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Research Publications in journals:
Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment of Plant Identification
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Technologic education
Information
Abstract
Developing plant identification skills is an important part of the curriculum of any botany course in higher education. Frequent practice with dried and fresh plants is necessary to recognize the diversity of forms, states, and details that a species can present. We have developed a web-based assessment system for mobile devices that is able to pose appropriate questions according to the location of the student. A student?s location can be obtained using the device position or by scanning a QR code attached to a dried plant sheet in a herbarium or to a fresh plant in an arboretum. The assessment questions are complemented with elaborated feedback that, according to the students? responses, provides indications of possible mistakes and correct answers. Three experiments were designed to measure the effectiveness of the formative assessment using dried and fresh plants. Three questionnaires were used to evaluate the system performance from the students? perspective. The results clearly indicate that formative assessment is objectively effective compared to traditional methods and that the students? attitudes towards the system were very positive.
International
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JCR
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Title
Journal of Science Education And Technology
ISBN
1059-0145
Impact factor JCR
1,214
Impact info
Volume
25
10.1007/s10956-015-9586-0
Journal number
2
From page
203
To page
221
Month
OCTUBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Ricardo Conejo (UMA)
  • Autor: Juan Ignacio Garcia Viñas (UPM)
  • Autor: Aitor Gaston Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Beatriz Barros (UMA)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ecología y Gestión Forestal Sostenible
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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