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International Journal of Nursing Education
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 53) Last page : ( 58)
Print ISSN : 0974-9349. Online ISSN : 0974-9357.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00193.2

Initiation and Implementation of an E-assessment: An Experience

Ghazal Lubna1,*, Ajani Khairulnissa2, David Amber3, Wallani Karim4

1Senior Instructor, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

2Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

3Instructional Designer, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

4Lead Online, Learning Administrator, Primatics Financial (Pvt.) Ltd.

*Corresponding author: Lubna Ghazal (LG), Senior Instructor at Aga Khan University Room no 108/1st floor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The Aga Khan University, Stadium Road Karachi, Pakistan. Ph.: 92-3361858653, E-mail: Lubna.ghazal@aku.edu

Online published on 3 October, 2015.

Abstract

Online assessment is considered one of the reliable and efficient assessment strategies, especially for a large class. This article reports, a feasibility study that was done to explore the readiness of institution, teachers as well as students to initiate online assessment within a blended learning course (health assessment) of baccalaureate Programme in a private nursing school at Karachi Pakistan. Eighty three undergraduate students and six faculty members participated in this project. Participants were educated about the change in strategy for quizzes through on-going presentations, wrien guidelines, module and hands on experience. Students and faculty found the online quiz assessment as a user friendly, time and cost effective strategy. The benefits of online assessment (MCQ test) were observed to be automated marking, immediate results, students’ review of their performance and item analysis. Students’ readiness for online learning may help educators to engage and assess these students easily and prepare them for the upcoming online world of future.

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Keywords

Blended learning, E-assessment, online assessment, online quiz.

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