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ERIC Number: EJ1090435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
Assessing Teaching Skills with a Mobile Simulation
Gibson, David
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v30 n1 p4-10 2013
Because mobile technologies are overtaking personal computers as the primary tools of Internet access, and cloud-based resources are fundamentally transforming the world's knowledge, new forms of teaching and assessment are required to foster 21st century literacies, including those needed by K-12 teachers. A key feature of mobile technology applications is the integration of cloud-based resources on handheld devices supporting several computing and communication functions. Mobile technologies' unique affordances for teaching and assessment--especially automated, high-resolution, distributed data collection methods and analysis engines--can create unique distributed task environments for learning and assessment. SimSchool is an example of a computer simulation designed for teacher education that utilizes mobile computing affordances. Mobile simulation-based measurement of teacher knowledge and skills implemented in simSchool contains lessons that may be broadly applicable to other interactive and adaptive educational applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A