We are very happy to inform you that the keynote of the TEA2018 can be confirmed. The distinguished author of the R/Exams package Univ.-Prof. Dr. Achim Zeileis, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Statistics of Universität Innsbruck will join us. He will talk about the development and possibilities of the R/exams package for E-Assessment. R/exams is an open-source package build with the R system for statistical computing. It provides an innovative yet practical and versatile one-for-all approach to automatic test generation.
Based on templates, large numbers of personalized exams/quizzes/tests can be created for various systems: PDFs for classical written exams (with automatic evaluation), import formats for learning management systems (like Moodle, Blackboard, OLAT, or Ilias), live voting (via ARSnova), and the possibility to create custom output (in PDF, HTML, Docx, …). Exercise types include multiple-choice or single-choice questions, numeric or text answers, or combinations of these. Formatting can be done either in Markdown or LaTeX with the possibility to generate dynamic content using R, e.g., random numbers, graphics, data sets, or shuffled text blocks. R/exams is open-source software that can be freely used and extended.
Achim will also host a workshop in which the conference attendants can work with the R/exams package under supervision of Achim to learn the powerful capabilities of the software and how you might contribute.