QTIMaps – Educational Technology & Society Journal
The paper: Navarrete, T., Santos, P., Hernández-Leo, D., & Blat, J. (2011). QTIMaps: A Model to Enable Web Maps in Assessment has been just published at the journal Educational Technology & Society. This work has been carried out in collaboration with Secondary School IES Duc de Montblanc.
Have a look at the abstract of the paper:
Test-based e-Assessment approaches are mostly focused on the assessment of knowledge and not on that of other skills, which could be supported by multimedia interactive services. This paper presents the QTIMaps model, which combines the IMS QTI standard with web maps services enabling the computational assessment of geographical skills. We introduce a reference implementation of the model, with Google Maps as the web map service, comprising both an editor and a runtime system, which have been used in two learning situations.
The tooling developed and the real use results demonstrate that the QTIMaps model is usable and provides educational benefits. We describe three other assessment activities, showing that the model can be applied to a variety of educational scenarios.