135 questions on a mobile device, Budapest


On Monday December 17th 2012, the Hungarian Association for Welding and Material Testing in Budapest (MHtE) used the Peer Learning Assessment System (PELE) for an exam in material testing. Three groups worked with 135 questions at the same time, using a small handheld device like an iPod to submit the results. 

MHtE has been using PELE for several exams during the fall 2012. In the beginning PELE was used for smaller tests of 10-20 questions, butt his week a new milestone was reached with PELE being used to answer tests of 135 questions. The pictures show how mobile devices (iPods) may be used for real exams. MHtE uses randomized questions, enabling the students to sit next by each other without anyone cheating. 


MHtE has been using PELE for several months, and it is evident that for commercial courses it is enough to spend 5 minutes demonstrating PELE. The students report that they like to use the system, and that it is easy to use. Compared to the traditional exam systems that are used in material testing, PELE provides a much more cost-efficient solution.                                                                                                                    



Snapshots from the exam on Monday. The penetration rate for smartphones is still low in Hungary, ans so MHtE has rented iPods for the students to use during the tests. 

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