[okfn-discuss] [project proposal] OpenTest

Kim Tucker kctucker at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 11:50:46 UTC 2012

Hi all,

The following may of interest:

Designing assessment and credit pathways for open education learners:
- links therein lead to the work being done on assessment via the OERu
(also P2PU, etc.).

On WikiEducator a quiz tool (for Mediawiki) is in use:

... I suspect such initiatives (Wikiversity, WikiEducator, P2PU,
Connexions, OERu, OERF, ...) will not be happy about the NC clause in
the licensing of opentest - they are all using libre licences (cc-by
or cc-by-sa).

Libre license: http://wikieducator.org/Libre_License
and (of course :-) http://wikieducator.org/Say_Libre

On 20 November 2012 10:54, Finn Aarup Nielsen <fn at imm.dtu.dk> wrote:
> Hello Sebastian and others on the list,
> Den 20-11-2012 05:26, Sebastian Beca skrev:
>> I'd like to propose *OpenTest* as an OKFN project. The idea is to build
>> a collaborative assessment database where educators and learners can
>> upload and share their questions and tests. All contents will be under
>> CC license, OpenDatabase or equivalent.
>> There is a lot of OpenEducation content on the web, not so much
>> assessment. I believe this is a need that could be helpful for many
>> schools, and educational institutions around the world.
>> More info on the project here: www.opentest.cc <http://www.opentest.cc>
>> I'd be more than happy to discuss the idea with you! =)
> I did not see any actual tests on the OpenTest website. I see it is going
> live in Q2-2013.
> I have been using our university "QuizComposer" and the quiz facility in
> Wikiversity. I build this one: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Python_quiz
> The MediaWiki quiz extension in Wikiversity has multiple choice, true/false,
> multiple response, and text area (like your system
> http://www.opentest.cc/types-of-questions/). It has facility for computer
> code, images and math. I is visually appealing, reasonable easy to edit and
> has scoring. The bad news is that it does not store the student responses
> nor scoring.
> - Finn Årup Nielsen
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