|International Journal of Applied Information Systems
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
|Volume 2 - Number 1
|Year of Publication: 2012
|Authors: Ridip Dev Choudhury, Khurshid Alam Borbora, Shikhar Kr. Sarma
Ridip Dev Choudhury, Khurshid Alam Borbora, Shikhar Kr. Sarma . Expert System based Online Assessment System. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 2, 1 ( May 2012), 30-33. DOI=10.5120/ijais12-450256
Open and Distance Leaning (ODL) is a rapidly increasing area of education system in the world today. Since the number1 of students in this system is growing year by year, the traditional paper based system to assess the student's knowledge is going difficult and also it is a time consuming and costlier process. This paper introduces an architectural framework of a web based Expert System for Online Assessment (ESOA) of student. Since various types of learner's are available in the ODL system, ESOA will consider all the factors and constraints while conducting the assessment process. The proposed system will be designed using JESS (Java Expert System Shell). The proposed system can be deployed in J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) environment using MVC (Model View Controller) paradigm. The system will integrate an external relational database to store question dataset and academic/performance history of the students. The rule base of the system is designed in the form of XML file. The proposed system will be designed for assessment purpose of students, where the questions for each student will be different according to their academic history and earlier performances and then give assessment result. Besides, the system is designed in such a way that it can handle online examination and evaluation process also if necessary. There is a unique technical contribution in this proposed expert system, which is dynamic knowledge management, i. e. administrative users will be able to change the facts and rules of the ESOA with the help of interactive web-interfaces.