Design and Development of IMS QTI Compliant Lightweight Assessment Delivery System
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While testing students is a popular pedagogical evaluation approach in both formal and informal learning, there still is a lack of usable, interoperable and open source tools that could have enough motivating affordances for instructors. Another issue with the testing tools is a poor support of the question and test interoperability standards. Such standards exist for already seventeen years, however, the tools which support these standards are either big-scale proprietary products or are not easy to learn and use.
One of the reasons, why exchange of standardized tests and questions still is not a common place in the everyday pedagogical practice, especially outside of universities, is an absence of the high quality lightweight, open source tools.
The current paper sheds some light on the development issues of the interoperable assessment tools by using available open source libraries as the base components for the system core. We target pedagogical scenarios for testing in the informal learning, outside of universities. The study can be useful for designers and developers, who want to start development of standard-compliant software for e-assessment.
KeywordsFormative assessment Assessment delivery system Development IMS QTI
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