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.
|Title of host publication||ASCILITE 2018 Conference Proceedings - Open Oceans: Learning without borders|
|Editors||Malcolm 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|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Nov 2018|
|Event||ASCILITE 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 2018 → 28 Nov 2018
Conference number: 35th
|Conference||ASCILITE 2018 - 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education.|
|Abbreviated title||ASCILITE 2018|
|Period||25/11/18 → 28/11/18|
|Other||The 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.
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.