A two day conference for practitioners and developers of e-Assessment

CAA Conference Guidelines for Authoring

The International CAA Conference focuses on the use of information technology in the assessment process (e-assessment).

We invite you to submit proposals related to the conference themes. Proposals should be one of the following types:

Full Paper (45 minutes including discussion)
Proposals of up to 3500 words must be submitted in entirety (not abstracts), and will be subject to review. Accepted full papers will be published in the Book of Proceedings and may be put forward for further journal publication. It is envisaged that short papers from the 2007 event could be worked up to 2008 full paper submissions.

Short Papers (30 minutes including discussion)
Proposals, which may be works in progress, should be submitted as a minimum 1000 word abstract for review. Accepted short papers will be included in the Proceedings archive of the conference web site. It is envisaged that a short paper could be worked up to a full paper submission for the next event in 2009.

All proposals will be subject to a double blind reference selection process. Feedback will be given and the organisers’ selections are final. All proposals must be completed using the MS Word template and should be submitted to the conference organiser: Janet Goold, caa-conf@lboro.ac.uk

CAA Conference Key Themes
1. Evaluation 4. Assessing Skills and Enhancing Student Learning

1.1 Comparisons between CAA Systems (Ease of use, cost, etc)

1.2 Student views about CAA

1.3 Cost Benefits

1.4 Comparison of using CAA with existing methods

1.5 Inter-institutional collaboration

4.1 Study skills, key skills, IT Skills

4.2 Higher order skills

4.3 Diagnostic testing

4.4 Pedagogical issues in question design and content

4.5 Provision of effective student feedback

4.6 High stakes summative assessment/Largescale CAA

4.7 Plagiarism

4.8 Adaptive testing

4.9 E-portfolio Assessment Issues

4.10 Embedding Assessment in Learning

4.11 Scenario Based Assessment

4.12 Confidence Level Assessment

2. Reporting

2.1 Interfacing with e-Portfolios

2.2 Strategies for effective use of reports/results

2.3 Innovation in Results Handling

3. Innovation in CAA

3.1 Question Types (over and above objective questions)

3.2 Use of IT to underpin the assessment process

3.3 Question banks and question sharing

3.4 Intelligent/expert CAA Systems

3.5 International Developments

3.6 Delivery systems not limited to Web/PC (PDA, mobile phone etc)

3.7 E-moderation, Peer assisted learning, hidden assessment

3.8 Addressing the requirements of specia lneeds students

3.9 VLE/MLE assessment issues

3.10 E-assessment Architectures & Frameworks

3.11 Open Source E-assessment Initiatives

3.12 Service Oriented Approaches

5. Strategic Developments

5.1 Encouraging uptake

5.2 Identification and maintenance of best practice

5.3 Departmental/faculty/institution wide initiatives

5.4 Quality assurance issues

5.5 Staffing issues

5.6 Impact on institutional teaching and learning strategies

5.7 Standards

5.8 Security issues and biometrics

5.9 Examination board and corporate experiences

5.10 Support issues, staff and student training

5.11 Linkages with Appropriate Information Systems

5.12 Production Systems & Issues