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Thursday, June 25 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Special Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Assessment in XR

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Presenter(s): Cindy Ziker, Evelien Ydo, Diego Zapata-Rivera, Mathew Hillier and Michael Casale

XR environments have the potential to provide authentic assessment experiences that allow learners to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in innovative and meaningful ways. However, typically assessment of knowledge gained during XR activities involves the use of external instruments that are not embedded in the virtual experiences of the learner (e.g., multiple choice tests) and are usually administered after the XR experience has been completed. Here we address opportunities for novel assessment strategies provided by the affordances of XR and examine the challenges associated with developing and implementing them in virtual environments to inform teachers, faculty, and industry professionals who are interested in advancements in this field. Methods for conducting real-time assessments in XR environments will be discussed and demonstrated, and will include audience participation. A panel of experts with experience in assessment in K-12, higher education, and industry settings will present on implementing authentic, performance-based, simulation-based, and embedded assessments in XR, as well as techniques for engaging learners, teachers, faculty, and trainers in real-time assessments. Challenges and proposed solutions, such as the use of evidence-centered design, will be discussed, in addition to recommendations for future research and development.

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Diego Zapata-Rivera

Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service
Diego Zapata-Rivera is Distinguished Presidential Appointee in the Learning and Assessment Foundations and Innovations (LAFI) Center at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science (with a focus on artificial intelligence in education) from the... Read More →
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Mathew Hillier

e-Assessment Academic, Macquarie University
Challenges and Opportunities for Assessment in XR - Panel member for Workshop Special Session.Presentation introduction:IV. TRANSFORMING ASSESSMENTThe presentation will outline an Australian perspective on the obstacles and progress made in the use of XR for student assessment.The... Read More →

Cindy Ziker

Executive Director, Ziker Research
Cindy Ziker, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Executive Director of Ziker Research and a principal investigator for large-scale studies designed to improve evidence-informed teaching and learning. Her expertise includes the use of evidence centered design in the development of innovative assessments... Read More →
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Evelien Ydo

Psychologist and Educational Expert, SeriousVR
Evelien Ydo is working as a Psychologist and Educational Expert at Serious VR in the Netherlands, where she designs and advises about VR training and assessment for Technical Vocational Education. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a special focus on Learning, Communication... Read More →

Michael Casale

Chief Science Officer, Strivr

Thursday June 25, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
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