Theofanis Despotakis

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In this paper, we identify key challenges faced by computer-based assessment (CBA) in secondary education and we put forward a framework of design considerations: design with the students and teachers, select the most appropriate media platform and plan an evolution rather than a revolution of prior practices. We present the CBA application ‘MyTest’ which(More)
Learning about computers continues to be regarded as a rather informal and complex landscape dominated by individual exploratory and opportunistic approaches, even for students and instructors in Computer Science Departments. During the last two decades, software animated demonstrations (SADs), also known as screencasts, have attracted particular attention(More)
Animated demonstrations are increasingly used for presenting the functionality of various computer applications. Nevertheless, our understanding of whether and how students integrate this technology into their learning strategies remains limited. Although, several studies have examined animated demonstrations’ learning efficiency, this study aims at(More)
Electronic Assessment systems usually provide an authoring tool for creating activities (mainly closed-type questions) and administering the flow of their presentation and are also complemented with a delivery environment for learners. In this paper, we discuss learner’s control over authored assessment. The prototype application, ReACTS (Re-Adaptable(More)
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