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Developing an open-source Mock Exam framework

 
alzamabar
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Dear all,

it's with pleasure that I and Muzammil Hussain announce the born of UniMocker (http://sourceforge.net/projects/unimocker)

This will be a universal Mock Exam framework, composed by two applications: a GUI for to take the real exam, and a J2EE application to view/create/download exams of any kind.

We're currently looking for volounteers to participate in the project development. Please feel free to write to me at the following address, if interested: mtedone@jemos.co.uk

Kathy, Valentin, we would be honoured if you would like to participate as consultants for advice and guidance.
 
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Kathy, Valentin, we would be honoured if you would like to participate as consultants for advice and guidance.

No problem for me... Always reachable at: val at javaranch dot com
 
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I don't see anything at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unimocker
Is it not available yet?
 
alzamabar
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Originally posted by Shreyas Reddy:
I don't see anything at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unimocker
Is it not available yet?


That's very strange, as I can see it. I don't know what the problem could be?

 
Shreyas Reddy
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thanks Marco. I can access it now. I have no idea what was the problem earlier...
I would like to cotribute to this project. I will send an email to you later.
 
Chengwei Lee
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Hi Marco,

Is there anyway I could help you in this project?

Cheers!
 
alzamabar
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Originally posted by Cheng Wei Lee:
Hi Marco,

Is there anyway I could help you in this project?

Cheers!


Yes, write me an email and I'll explain to you what to do.
 
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Count me in for some mock exam help and general input. I probably won't have time for much if any coding, though.

My first thoughts:

A mock exam engine should perform two main functions;

1) Be a good (enough) simulation of the real exam. It does NOT have to perfectly match the exact look and feel of course, since that can always change anyway. As long as it meets the basic functionality to give someone a good feel for what the real thing is like...

2) Provide a learning opportunity. This one is often missing... or could be MUCH better. It would be great to have an engine that provided a space for REALLY useful feedback, and that the mock exam format should *require* that the author of the mock exam question provide VERY helpful comments on explicitly why the correct answer is correct and, if relevant, why the wrong answers are wrong. One thing people seem to like as well is if the mock exam question/answer feedback gives a *reference* for where they can look up more info, like the specification reference or at least the place where the answer *can* be found. More could be done in this area...

Again, I think if a mock exam engine can serve an important function as a learning experience, that would be really cool and helpful, and if that is really made important in this engine, it give it a benefit that many of the others do not have. Because if it's just another way to run questions, is there really a *need* for another mock exam framework?

cheers,
Kathy
 
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Originally posted by Kathy Sierra:
Again, I think if a mock exam engine can serve an important function as a learning experience, that would be really cool and helpful, and if that is really made important in this engine, it give it a benefit that many of the others do not have. Because if it's just another way to run questions, is there really a *need* for another mock exam framework?


That was straight to the point. And to second that, please keep in mind that there are (at least) two types of people involved: (kind of) technicians and (kind of) teachers (doesn't have to be different persons but often are). The latter are responsible for the content and I've seen so many technician-initiated projects which -- despite their technical excellence -- which perished because of their severe lack of content.

Wish you luck,
Harbo
 
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Originally posted by Marco Tedone:


Yes, write me an email and I'll explain to you what to do.


Just emailed you.
 
Murthy Cherukumilli
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hi !

Even i would like to participate in the coding portion of this project if i have any place

thanks
vasu
 
alzamabar
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Originally posted by vasudeva cherukumilli:
hi !

Even i would like to participate in the coding portion of this project if i have any place

thanks
vasu


Please send me an email:

mtedone at jemos.co.uk
 
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