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Applying a Web and Simulation-Based System for Adaptive Competence Assessment of Spinal Anaesthesia

  • Cord Hockemeyer
  • Alexander Nussbaumer
  • Erik Lövquist
  • Annette Aboulafia
  • Dorothy Breen
  • George Shorten
  • Dietrich Albert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5686)

Abstract

The authors present an approach for implementing a system for the assessment of medical competences using a haptic simulation device. Based on Competence based Knowledge Space Theory (CbKST), information on the learners’ competences is gathered from different sources (test questions, data from the simulator, and supervising experts’ assessments).

The envisaged architecture consists of three core modules, an LMS (Moodle) containing user model and content objects and realising the interface between system and user, a simulator interface as an own service connecting the LMS to the (external) simulator system, and a CbKST service offering the assessment logic and visualisations of the assessment result for learner and teacher.

Keywords

Adaptive Competence Assessment Medical Training Haptics Simulation Moodle Competence-based Knowledge Space Theory Spinal Anaesthesia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cord Hockemeyer
    • 1
  • Alexander Nussbaumer
    • 1
  • Erik Lövquist
    • 2
  • Annette Aboulafia
    • 2
  • Dorothy Breen
    • 3
  • George Shorten
    • 3
  • Dietrich Albert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GrazAustria
  2. 2.Interaction Design CentreUniversity of LimerickIreland
  3. 3.Health Services Executive SouthCork University HospitalIreland

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