Onjira Sitthisak, Lester Gilbert, Hugh C. Davis


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”.


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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

author={Onjira Sitthisak and Lester Gilbert and Hugh C. Davis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
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