Skill assessment in learning experiences based on serious games: A systematic mapping study Juan Antonio Caballero Hernández, Manuel Palomo Duarte, Juan Manuel Dodero Beardo - 2017


Support : Références scientifiques
Auteur(s) : Juan Antonio Caballero Hernández, Manuel Palomo Duarte, Juan Manuel Dodero Beardo
Editeur : Computers & Education
Date : 2017
Langue : Langue



Serious games are games with an educational purpose. In these games, players develop their skills by facing a number of challenges, and students are assessed according to their game playing behaviour. Assessment of serious game-based learning experiences has to take into account diverse features as game genre, pedagogical aim or game context. This paper analyses how skills are usually assessed in learning experiences based on serious games. To reach this objective, a systematic mapping study of more than 400 papers is undertaken. Papers were identified and classified according to a framework based on four categories: assessment aim, implementation, integration and primary assessment type. The reviewed literature mainly deals with contributions on methods and approaches for serious games. Results have revealed that most assessment methods are applied for a formative purpose more than for a certification purpose. Most frequent implementations such as game scoring and integrations like monitoring states were also uncovered. The main primary type of assessment detected was in-process. In addition, several limitations were found in the assessment methods: regarding the aim of assessment, certification of previous or attained skills was usually implemented out of the game; the scope of some implementations was limited because results were predefined earlier; and most of methods analysed present scalability issues because they rely on manual assessments. Such findings are analysed and discussed to clarify the state of the art and provide recommendations for further work in the area of serious games-based learning.

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Damien Djaouti, Julian Alvarez, Jean-Pierre Jessel, "Classifying Serious Games: The G/P/S Model"
Patrick Felicia (ed), "Handbook of Research on Improving Learning and Motivation through Educational Games: Multidisciplinary Approaches", IGI Global, 2011.

Mots-clés : Serious games, Game based learning, Systematic mapping study, Skill assessment, Interactive learning environments