"Exams on your mobile", article in Under Dusken


New technology renders exams paperless. Read more about the Peer Learning Assessment System (PeLe) in the article in the student magazine Under Dusken, 23.11.2012. Under Dusken is located in Trondheim, Norway. You may download the english translation here. 






Assessment with Response in 1-2-3!
Some photos taken during the assessment in a material science class at HiST, 22.11.2012 (photos taken by HiST personnel). The class had not used PeLe before this assessment, except a short technical introduction the day before to to make sure they could connect their mobile devices to the online services. 


These photos illustrate how the students work during the assessment. The student may answer the test by using either a laptop, tablet or smartphone - as it turned out, nobody opted to use their PCs. As clearly demonstrated in these pictures, assessement using PeLe is fun. 



The teacher, Dr. Roger Bergh and the civil engineering class. Almost 100 students used PeLe to answer the assessment. 




Peer Learning Assessment in practice. The class didn't answer all questions correctly the first time around - for instance, only 60 % of the class solved the last problem correctly.  This prompted Dr. Bergh to immediately start a peer learning discussion in the class, followed by a second vote. Notice how the score improved from the photo on the left above, to the one on the right.


Dr. Bergh got excellent feedback from the class during the assessment, and when the class was aksed if they wanted to use PeLe for the rest of the course, the answer was a resounding "yes". 

SRS 2.0, PELE 1.5, Eval 1.0 and iLike 1.0 are available for use.