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A distributed architecture for internet-based computer-assisted testing

, , University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg ; , , CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The present work consists in the development of a modular, distributed architecture for internet-based computer assisted testing. Although the presented framework is flexible enough to be used as a tool for large-scale summative assessments, it has primarily been developed in order to permit the delivery of high-quality formative tests that could be used in a daily classroom setting. In order to achieve this goal, test delivery is realized via Internet, as most schools have now a computer equipment which is connected to the World Wide Web, which prevents the installation and maintenance of local testing platforms and gives easy access to a large number of schools. The architecture is designed in a modular and distributed way so that the different components of test construction and delivery are separated and can be flexibly adapted to the specific needs of the users.


Martin, R., Busana, G., Latour, T. & Vandenabeele, L. (2004). A distributed architecture for internet-based computer-assisted testing. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 114-116). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 18, 2019 from .



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