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But can they do it? High tech real time performance evaluation

Rich Edwards (Professor of Learning Services and CASTLE Program Manager, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 22 May 2007




The purpose of this paper is to describe how Kirkwood Community College uses a learning outcomes information system (eLumen Achievement) in any wireless or even nonwireless setting to directly improve student learning by evaluating student performance and providing feedback in real time.


The paper describes how, unlike more conventional users of eLumen Achievement, Kirkwood Community College chose both to engage students in outcomes assessment and to take advantage of the latest technologies.


The paper finds that both instructors and students are pleased with the new practice.


The authors believe that Kirkwood Community College is the first college in the country to combine the use of a generic learning outcomes information system with wireless tablet PCs to capture and communicate data on student performance evaluation in real time.



Edwards, R. (2007), "But can they do it? High tech real time performance evaluation", On the Horizon, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 118-123.



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