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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
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.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).