Ontology-based e-assessment for accounting: outcomes of a pilot study and future prospects

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622196
Title:
Ontology-based e-assessment for accounting: outcomes of a pilot study and future prospects
Authors:
Litherland, Kate; Carmichael, Patrick ( 0000-0003-2053-7115 ) ; Martinez-Garcia, Agustina
Abstract:
This article reports on a pilot of a novel ontology-based e-assess- ment system in accounting that draws on the potential of emerging semantic technologies to produce an online assessment environ- ment capable of marking students’ free-text answers to questions of a conceptual nature. It does this by matching their response with a ‘‘concept map’’ or ‘‘ontology’’ of domain knowledge expressed by subject specialists. The system used, OeLe, allows not only for marking, but also for feedback to individual students and teachers about student strengths and weaknesses, as well as to whole cohorts, thus providing both a formative and a summative assess- ment function. This article reports on the results of a ‘‘proof of con- cept’’ trial of OeLe, in which the system was implemented and evaluated outside its original development environment (an online course in education being used instead in an undergraduate course in financial accounting. It describes the potential affordances and demands of implementing ontology-based assessment in account- ing, together with suggestions of what needs to be done if such approaches are to be more widely implemented.
Affiliation:
Liverpool John Moores University; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Litherland K, Carmichael P, Martinez-Garcia A (2013) 'Ontology-based e-assessment for accounting: outcomes of a pilot study and future prospects', Journal of Accounting Education, 31 (2), pp.162-176.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Accounting Education
Issue Date:
23-Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622196
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaccedu.2013.03.003
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0748575113000286
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0748-5751
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorLitherland, Kateen
dc.contributor.authorCarmichael, Patricken
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Garcia, Agustinaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T12:57:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-21T12:57:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-23-
dc.identifier.citationLitherland K, Carmichael P, Martinez-Garcia A (2013) 'Ontology-based e-assessment for accounting: outcomes of a pilot study and future prospects', Journal of Accounting Education, 31 (2), pp.162-176.en
dc.identifier.issn0748-5751-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jaccedu.2013.03.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622196-
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on a pilot of a novel ontology-based e-assess- ment system in accounting that draws on the potential of emerging semantic technologies to produce an online assessment environ- ment capable of marking students’ free-text answers to questions of a conceptual nature. It does this by matching their response with a ‘‘concept map’’ or ‘‘ontology’’ of domain knowledge expressed by subject specialists. The system used, OeLe, allows not only for marking, but also for feedback to individual students and teachers about student strengths and weaknesses, as well as to whole cohorts, thus providing both a formative and a summative assess- ment function. This article reports on the results of a ‘‘proof of con- cept’’ trial of OeLe, in which the system was implemented and evaluated outside its original development environment (an online course in education being used instead in an undergraduate course in financial accounting. It describes the potential affordances and demands of implementing ontology-based assessment in account- ing, together with suggestions of what needs to be done if such approaches are to be more widely implemented.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0748575113000286en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.subjectsemantic technologiesen
dc.subjectsubject ontologiesen
dc.subjectonline assessmenten
dc.titleOntology-based e-assessment for accounting: outcomes of a pilot study and future prospectsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Accounting Educationen
dc.date.updated2017-09-21T11:58:28Z-
dc.description.noteGiven final version - can't be used - contacting him (RSS 20/9/17); as is 2013 paper we don't need fulltext so am going to validate RVO-
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