Online Examinations with Expert System Shells
Abstract: An important part of the learning process is an assessment of student progress. It is particularly challenging in web-based teaching. Online examinations are one of the forms of assessment. There are several implementation technologies for on line examinations. However, for the first time in the literature we will present in this paper an application of expert system shell for on-line examination. Application of commercially available expert system shells allow on-line examinations contents providers to focus on creating effective assessment questions using technology rather than focusing on the technology itself. In the paper we present implementation of forced-answered testing methods as knowledge-based rules. This technology is useful in formative assessments, where students get instant feedback on their answers.
Presider: Anne Pierce, Hampton University