• Advantages

  • Can incorporate a wide range of media
    Can enable randomised selection from large question banks
    Can provide immediate feedback
    Enables automated marking
    Allows tutor to incorporate hints into test questions
    Can assign different learning activities based on test results
    Can be good for diagnostic purposes
    Can be fun for the students

  • Disadvantages

  • No automatic marking for extended text
    Can encourage superficial knowledge of factual detail, although if done properly this can be avoided
    Can be difficult to authenticate identity of student
    Need to think carefully about questions and questionnaire design

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