Designing Learning Tools: The Case of a Competence Assessment Tool

  • Enric Mor
  • Ana-Elena Guerrero-Roldán
  • Enosha Hettiarachchi
  • M. Antonia Huertas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8523)


Advancements in technology offer new challenges and opportunities for online education. The interaction design of digital learning and assessment tools directly influence the learning experience. The aim of this work is to show the process of user-centered design and development of an online assessment tool that allows setting, monitoring and displaying the achievements of educational skills and competences. The main challenges addressed were: dealing with a rich and complex educational context;  researching the actual needs of the actors involved and managing the different requirements for the tool; the process to generate design solutions and the evaluation of the tool. It was evaluated in a real case scenario in a virtual learning environment of a fully online higher education institution.


User-Centered Design Learning Tools Assessment Tools Competence Assessment Virtual Learning Environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enric Mor
    • 1
  • Ana-Elena Guerrero-Roldán
    • 1
  • Enosha Hettiarachchi
    • 2
  • M. Antonia Huertas
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunication StudiesUniversitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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