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ERIC Number: ED562259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Data Challenges of Leveraging a Simulation to Assess Learning
Gibson, David; Jakl, Peter
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
Among the unique affordances of digital simulations are changes in the possibilities for targets as well as the methods of assessment, most significantly, toward integration of thinking with action, embedding of tasks-as-performance of knowledge-in-action, and unobtrusive observational methods. This paper raises and briefly defines key data challenges of assessing learning in a complex domain of performance within a digital simulation, which at the atomistic level include time and event segmentation, cyclic dynamics, multicausality, intersectionality, and nonlinearity. At the summary level, the key challenge is model building. An example of a simulation designed to develop teachers--simSchool--is integrated with an adaptive content delivery and analytics database--Leverage--which grounds the discussion. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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