AN ELECTRONIC ASSESSMENT TOOL INSPIRED BY THE PERSONALIZATION OF LEARNING PATHS
1 Polytechnic of Porto / ISCAP (PORTUGAL)
2 Polytechnic of Porto / ESMAD (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:This article presents the e-dash tool, developed as part of a European project called ELSE – Eco/logical Learning and Simulation Environment in Higher Education (http://www.elseproject.eu/). E-dash is an electronic assessment tool inspired by the personalization of learning paths. The digital assessment tool uses information from the user's profile, their activities inside the Moodle platform and in the classroom, in order to infer important information about the student’s learning and to assess the interactions between the teacher and the student. The information includes specific needs of the user, preferred learning methods, educational level, among other elements. The result describes the division of labour, the tasks that lead to intellectual production and the methodology applied. The peculiarity of this tool is that it is dynamic and can always be updated with new information. The goal is to encourage users to self-reflect and motivate them to learn, as well as to identify their skills and offer them adequate content and resources. In addition, the concept of Open Emblems (portable and verifiable digital badges with built-in metadata that correspond to capabilities and achievements) is used to motivate and reward students for their learning efforts on the proposed tasks and for their productions. Being a web tool, it is possible to incorporate it on any learning platform, such as CMS, Moodle, etc.
Keywords: Moodle platform, European project, Online assessment.