Engaging Students with Constructivist Participatory Examinations in Asynchronous Learning Networks

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					                            Journal of Information Systems Education, Vol. 19(3)




       Engaging Students with Constructivist Participatory
       Examinations in Asynchronous Learning Networks

                                               Dezhi Wu
                           Computer Science & Information Systems Department
                                        Southern Utah University
                                     Cedar City, UT 84720, U.S.A.
                                             wu@suu.edu

                                                  Michael Bieber
                                               Starr Roxanne Hiltz
                                          
				
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Description: The online participatory exam transforms the traditional exam into a constructivist, cooperative and engaging learning experience. Students learn from designing and answering exam questions, from evaluating their peers' performance, and from reading questions, answers and evaluations. This paper, aimed at faculty who teach online and at researchers interested in online learning, describes the procedures, advantages, and disadvantages of this new approach to the examination process. Five semesters of participatory exam research are analyzed. A majority of students preferred the participatory exam and believed that it increased their learning. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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