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ERIC Number: EJ1056228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Using Business Simulations as Authentic Assessment Tools
Neely, Pat; Tucker, Jan
American Journal of Business Education, v5 n4 p449-456 2012
New modalities for assessing student learning exist as a result of advances in computer technology. Conventional measurement practices have been transformed into computer based testing. Although current testing replicates assessment processes used in college classrooms, a greater opportunity exists to use computer technology to create authentic assessments. Assessments that mirror real world scenarios and often teach and enhance skill building while measuring student achievement. This case study examines the evaluation of business simulations as authentic assessment instruments using the five dimensions of authenticity developed by Gulikers, Bastiaens and Kirschner (2004). The paper will conclude with a review of business simulations available in the marketplace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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