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ERIC Number: EJ1113014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
ETeach3D: Designing a 3D Virtual Environment for Evaluating the Digital Competence of Preservice Teachers
Esteve-Mon, Francesc M.; Cela-Ranilla, Jose María; Gisbert-Cervera, Mercè
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v54 n6 p816-839 Oct 2016
The acquisition of teacher digital competence is a key aspect in the initial training of teachers. However, most existing evaluation instruments do not provide sufficient evidence of this teaching competence. In this study, we describe the design and development process of a three-dimensional (3D) virtual environment for evaluating the teacher digital competence of future teachers, through a performance-based, collaborative and contextual evaluation. This environment, named "ETeach3D", has been constructed using the educational design research approach. It is based on successive iterative cycles and is in accordance with the criteria of usefulness, validity, and effectiveness. In addition to the research team responsible for the project, participating in this study were 187 Spanish undergraduate students of Education and 22 experts in the field of educational technology. Results show that these environments, in addition to other characteristics, should (a) function smoothly and have simple interfaces, realistic scenes, and interactive activities, and (b) follow a systematic evaluation procedure that integrates several strategies and levels of complexity. This research helps to improve the initial training of preservice teachers and contributes to the growing number of educational design research studies that focus in the field of evaluation of the curriculum domain.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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