[LON-CAPA-users] Portable Exam Scanner

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 25 May 2004 08:47:52 -0400 (EDT)


What kind of initial thoughts do you have about the interaction of the 
hardware with the students? Most of our classes are in the 100-180 range 
right now. How many scanners would you predict would be necessary? What 
are seen as the potential people problems?


On Tue, 25 May 2004, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:

> Hi,
> For a grant project dealing with feedback on student assessment, we are 
> currently working on
>   http://www.lon-capa.org/examscanner.html
> 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 
> anytime.
> 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.
> Thanks!
> - Gerd.
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