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Web-based self- and peer-assessment of teachers’ digital competencies

  • Hans PõldojaEmail author
  • Terje Väljataga
  • Mart Laanpere
  • Kairit Tammets


Although there exist several alternative frameworks and standards for describing the digital competencies expected from teachers, there is a lack of Web-based assessment tools that allow authentic, reliable and valid assessment of these competencies. This paper addresses the design challenges related to a software solution for self- and peer-assessment of teachers’ digital competencies. The empirical part of the paper describes the participatory design process and results from the first user testing of a Web-based self- and peer-assessment tool DigiMina, which supports teachers in building and sharing a personal competency profile. In DigiMina, the competencies are assessed by a teacher herself or by her peers using the performance indicators that are based on the competency model NETS for Teachers created by the International Society of Technology in Education.


educational technology digital competencies self-assessment peer-assessment conceptual design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Põldoja
    • 1
    Email author
  • Terje Väljataga
    • 1
  • Mart Laanpere
    • 1
  • Kairit Tammets
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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