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Asynchronous Participatory Exams: Internet Innovation for Engaging Students
March/April 2009 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 44-50
Dezhi Wu, Southern Utah University
Michael Bieber, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Asynchronous Learning Networks Participatory Examination (APE) is a constructivist approach that fully engages students in the entire exam life cycle. Students design and solve exam questions while evaluating their peers' solutions using an anonymous, structured process enabled by Internet technologies. APE achieves higher-level learning by encouraging students to tap into all levels of cognitive skills. Compared to the traditional exam experiences in most classes, most students prefer APE, enjoy its process, and recommend its use. APE liberates both students and instructors by reengineering the examination process and deepening learning throughout.

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Index Terms:
learning, exam, participatory exam, peer assessment, e-learning, constructivism, distance learning, asynchronous learning networks, virtual learning environment
Dezhi Wu, Michael Bieber, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, "Asynchronous Participatory Exams: Internet Innovation for Engaging Students," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 44-50, March-April 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.27
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