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Skill Assessment Using Behavior Data in Virtual World


Authors: A. Borjigin, C. Miao, Z. Shen, and Z. Zeng
Title: Skill Assessment Using Behavior Data in Virtual World
Abstract: Highly interactive game-like virtual environment has gained increasing spotlight in academic and educational researches. Besides being an efficient and engaging educational tool, virtual environment also collects a lot of behavior data which can be used with Educational Data Mining (EDM) techniques to assess students' learning competencies. In this paper, we propose an assessment system that seamlessly integrates EDM techniques with functionality and affordance of a virtual environment to assess students’ learning competency through analyzing their behavioral data and patterns. The virtual environment can record not only students’ learning outcome, but also their detailed learning process information, which has the potential to depict the full set of students’ learning activity. We also propose a set of metrics which can be used for judging students’ Self-Directed Learning skills and how these metrics can be evaluated computationally by capturing students’ behavioral data in a virtual environment. The field study, which is conducted in Xinmin Secondary School in Singapore, preliminarily illustrates the effectiveness of our approach.
Keywords: Educational data mining; Virtual environment; Competency assessment; Self-directed learning
Conference Name: 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM'15)
Location: Madrid, Spain
Publisher: IEDMS
Year: 2015
Accepted PDF File: Skill_Assessment_Using_Behavior_Data_in_Virtual_World_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://www.educationaldatamining.org/EDM2015/proceedings/poster570-571.pdf
Reference: A. Borjigin, C. Miao, Z. Shen, and Z. Zeng, “Skill assessment using behavior data in virtual world,” in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM’15). IEDMS, June 2015, pp. 570–571.
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{LILY-c42, 
   author	= {Borjigin, Ailiya and Miao, Chunyan and Shen, Zhiqi and Zeng, Zhiwei},
   title	= {Skill Assessment Using Behavior Data in Virtual World},  
   booktitle	= {Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM'15)}, 
   year		= {2015}, 
   month	= {June}, 
   pages	= {570-571}, 
   location	= {Madrid, Spain},
   publisher	= {IEDMS},
}