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Costagliola, Gennaro; Fuccella, Vittorio – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
To correctly evaluate learners' knowledge, it is important to administer tests composed of good quality question items. By the term "quality" we intend the potential of an item in effectively discriminating between skilled and untrained students and in obtaining tutor's desired difficulty level. This article presents a rule-based e-testing system…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Test Items, Computer Assisted Testing, Item Response Theory
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Casella, Giovanni; Costagliola, Gennaro; Ferrucci, Filomena; Polese, Giuseppe; Scanniello, Giuseppe – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2007
In this paper we propose an architecture of e-learning systems characterized by the use of Web services and a suitable middleware component. These technical infrastructures allow us to extend the system with new services as well as to integrate and reuse heterogeneous software e-learning components. Moreover, they let us better support the…
Descriptors: Client Server Architecture, Electronic Learning, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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Costagliola, Gennaro; Ferrucci, Filomena; Fuccella, Vittorio; Oliveto, Rocco – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2007
Computer aided assessment (CAA) tools are more and more widely adopted in academic environments mixed to other assessment means. In this article, we present a CAA Web application, named eWorkbook, which can be used for evaluating learner's knowledge by creating (the tutor) and taking (the learner) on-line tests based on multiple choice, multiple…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Electronic Publishing, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation