Enhanced Assessment Approaches in Immersive Environments

Meeting Competency-Oriented Requirements in the Classroom
  • Joachim MadererEmail author
  • Johanna Pirker
  • Christian Gütl
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


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. Also, automated assessment and guidance mechanisms should be considered that meet the requirements of modern competency-oriented curricula and support teachers in the classroom. In this paper, we investigate 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. First results indicate that basic e-assessment techniques are still not fully prevalent in secondary education, but most teachers have expressed interest in simulations with automated assessment features.


Assessment Immersive environments Physics education Competences STEM education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Maderer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Johanna Pirker
    • 1
  • Christian Gütl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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