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Programme for 10th International CAA Conference

The event programme for the 10th International CAA Conference is available in both HTML and PDF format:

Programme (PDF file size: 158 KB)

The PDF version of the programme is the master copy, we aim to keep the version listed below as up-to-date as possible, however, there maybe minor discrepancies.

Day 1: 4th July 2006

2006 CAA Conference Programme - Day 1
time/location activity
Registration and Coffee
10.00 Introduction and Welcome
AVON Morag Bell (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching) and Myles Danson (Conference Director)
10.30 Parallel Papers
DERWENT A: Short Paper Session: Item banking and standards
  • a1: Item banking infrastructure: A proposal for a decoupled architecture
    Mhairi McAlpine and Linn van der Zanden
  • a2: Generalise not specialise: design implications for a national assessment bank
    Rod Johnson and Sandra Johnson
  • a3: R2Q2: Rendering and Reponses processing for QTIv2 question types
    Gary Wills, Hugh Davis, Lester Gilbert, Yvonne Howard, Steve Jeyes, David Millard and Robert Sherratt
  • a4: QuestionBuddy - A collaborative question search and play portal
    Will M. Davies and Hugh C. Davis
AVON B: Short Paper Session: Assessing mathematics
  • b1: Issues with setting online objective mathematics questions and testing their efficacy
    Nabamallika Baruah, Edward Ellis, Mundeep Gill, Martin Greenhow and Justin Hatt
  • b2: Formative assessment using CAA: an early exploration of the Slim Pilot Project
    Helen Martin and Sara Preston
  • b3: Exportable technologies: Mathml and SVG objects for CAA and web content
    Edward Ellis and Martin Greenhow
  • b4: Mathematical Question Spaces
    Christopher J Sangwin
SWIFT C: Short Paper session: Experiences from the commercial sector
  • c1: Innovations in e-assessment
    Eric Shepherd (Questionmark Computing)
  • c2: Acceptance and usage of e-assessment for UK awarding bodies - a research study
    Geff Chapman (Thomson Prometric)
  • c3: Maple T. A. a springboard for web based testing and assessment
    Samir Khan (Adept Scientfic)
  • c4: Implementing Large Scale Assessment Programs
    Liam Wynne and Suzana Lopes (Pearson Vue)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Parallel Papers
DERWENT D: Short Paper Session: Staff attitudes and development
  • d1: Measuring staff attitude to an automated feedback system based on a Computer Adaptive Test
    Mariana Lilley and Trevor Barker
  • d2: An evaluation of the formative functions of a large-scale on-screen assessment
    Andrew Boyle
  • d3: Empowering the assessors - staff development for e-assessment
    Margaret Wallace
AVON E: Short Paper Session: Cross-sector studies
  • e1: Identifying innovative and effective practice in e-assessment: findings from seventeen U.K. case studies
    Denise Whitelock, Don Mackenzie, Christine Whitehouse, Cornelia Ruedel and Simon Rae
  • e2: QuickTri and intelligent shell system (ISS) from innovation 4 learning. Building on practical experience
    Don Mackenzie and Matthew Stanwell
  • e3: Developments in on-screen assessment design for examinations
    Che Osborne and John Winkley
SWIFT F: Long Paper Session: Constructed answers
  • f1: A diagram drawing tool for semi-automatic assessment of conceptual database diagrams
    F. Batmaz and C.J. Hinde
  • f2: Light-weight clustering techniques for short text answers in Human Computer Collaborative (HCC) CAA
    Mary McGee Wood, Craig Jones and John Sargeant
15.30 Parallel Papers
DERWENT G: Short Paper Session: Text and speech
  • g1: Development of web browsing techniques to capture responses in the context of English Language Skills Assessment
    Jenifer Moody and Jeremy Swift
  • g2: Symbolic assessment of free-text answers in a second language tutoring system
    Matthieu Hermet and Stan Szpakowicz
  • g3: Using role and reference grammar to support computer-assisted assessment of free text answers
    Elizabeth Guest and Sally Brown
AVON H: Short Paper Session: Delivery technologies
  • hi: A call to arms for handheld devices
    J.J. Trinder, J. Magill and S. Roy
  • h2: Exams, essays and tablets - trying to make the pill more palatable
    Nora Mogey and Greg Sarab
  • h3: The mobile wireless classroom
    Chris Dechter
SWIFT I: Long Paper Session: Group and peer assessment
  • i1: Summative peer assessment using 'Turnitin' and a large cohort of students: a case study
    Silvester Draaijer and Patris van Boxel
  • i2: Development of a web-based groupwork assessment tool
    Hannah Whaley and David Walker
17.00 Close


Day 2: 5th July 2006

2006 CAA Conference Programme - Day 2
time/location activity
09.00 Parallel Papers
DERWENT J: Short Paper Session: Applications of selection questions
  • j1: Development of a student-searchable database of veterinary MCQs with educational feedback, for independent learning
    S Head and C Ogden
  • j2: Has online self-assessment improved medical students engagement with clinicopathological conferences (CPCs)?
    Sally Wilks, Karen Mattick and Rob Marshall
  • j3: An investigation of the response time for items in a computer adaptive test
    Chris Wheadon, Quingping He, Robert Coe, and Peter Tymms
AVON K: Long Paper Session: Assessment instruments
  • k1: Generic model of computation for intelligent computer aided progress assessment (iCAP)
    Esyin Chew and Norah Jones
  • k2: A comparison of an innovative web-based assessment tool utilizing confidence measurement to the traditional multiple choice, short answer and problem solving questions
    Graham Farrell
SWIFT L: Short Paper Session: Software engineering issues
  • l1: Moodle: enhancing the assessment capabilities of the leading open source virtual learning environment
    Niall Sclater, Phil Butcher, Pete Thomas and Sally Jordan
  • l2: Use cases as a means of capturing e-assessment practices and identifying appropriate web services
    Gráinne Conole, Isobel Falconer, Ann Jeffrey and Allison Littlejohn
  • l3: E-Testing based on service oriented architecture
    Goce S. Armenski and Marjan Gusev
11.00 Parallel Papers
DERWENT M: Long Paper Session: Pedagogy and practice
  • m1: Bridging the gap between assessment, learning and teaching
    Helen Ashton and Ruth Thomas
  • m2: Assessment for learner self regulation: Enhancing the first year experience using learning technologies
    David Nicol
AVON N: Long Paper Session: Support tools
  • n1: System dynamics based learning environments: a technology for decision support and assessment
    Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
  • n2: Constructing Assessments using Tools and Services (CATS)
    lain Tulloch
SWIFT O: Long Paper Session: Student experience
  • o1: Online assessment of laboratory coursework in microbiology: a case study
    Malcolm Andrew
  • o2: Evaluating the user experience in CAA Environments: What affects user satisfaction?
    Gavin Sim, Janet C Read and Phil Holifield
12.30 Lunch
13.30 P: JISC Session
  • p1: Overview of JISC assessment activities
    Lou McGill
14.15 Parallel Papers
DERWENT Q: Short Paper Session: Students' use of technology
  • q1: In-depth case studies of students' use of technology to support assessment
    Gráinne Conole, Maarten de Laat, Jonathan Darby and Teresa Dillon
AVON R: Short Paper Session:Linking traditional and e-assessment
  • r1: Intelligent Paper, Pens and Ink
    Gillian Whitehouse and Dale Hinch
SWIFT S: Short Paper Session: Accessibility
  • s1: A Computer-assisted test for accessible computer-assisted assessment
    Gill Harrison and John Gray
15.15 Parallel Papers
DERWENT T: Short Paper Session: Evaluating the student experience
  • t1: The SPRInTA Project: Engaging students in formative assessment: strategies and outcomes
    Nicola Bryan, Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown and Martin Sellens
  • t2: Learning from assessment: Evaluating the benefits of DALI (Diagnostic Assessment Learning Interface)
    Hershbinder Mann and Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown
  • t3: Identifying E-assessment development priorities through user evaluation
    Susie Hill and Martyn Ware
AVON U: Short Paper Session: Continuous assessment
  • u1: Assessing student activity in online forums
    Liam Rourke, Greg Sadesky and Heather Kanuka
  • u2: Assessment to Improve Self Regulated Learning
    Poppy Pickard
  • u3: Online coursework submission. From pilot to University-wide implementation: rationale, challenges and further development
    Andrew Downton and Guinevere Glasfurd-Brown
SWIFT V: Long Paper Session: Which way now?
  • vi: Quick win or slow burn? Modelling UK HE CAA uptake
    Bill Warburton
  • v2: Developing a roadmap for e-assessment: Which way now?
    Denise Whitelock and Andrew Brasher
Closing Note/Champagne Draw