Online Exams Instead Of The Finals: Online Language Testing As Perceived By University Students
The aim of this study is to investigate the students’ perceptions of educational potential of Computer-Assisted
Language Testing (CALT) conducted through a virtual learning environment within the compulsory English course at
university level. The participants of the study, 149 non-English major undergraduate students, took a paper-and-pen mid-
term exam and a series of online tests as the final exam. The students' perceptions regarding the educational potential of both
kinds of assessment procedures are investigated through quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques. The results indicate
various advantages as well as challenges brought by CALT.
Keywords- Online exams, Computer-Assisted Language Testing