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Assessment Methodology for Computer-Based Instructional Simulations

Oct 2013

Alan Koenig, Markus R. Iseli, Richard Wainess and John J. Lee

Computer-based instructional simulations are becoming more and more ubiquitous, particularly in military and medical domains. As the technology that drives these simulations grows ever more sophisticated, the underlying pedagogical models for how instruction, assessment, and feedback are implemented within these systems must evolve accordingly. In this article, we review some of the existing educational approaches to medical simulations, and present pedagogical methodologies that have been used in the design and development of games and simulations at CRESST. In particular, we present a methodology for how automated assessments of computer-based simulations can be implemented using ontologies and Bayesian networks, and discuss their advantages and design considerations for pedagogical use.

Koenig, A., Iseli, M., Wainess, R., & Lee, J. J. (2013). Assessment methodology for computer-based instructional simulations. Military Medicine, 178(10S), 47–54.