Enhanced Assessment Approaches in Immersive Environments: Meeting Competency-Oriented Requirements in the Classroom

Joachim Maderer*, Johanna Pirker, Christian Gütl

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The broader availability of high-tech devices enables the research and application of enhanced and novel teaching technologies in STEM education, such as 3D learning environments. Also, automated assessment and guidance mechanisms should be considered that meet the requirements of modern competency-oriented curricula and support teachers in the classroom. In this paper, we investigate the current adoption of digital assessment tools and simulations, how teachers and research experts assess students in competency-oriented learning settings and present an extended conceptual architecture for flexible automated assessment in immersive environments. First results indicate that basic e-assessment techniques are still not fully prevalent in secondary education, but most teachers have expressed interest in simulations with automated assessment features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2018 - Volume 1
EditorsThrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Michael E. Auer
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030119317
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning: ICL 2018 - Kos Island, Greece
Duration: 25 Sept 201828 Sept 2018
Conference number: 21

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference21st International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning
Abbreviated titleICL2018
CityKos Island
Internet address


  • Assessment
  • Competences
  • Immersive environments
  • Physics education
  • STEM education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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