Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Impact of students’ performance in the continuous assesment methodology through Moodle on the final exam
Paloma Merello-Giménez, Ana Zorio-Grima

Last modified: 29-05-2017


This paper looks into the different evolution of students’ online questionnaire performance and its impact on the final examination mark. This innovative technique has been used in a group of an introductory financial accounting course with 8 online questionnaires (one per unit) in the Moodle platform. Using cluster analysis, we identify different groups of performance evolution. The evidence obtained suggests that in one of this groups a favourable test performance evolution may lead to overconfidence with the subsequent negative effect on the final examination mark. Future research with more variables and bigger samples will help identifying this student profile with a view to prevent this undesired negative effect of this teaching technique.

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