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Making a mark - Taking assessment to technology

Cox, MJ and Schleyer, T and Johnson, LA and Eaton, KA and Reynolds, PA (2008) Making a mark - Taking assessment to technology. British Dental Journal, 205 (1). 33 - 39. ISSN 0007-0610

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During any course of study, students are assessed usually through a range of methods which may include written examinations, coursework assignments, professional practice, oral tests and practical examinations. This article considers the various forms of assessment in dental education and how information and communication technology is being applied to them. As innovative teaching and learning methods such as computer simulations are introduced, the assessment of results, successes and failures is taking on new forms in many traditional courses. The web is also spreading its tentacles into assessment, with the benefits of offering almost instant feedback and support. However, technology brings its own problems, not least by making ever more ingenious methods of plagiarism easier. Educational establishments, therefore, must be aware of such problems and have policies in place to counteract them. © 2008 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, MJ
Schleyer, Ttitus@pitt.eduTITUS0000-0003-1829-971X
Johnson, LA
Eaton, KA
Reynolds, PA
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Dental Informatics
Date: 12 July 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: British Dental Journal
Volume: 205
Number: 1
Page Range: 33 - 39
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2008.566
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0007-0610
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Computer-Assisted Instruction--methods; Diffusion of Innovation; Education, Dental--methods; Educational Measurement--methods; Educational Technology--methods; Great Britain; Humans
PubMed ID: 18617943
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 15:26
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 15:37


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