Perspectives in the medical Latin language E-testing

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Abstract

The study is dedicated to e-testing of knowledge of Medical Latin terminology among international medical students at Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia). It offers examples of e-test models and evaluation algorithms using Moodle environment. The research population were 149 first year medical students who took the end-of-semester test in the study course "Medical Terminology in Latin". E-test results were expressed in percentage (n = 140; 1st quartile - 61%, 2nd - 71%, 3rd - 77%). Structured questionnaire and open-ended survey questions were used to reveal complexity and usefulness of e-testing from students' point of view. No statistically significant difference of opinions was found among e-test takers - those who considered e-tests useful for checking their knowledge and those who did not - on such e-test taking factors as immediate feedback, paper and time economy, stress and additional influencing factors (computer literacy, time restriction, technical failures). Statistically slight significant difference of opinions was found among e-test takers - those who considered e-tests more complicated to perform and those who did not - on such e-test taking factors as immediate feedback and additional influencing factors (computer literacy, time restriction, technical failures). Students who did not considered e-tests more complicated to perform were more critical of these factors. Students acknowledged e-testing as a modern testing mode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMSCI 2017 - 11th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
EditorsNagib Callaos, Jose Vicente Carrasquero, Belkis Sanchez, Andres Tremante, Friedrich Welsch
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781941763650
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2017 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 201711 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameIMSCI 2017 - 11th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings

Conference

Conference11th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period8/07/1711/07/17

Keywords*

  • E-testing
  • E-tests
  • Medical Latin terminology
  • Medical students
  • Moodle
  • Summative assessment

Field of Science*

  • 6.2 Languages and Literature
  • 5.3 Educational sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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