Special session—Challenges and opportunities for assessment in XR

Cindy Ziker, Evelien Ydo, Diego Zapata-Rivera, Mathew Hillier, Michael Casale

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This Special Session will examine the opportunities and challenges associated with developing and implementing authentic assessments in XR to inform teachers, faculty, researchers, and industry trainers interested in advancements in this field. Methods for conducting real-time assessments in XR environments will be demonstrated and include audience participation. A brief introduction regarding the state of assessment in XR will be presented by moderator Dr. Cindy Ziker, followed by four presenters and an interactive discussion on assessment in XR that will include topics posed by the audience. Evelien Ydo will present on performance-based assessment (PBA) and simulation-based assessment (SBA) using virtual reality. Dr. Diego Zapata-Rivera's presentation will focus on conducting adaptive, embedded assessments that leverage the virtual presence of experts, teachers, and observers, and interactions with virtual agents and virtual objects. Dr. Mathew Hillier will present on the "Transforming Assessment Project", that includes the use of unique software tools and augmented reality. Dr. Michael Casale will present on innovations in work-based assessment and industry training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2020)
EditorsDaphne Economou, Alexander Klippel, Heather Dodds, Anasol Pena-Rios, Mark J. W. Lee, Dennis Beck, Johanna Pirker, Andreas Dengel, Tiago M. Peres, Jonathon Richter
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781734899504
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 202025 Jun 2020


Conference6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online

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  • augmented reality
  • authentic-assessment
  • evidence-centered design
  • performance-based assessment
  • simulation-based assessments
  • stealth assessment
  • virtual reality
  • work-based assessment
  • XR


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