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Game Based Assessment: Journal of Applied Testing Technology

Game Based Assessment: Journal of Applied Testing Technology

Game and Simulation-Based Assessments have emerged as a disruptive challenge to traditional assessment. This introduction outlines the nature, purpose and practice of game-based assessments in the context of 21st century learning and technology. It provides a critique of traditional assessment methods and proposes practical alternatives with a theoretical justification for their implementation. Games and simulations are a necessary and valid form of alternative assessment. That’s the assumption this special edition of the Journal of Applied Testing Technology takes and the six articles that follow provide evidence of various assessments that demonstrate the benefits and the limitations of using digital games (video, console, mobile, online) for both formal and summative assessments.... Show More
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