Integrating Mixed Reality Spatial Learning Analytics into Secure Electronic Exams

Michael A. Cowling, Matthew Hillier, James R. Birt

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Abstract

This paper presents an approach to using Mixed Reality (MR) technologies in supervised summative exams. The student learning experience is increasingly replete with a rich range of digital tools, but we rarely see these same e-tools deployed for higher stakes supervised assessment, despite the increasing maturity of technologies that afford authentic learning experiences. Mixed Reality, including Augmented and Virtual Reality, enables educators to provide rich, immersive learner centred experiences that have unique affordances for collecting a range of learning analytics on student performance. This is especially so in the spatial dimension that is important in disciplines such as health, engineering, and physical education. Yet, in many institutions, paper-based exams still dominate, in some measure due to concerns over security, integrity and scalability. This is despite a key concern for educators and institutions in producing employment ready 21st century graduates being the authenticity of assessments used for high stakes judgements. We therefore present a proposal for how MR pedagogies can be deployed for use in supervised examination contexts in a manner that is secure, reliable, and potentially scalable. We also outline how existing technologies and frameworks can be used to collect learning analytics during a mixed reality examination session.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2018 Conference Proceedings - Open Oceans: Learning without borders
EditorsMalcolm Campbell, Julie Willems, Chie Adachi, Damian Blake, Iain Doherty, Siva Krishnan, Susie Macfarlane, Leanne Ngo, Marcus O’Donnell, Stuart Palmer, Lynn Riddell, Ian Story, Harsh Suri, Joanna Tai
PublisherASCILITE
Pages330-334
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2018
EventASCILITE 2018 - 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education.: Open Oceans: Learning without borders - Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 201828 Nov 2018
Conference number: 35th
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Conference

ConferenceASCILITE 2018 - 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education.
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2018
CountryAustralia
CityGeelong
Period25/11/1828/11/18
OtherThe ASCILITE 2018 Conference is ASCILITE’s 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education. This year’s conference was hosted by Deakin University and held at the University’s Waterfront Campus, Geelong, between 25 to 28 November 2018.

The theme for ASCILITE 2018 was Open Oceans: Learning without borders. Picture sitting on a beach and looking at the ocean, stretching before you towards the horizon, and dreaming about the possibilities, reflecting
on the past, or being mindfully present in the moment. The sea is vast. This vision captures the infinite possibilities when considering innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education.
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  • Activities

    • 3 Invited talk

    Presenting Mixed Reality Research Lab: Mobile MR Demo

    James Birt (Speaker)

    31 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Presenting on Integrating Mixed Reality Spatial Learning Analytics into Secure Electronic Exams

    James Birt (Speaker), , Michael A. Cowling (Speaker), & Matthew Hillier (Speaker)

    27 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Cite this

    Cowling, M. A., Hillier, M., & Birt, J. R. (2018). Integrating Mixed Reality Spatial Learning Analytics into Secure Electronic Exams. In M. Campbell, J. Willems, C. Adachi, D. Blake, I. Doherty, S. Krishnan, S. Macfarlane, L. Ngo, M. O’Donnell, S. Palmer, L. Riddell, I. Story, H. Suri, & J. Tai (Eds.), ASCILITE 2018 Conference Proceedings - Open Oceans: Learning without borders (pp. 330-334). ASCILITE. http://2018conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ASCILITE-2018-Proceedings-Pre-Conference-1.pdf