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FMU hosts teleconference on testing

FLORENCE -- Francis Marion University is hosting an interactive teleconference in the “Internet Issues in Higher Education” series. 

This segment of the series will discuss “Online Testing: Assessment and Evaluation of Distance Learners,” and is set for Thursday, Dec. 2 from 2:30-4 p.m., Cauthen Educational Media Center, Room 208B.

This segment should address the challenges of evaluating distance learners and the possibility of on-line testing.  This in-depth teleconference will look at the newest options available and the pros and cons of each.  Effective testing situations and weighing software and security issues will be discussed.  Some topics to be covered include testing in context: assessment alternatives; security considerations: proctored vs. un-proctored exams; features and capabilities to look for when selecting software for online testing; and the resources offered through the new National Consortium of Testing Centers.

Open to the public at no charge. 

More details are also available at http://www.pbs.org/adultlearning/als/programs/live/testing.htm or by calling Jane Madden at 843-661-1230.

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Last Published: June 14, 2004 12:12 PM
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