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Computer-Based Internet-Hosted Assessment of L2 Literacy: Computerizing and Administering of the Oxford Quick Placement Test in ExamView and Moodle

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Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting (MulGraB 2009)

Part of the book series: Communications in Computer and Information Science ((CCIS,volume 60))

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Sorting of Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) university students by Second Language (L2) aptitude allocates students to classes of compatible ability level, and was here used to screen candidates for interview. Paper-and-pen versions of the Oxford Quick Placement Test were adapted to computer-based testing via online hosting using FSCreations ExamView. Problems with their online hosting site led to conversion to the popular computer-based learning management system Moodle, hosted on www.ninehub.com. 317 sophomores were tested online to encourage L2 digital literacy. Strategies for effective hybrid implementation of Learning Management Systems in L2 tertiary education include computer-based Internet-hosted L2 aptitude tests. These potentially provide a convenient measure of student progress in developing L2 fluency, and offer a more objective and relevant means of teacher- and course-assessment than student evaluations, which tend to confuse entertainment value and teacher popularity with academic credibility and pedagogical effectiveness.

This paper expands upon research previously presented to the 2009 KAMALL-APAMALL Conference on E-language Learning and Testing in a Globalized Era, organized by the Korea and Asia-Pacific Associations of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning, under the title “Computerization and Administration of the Paper-and-Pen Version of the Oxford Quick Placement Test: Experiences of, Problems with, and Recommendations for the Computer-based Web-hosted Assessment of L2 Literacy”, and published in their proceedings.

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Meurant, R.C. (2009). Computer-Based Internet-Hosted Assessment of L2 Literacy: Computerizing and Administering of the Oxford Quick Placement Test in ExamView and Moodle. In: Ślęzak, D., Grosky, W.I., Pissinou, N., Shih, T.K., Kim, Th., Kang, BH. (eds) Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting. MulGraB 2009. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 60. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10512-8_10

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