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Session J: Assessment In Interactive Learning Environments, Michael Timms, Jason Lodge Aug 2015

Session J: Assessment In Interactive Learning Environments, Michael Timms, Jason Lodge

Dr Michael J Timms

There is an increasing interest in using digital technologies to create interactive learning environments (ILEs) that both teach and assess student skills that are hard or impossible to assess using ‘static’ items such as traditional, multiple-choice questions. These interactive learning environments try to do two things simultaneously: firstly, to monitor the learning of the student in real time, providing feedback to help the student progress through the learning task; and secondly, to use the information gathered during the learning to make judgements about where the student is in learning of the topic. Essentially, ILEs draw upon the same source of ...


Session A: Creating Stealth Assessments, Val Shute, Michael Timms Aug 2015

Session A: Creating Stealth Assessments, Val Shute, Michael Timms

Dr Michael J Timms

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create stealth assessments to measure student performance during interactions within computer-based learning environments, like digital games or intelligent tutoring systems. These measures are then used to estimate various competencies, including hard-to-measure constructs like creativity, persistence, problem-solving and systems thinking. First, we will explain how evidence-centred design can be used as a theoretical approach to designing such assessments. Next, we’ll illustrate how evidence-centred design was applied in the development of stealth assessment within a particular game (using the example of Plants vs. Zombies 2). Participants will have a chance to create their ...