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Ensuring Diverse User Experiences and Accessibility While Developing the TeSLA e-Assessment System (2020)


Ladonlahti, Tarja; Laamanen, Merja; Uotinen, Sanna (2020). Ensuring Diverse User Experiences and Accessibility While Developing the TeSLA e-Assessment System. In Baneres, David; Rodríguez, M. Elena; Guerrero-Roldán, Ana Elena (Eds.) Engineering Data-Driven Adaptive Trust-based e-Assessment Systems : Challenges and Infrastructure Solutions, Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies, 34. Cham: Springer, 213-238. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29326-0_10


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ladonlahti, Tarja; Laamanen, Merja; Uotinen, Sanna

Parent publication: Engineering Data-Driven Adaptive Trust-based e-Assessment Systems : Challenges and Infrastructure Solutions

Parent publication editors: Baneres, David; Rodríguez, M. Elena; Guerrero-Roldán, Ana Elena

ISBN: 978-3-030-29325-3

eISBN: 978-3-030-29326-0

Journal or series: Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies

ISSN: 2367-4512

eISSN: 2367-4520

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 34

Pages range: 213-238

Number of pages in the book: 327

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29326-0_10

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available


Abstract

The TeSLA project, with its new, innovative approaches for e-assessment, offers a great possibility for increasing the educational equality and making higher education studies available for all. It has been estimated that 10–15% of students in higher education institutions have some disabilities or special educational needs. At online universities or in online programmes, the number is even higher. These numbers emphasise the importance of the universal design for learning as a leading principle while developing the digital learning environments and e-assessment procedures. In this chapter, we describe the key elements of ensuring the accessibility of the TeSLA e-assessment system during the TeSLA project. In the cooperation among seven universities participating in TeSLA pilots, different national or institutional rules and ways of meeting the students’ individual needs have been recognised. The main goal of the project, in terms of accessibility, has been developing an instrument that is accessible and easy to use for all types of students. We also discuss technical and pedagogical solutions that support use of the TeSLA e-assessment system by diverse students.


Keywords: learning; distance teaching; distance studies; online study; accessibility; usability; confidentiality; disability; special education (upbringing); special education (teaching); evaluation; evaluation methods; educational technology; user experience

Free keywords: accessibility; usability; disability; special educational needs; student with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND student); user experience; TeSLA Project; e-assessment


Contributing organizations


Related projects

TeSLA An Adaptive Trust-based e-assesment System for Learning
Ladonlahti, Tarja
European Commission
01/01/2016-31/03/2019


Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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