EMarking's main goal is to support high stake examinations that can be efficiently assessed using collaborative techniques.
We propose that a marking process can be thought as a collaborative task, one in which markers collaborate towards a common goal: To produce a high quality marking work, i.e. an excellent inter-rater agreement and quality formative feedback. Supported by computer technology we refer to this area as Computer Supported Collaborative Marking (CSCM), and we believe it is an opportunity to tackle the trade-off between assessment reliability and cost. We also believe that rubrics are ideal tools for such a collaboration, as a medium to structure judgments in highly subjective domains, and therefore enhancing consensus and agreement. We envision a sophisticated technological infrastructure that supports marking processes in such a way that the cost of producing quality marking work is lowered to the extent in which teachers will not decide on their pedagogical activities considering marking as a burden.
EMarking has been mainly developed by Assistant Professor Jorge Villalon who works at the Faculty of Economy and Business in Universidad Diego Portales.