EvalCOMIX®: A Web-Based Programme to Support Collaboration in Assessment

EvalCOMIX®: A Web-Based Programme to Support Collaboration in Assessment

María Soledad Ibarra-Sáiz, Gregorio Rodríguez-Gómez
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0420-8.ch022
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The increasing use of technological tools to support the process of participation in assessment is explained, firstly, by the current tendencies in assessment and learning in Higher Education which encourage the active participation of students as a means to improve their learning; secondly, by the universal presence of technology that makes it impossible to conceive of any educational process that does not contemplate its use and that is leading to ever more courses that are either virtual or require minimal attendance; and, finally, an environment in which there are ever greater numbers of students per class. This chapter presents the results of using the web-based EvalCOMIX® programme in the context of a number of Higher Education training courses. Data has been collected through questionnaires and interviews applied to students, lecturers and academic coordinators. The results illustrate the ease of implementation of EvalCOMIX®, its usefulness in creating and sharing assessment instruments and the opportunity it provides to facilitate student participation in assessment.
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Theoretical Framework

This section presents the theoretical framework used to validate the study and its results in order to contextualise the importance of the experience and process. It focuses on three key areas:

  • Assessment as learning and empowerment.

  • Collaborative assessment or co-assessment as means of participative assessment.

  • The need to incorporate technological tools in the assessment process to encourage student participation.

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