How to stimulate Online formative assessment (OFA) of students in accounting?

This study investigates the effect of two mandatory take-home tests on the voluntary use of additional learning material (OFA), offered as online exercises with automatic correction and immediate feedback. A quasi-experiment control-group design was set up. The results show that more students start to use the OFA when take-home tests are introduced. In addition, students make more intensive use of OFA and students also start earlier in the semester with the use of OFA. Providing structure within a course is of tremendous importance, which is ratified with these results.

Blondeel Eva, Everaert Patricia, Opdecam Evelien, 2021, Stimulating Higher Education Accounting Students in Using Online Formative Assessments: The Case of Two Mid-Term Take-Home Tests, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

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