The broader availability of high-tech devices enables the research and application of enhanced and novel teaching technologies in STEM education, such as 3D learning environments. As integrated part, automated assessment and guidance mechanisms should be considered that meet the requirements of modern competency-oriented curricula and support teachers in the classroom. This talk investigates the current adoption of digital assessment tools and simulations, how teachers and research experts assess students in competency-oriented learning settings and present an extended conceptual architecture for flexible automated assessment in immersive environments. Based on these findings, the talk also introduces Antares, a flexible assessment and feedback tool for skill-based learning and training activities.
Assoc.Prof. Christian Gütl holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology (TUG) and has received the “venia legendi” for applied computer science in 2009. He is at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at TUG in Graz, Austria, where he leads the Cognitive and Digital Science (CoDiS) Lab. Christian has authored and coauthored in more than 200 peer-reviewed book chapters, journals, and conference proceedings publications. He is involved in numerous organizational and editorial boards as well as program committees. He is founding member of the global Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), managing editor of J.UCS, coeditor of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL). His research interests include information search and retrieval, e-education, e-assessment, adaptive media technologies, and virtual and augmented reality for learning and knowledge transfer.