Knowing What Students Know: Assessments of Complex Skills in Global Economy & Fast Changing World

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Mahnaz Moallem, UNC Wilmington, United States ; Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada ; Mike Mimirinis, Middlesex University, UK, United Kingdom

Global Learn, May 17, 2010 in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2


In this panel session the panelists will debate and discuss the following issues:How and in what ways new technologies allow representation of knowledge in new ways? Can technologies such as three-dimensional models of phenomena, simulation of real world environment or computer-based item stem that is technologically enhanced with sound, graphics, animation, and video help learners to visualize and better understand difficult and abstract concepts? Do we need to align our assessment efforts by establishing new national or international assessment frameworks in order to specify the strategies, procedures, and knowledge to be tested as students use technologies to solve significant, complex problems within subject matter domains? How performance assessments that require use of technology in project-based or simulation-based learning activities should be designed and implemented?


Moallem, M., Bhattacharya, M. & Mimirinis, M. (2010). Knowing What Students Know: Assessments of Complex Skills in Global Economy & Fast Changing World. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn 2010 (pp. 397-399). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 10, 2016 from

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