Proof of Learning: Assessment in Serious Games (19 Oct 2005)
The future of serious games as an educational tool depends on their improved support for completion assessment, in-process assessment, and teacher evaluation. Designers and developers will need to reach beyond simple multiple-choice questions and incorporate the best of video game tutorials with sound educational and psychometric techniques.
Moreover, if game developers can show skeptical teachers that not only do serious games help teach the material better, but that the games can be easily integrated into existing lesson plans, those teachers are bound to lose their objections.
"[Serious games] will not grow as an industry unless the learning experience is definable, quantifiable and measurable," Corti says. "Assessment is the future of serious games."
Article URL: http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20051019/chen_01.shtml
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