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IJIET 2022 Vol.12(5): 443-448 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2022.12.5.1639

Identifying the Impact of Online Tests in Learning Management Systems on Learning Success

Ruben T. Wittrin, Viktoria Wüstenfeld, Michael Spranger, and Volker Tolkmitt

Abstract—The digital transformation of higher education demands effective and efficient methods for learning assessment. Research has shown that tests have the potential to be an appropriate medium not only to diagnose learning success but to improve learning outcomes/processes in general. In this study, we examine possible connections between the use of digital tests and learning success. Based on a survey (n=71) and a quantitative analysis (n=214) with logging and exam assessment data, we find three points that indicate positive correlation: Firstly, students perceive digital tests as motivating and useful. Secondly, we detect a positive relation between the points students achieved in the online tests and the exam results (Spearman correlation coefficient of 0.39), and thirdly, students who participated continually in the digital testing system on average succeeded and passed the exam. The results show the importance of systematic digital testing in learning management systems, but also the need for more research with respect to other contexts and domains.

Index Terms—Digital tests, learning success, learning motivation.

The authors are with Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, 09648 Mittweida Germany (e-mail: wittrin@hs-mittweida.de, wuestenf@hs-mittweida.de, spranger@hs-mittweida.de, tolkmitt@hs-mittweida.de).

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Cite: Ruben T. Wittrin, Viktoria Wüstenfeld, Michael Spranger, and Volker Tolkmitt, "Identifying the Impact of Online Tests in Learning Management Systems on Learning Success," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 443-448, 2022.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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