Blended Technology: When Online and Paper Collide

Stephanie Klein, Shelly Wymer

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Everything seems to be going online these days, but sometimes an online solution does not quite fit your situation. Presenters from the University of Minnesota’s Office of Measurement Services will describe several ways we have achieved success by blending low-tech and high-tech methods in K−12 and higher education testing and survey programs. Instructors use online grade books in conjunction with both online quizzes and paper-pencil exams. Standardized K−12 tests are administered on paper, with an online profile generator available to create individual student learning profiles. Teacher evaluations are completed on paper or online according to the needs of the class, then merged into a single online reporting system. Online survey software can be re-purposed to collect and report data captured from paper surveys, phone, or in-person interviews. Some technology blends are smoother than others, and we will discuss challenges and successes. Attendees will have an opportunity to describe testing or survey challenges they are facing, and we will facilitate a brainstorming session on technology blends that support their needs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Aug 2 2017
EventMinnesota eLearning Summit - Minneapolis
Duration: Aug 2 2017Aug 3 2017


ConferenceMinnesota eLearning Summit

Bibliographical note



  • blended technology
  • online survey
  • online assessment
  • paper assessment
  • scannable paper
  • telephone survey
  • Mail survey


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