[LON-CAPA-users] Portable Exam Scanner

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 25 May 2004 07:56:01 -0400


For a grant project dealing with feedback on student assessment, we are 
currently working on


This is a portable scanning station that can be used with LON-CAPA 
randomized anonymous quizzes and exams. I personally would like to test 
this in my course in the fall, and it might be available in the general 
LON-CAPA in 2005. Since in LON-CAPA any homework question (including 
textbook problems) can be used on bubble-sheet exams without any 
additional coding, this would be a very quick way to give a quiz 

The price for the units as pictured is approximately $900. With a 
feedback LCD-display (not tested yet), we are probably talking about 
$1100. That is single quantity, no discounts.

Depending on what level of interest exists beyond our own grant 
project, we might get more or less cooperation from the vendors in this 
project - for example, custom forms to go with our solution.

Please let me know if your school/district/college/university might be 
interested in deploying this solution, once it's working.


- Gerd.