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ERIC Number: EJ1135378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Content Validity of Game-Based Assessment: Case Study of a Serious Game for ICT Managers in Training
Hummel, Hans G. K.; Joosten-ten Brinke, Desirée; Nadolski, Rob J.; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v26 n2 p225-240 2017
Serious games foster the acquisition of complex problem-solving skills. Assessment of such skills should be in line with instruction, and within a serious game environment its content validity should equal face-to-face assessment. Research on assessment in serious gaming has remained rather scarce. This article shows how assessment can be implemented in serious gaming in a way that assures content validity. The core of the authors' validation method entails mapping learning activities (as contained in the game scenario) on performance indicators and outputs (as derived from formal attainment levels). They present how they have elaborated and applied the method for an assessment game for ICT managers in secondary vocational education. They describe the procedure and extent to which this assessment is content-valid compared to face-to-face assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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