch
13.30 P: JISC Discussion Session
DERWENT Challenges and opportunities for embedding e-assessment in Lifelong Learning
Amanda Black–Becta, Niall Sclater–University of Strathclyde, Paul Bailey–JISC Eddie Gulc–Higher Education Academy, Alika Gupta–QCA, Andy Wilson–Loughborough University (Panel facilitator)
14.15 Parallel Papers
DERWENT Q: Short Paper Session
  • q1: What Students Really Say
    Mary McGee Wood, John Sargeant and Craig Jones
AVON R: Short Paper Session
  • r1: The SPRInTA Project: Supporting Student Assessment through a Portal
    Nicola Bryan and Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown
SWIFT S: Short Paper Session
  • s1: A Technical Perspective on ASAP - Automated System for Assessment of Programming
    Christopher Douce, David Livingstone, James Orwell, Steve Grindle and Justin Cobb
14.45 Coffee
15.15 Parallel Papers
DERWENT T: Long Paper Session
  • t1: CriterionSM Online Writing Evaluation - a Web-Based Service for Real-Time Evaluation of English-Writing Skills, Providing Instant Diagnostic Feedback and Scoring
    Ian Lucas
  • t2: Recent Developments in Setting and using Objective Tests in Mathematics using QM Perception
    Nabamallika Baruah, Edward Ellis, Mundeep Gill and Martin Greenhow
AVON U: Long Paper Session
  • u1: Investigating Gender Bias in Formative and Summative CAA
    Karen Fill and Dr Sally Brailsford
  • u2: Adapting the Automatic Assessment of Free-Text Answers to the Students
    Diana Pérez and Enrique Alfonseca
SWIFT V: Long Paper Session
  • v1: Parameters Driving Effectiveness of Automated Essay Scoring with LSA
    Fridolin Wild, Christina Stahl, Gerald Stermsek and Gustaf Neumann
  • v2: Defining the Infrastructure for a National Item Bank Service
    Niall Sclater, Eddie Boyle, Joanna Bull, Clive Church, Patrick Craven, Rowin Cross, Myles Danson, Leah Halliday, Ian Howie, John X. Kelly, Steve Lay, Moira Massey, Mhairi McAlpine, Diane McDonald, Mary MacDonald, Steve Rogers and Su White
16.45 Closing Note, Champagne Draw