Normal marks are easy - you just feed them in the the system which then do the calculations.
We have to "redo" it all manually before we enter the one single (portfolio) mark.
My 8 year old kid could have scored as well as I did just by searching for the sentences in the text.
It is more suited to primary school level than tertiary education level especially if, as you said in another posting, the course is aimed at 'manager' level.
Hi Mac I went through the memo and found answers mark wrong or lets say that is what I'm thinking, assignment 1 "Q185 - my answer- value added network (VAN), memo answer Value-added network (VAN).", and assignment 2 "Q135 -my answer -Yahoo wallet, memo answer - Yahoo! Q140 - my answer - Content Managers or Content Editors, memo answer - Content Managers, Content editors." From what I've seen 3marks can make a 1-2 percent difference that can have an impack on the final mark for the year.
Will there be any exam or only the portfolio, just making sure and is the portfolio the practical that we're currently working on? The purpose of the assignments is to get you to work through the handbook in preparation for the examination, the exam mark and your prac (portfolio) mark accounting for 90% of your year mark, so 3 marks will not make much a difference.
Please don't take this negatively, it is intended as constructive criticism to improve the value of the course from a student's perspective!
Alice Well, we do not add significant value to these assignments and neither should you!
I can see that it is very low input and easy for you as lecturers to make use of the automatic marking system but it is not assessing the students' understanding of the course material at all.
All it is actually testing is our pattern matching ability.