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Comment: Last Updated: 3 March, 2011 Section: News Computers must soon replace pen and paper in all exams, the head of the qualifications watchdog has said. Ofqual’s outgoing chief executive Isabel Nisbet said retaining traditional writing materials would mean GCSEs and A-levels becoming “invalid” for digitally native pupils. Two major exam boards have given enthusiastic support to her call for reform. Edexcel managing director Ziggy Liaquat said: “Technology has the potential to transform education by making its delivery more personalised, efficient and effective and more transparent and secure.
Summary The Rogō OSS project will package an in-house e-assessment tool for wider re-use under an open source licence. We will support the transfer of Rogō to five HEIs and promote the creation of an open source community around it.
The Hot Potatoes home page is located at the University of Victoria. You can download the latest versions of the programs from there. The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. On September 1, 2009, Hot Potatoes was released as freeware.
Quandary is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Working through this branching tree is like negotiating a maze, hence the name "Action Maze". Action mazes can be used for many purposes, including problem-solving, diagnosis, procedural training, and surveys/questionnaires. All of these types of use are easier to understand by example than they are to explain, so here are some example exercises .