A departmental problem database will work like this: When a professor gives an exam, quiz etc. they upload the problems into the database. When the grading has been completed, they upload the scores. The software will give back some statistics. The goal is that through the years the database will grow in numbers and in quality. This will minimize the effort to create an assessment and maximize the quality of the questions, as (ideally) the professors will be revising the problems based on the feedback they get.
My target field is Mathematics.
- Is it a good idea to have a departmental problem database?
- Do you know any examples where a departmental problem database has been implemented? What was the result?
- Is confidentiality an issue?