“eTests platform as an exampleFormative Evaluation

By Prof. Eric Depiereux

Director of the Biology Department, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Laboratories (URBM)

Unit of Didactic and Methodology in Biology (UMDB) Namur University, Belgium

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 14:30

CLT Lab, building 4, third floor

eTests allow to set formative evaluations using multiple choice questions. Such tests have been developed at the University of Namur (Belgium), in the Unit of Didactic of Biology (http://www.fundp.ac.be/sciences/biologie/umdb).


To the student, it offers feedback and detailed results to compare with peers. To teachers, it offers a way to analyze questions, validate them, follow the classroom trends of answers, edit questions, surveys, contextualize results regarding to studies sections, period of the year, etc. This talk will shed light on the theoretical framework of formative evaluation in general and then present the web-based eTests platform as a practical example. Links: – usage http://webapps.fundp.ac.be/umdb/etests/ – download : http://sourceforge.net/projects/etests/