TRANSFORMING A COMPETENCY MODEL TO ASSESSMENT ITEMS

Onjira Sitthisak, Lester Gilbert, Hugh C. Davis

Abstract

The problem of comparing and matching different learners’ knowledge arises when assessment systems use a one-dimensional numerical value to represent “knowledge level”. Such assessment systems may measure inconsistently because they estimate this level differently and inadequately. The multi-dimensional competency model called COMpetence-Based learner knowledge for personalized Assessment (COMBA) is being developed to represent a learner’s knowledge in a multi-dimensional vector space. The heart of this model is to treat knowledge, not as possession, but as a contextualized space of capability either actual or potential. The paper discusses the automatic generation of an assessment from the COMBA competency model as a “guide-on-the–side”.

References

  1. Aroyo, L., Dolog, P., Houben, G. J., Kravcik, M., Nilsson, A. N. a. M. and Wild, F., 2006. Interoperability in Personalized Adaptive Learning. Education Technology and Society 9(2): 8-14.
  2. Bloom, B. S. and Krathwohl, D. R., 1956. Taxonomy of educational objectives: The classification of educational goals by a committee of college and university examiners. New York, Longman.
  3. Brown, S., 2006. Using Formative Assessment to promote student learning. from http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/news/events/documents/Br ownPowerPoint.pdf.
  4. Brusilovsky, P., 2001. Adaptive Educational hypermedia.
  5. Defloor, T., Hecke, A. V., Verhaeghe, S., Gobert, M., Darras, E. and Grypdonck, M., 2006. The clinical nursing competences and their complexity in Belgian general hospitals. Journal of Advanced Nursing 56(6): 669-678.
  6. Falmagne, J.-C., Cosyn, E., Doignon, J.-P. and Thiery, N., 2003. The Assessment of Knowledge, in Theory and in Practice. Integration of Knowledge Intensive MultiAgent Systems.
  7. Johnson, B. and Shneiderman, B., 1991. Tree-Maps: a space-filling approach to the visualization of hierarchical information structures. Proceedings of the 2nd conference on Visualization 7891, San Diego, California, IEEE Computer Society Press.
  8. Koper, R. and Specht, M. (2007). TenCompetence: Lifelong Competence Development and Learning. Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools. M.-A. Sicilia, Idea Group.
  9. Krathwohl, D. R. and Anderson, L., 2002. A revision of bloom's taxonomy: An overview. Theory into Practice 41(4): 212-218.
  10. Kunzmann, C., 2006. Ontology-based Competence Management for Healthcare Training Planning: A Case Study. Proceeding of the International Conference on Knowledge Management, Austria.
  11. McMillan, J. H., 2006. Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Instruction, Pearson Technology Group.
  12. Merrill, M. D., 1983. Component Display Theory. Encyclopeadia of Educational Technology, from http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/cdt/index.htm.
  13. Nursing and Midwifery Council. from http://www.nmcuk.org/aFrameDisplay.aspx?DocumentID=171.
  14. Ramritu, P. L. and Barnard, A., 2001. New nurse graduates' understanding of competence. International nursing review.
  15. Rolfe, I. and MaPherson, J., 1995. Formative assessment: how am I doing? Lacent 345(8953): 837-839.
  16. Sewell, J., 2004. Diagnostic assessment within the Skills for Life strategy. 30th IAEA Conference, Philadelphia.
  17. Shepard, L. A., 2000. The Role of Assessment in a Learning Culture. Journal Information for Educational Researcher 29(7): 4-14.
  18. Sitthisak, O., Gilbert, L. and Davis, H. C., 2007. Towards a competency model for adaptive assessment to support lifelong learning. TENCompetence Workshop on Service Oriented Approaches and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures, Manchester, UK.
  19. Sitthisak, O., Gilbert, L., Davis, H. C. and Gobbi, M., 2007. Adapting health care competencies to a formal competency model. The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan, IEEE Computer Society Press.
  20. UK Royal College of Nursing. 2005. from http://www2.rcn.org.uk/cyp/resources/az_of_resources/competencies.
  21. Way, W. D., 2005. Practical Questions in Introducing Computerized Adaptive Testing for K-12 Assessments. Research Report 05-03.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Sitthisak O., Gilbert L. and C. Davis H. (2008). TRANSFORMING A COMPETENCY MODEL TO ASSESSMENT ITEMS . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-26-5, pages 333-338. DOI: 10.5220/0001524303330338


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist08,
author={Onjira Sitthisak and Lester Gilbert and Hugh C. Davis},
title={TRANSFORMING A COMPETENCY MODEL TO ASSESSMENT ITEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2008},
pages={333-338},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001524303330338},
isbn={978-989-8111-26-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - TRANSFORMING A COMPETENCY MODEL TO ASSESSMENT ITEMS
SN - 978-989-8111-26-5
AU - Sitthisak O.
AU - Gilbert L.
AU - C. Davis H.
PY - 2008
SP - 333
EP - 338
DO - 10.5220/0001524303330338