Assessments in Virtual Worlds

Assessments in Virtual Worlds –  Warm-up Exercise I

Objective: Identify and discuss how educators are assessing learning in virtual worlds.

Resources and Readings:

Dede, C. Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles, Educause Quarterly http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/PlanningforNeomillennialLearni/157325

Clarke, J. Studying the Potential of Virtual Performance assessments for Measuring Student Achievement in Science. http://virtualassessment.org/publications/aera_2009_clarke.pdf

Virtual Assessments Project http://virtualassessment.org/participants/participants.html

Elluminate Session – watch the following keynote from Global Education Conference 2011
Chris Dede “How Immersion in Virtual Environments Aids Students in the Real World”

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.1B3D99DCC4FF0D2C6B978CCFF6991D

Discussion Questions:

After watching the “How Immersion in Virtual Environments Aids Students in the Real World” did it convince you that learning in virtual worlds can be assessed?

How would you create an assessment for your subject area that had students doing in an assignment in a virtual world?


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