Educational Justifications for the Design of the ISCARE Computer Based Competition Assessment Tool

  • Manuel Fernández Molina
  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino
  • Mario Muñoz-Organero
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7048)


Students learn more and better when different educational theories are applied successfully in practice. We believe that competition among students can make the learning process much more enjoyable and motivating if the educational competition experience is conveniently designed, and other educational theories are combined with competition properly. In this paper, we analyze the main design decisions of a computer based competition assessment tool (named ISCARE, Information System for Competition during pRoblem solving in Education) that have educational implications, connecting these decisions with the correspondent educational justification.


adaptive learning assessment competition motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Fernández Molina
    • 1
  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino
    • 1
  • Mario Muñoz-Organero
    • 1
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematic EngineeringUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés (Madrid)Spain

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