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Using innovative measurement tools based on big data analytics to assess collaborative problem-solving skills and improve teaching strategies in essential skills for 21st century education
International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN14) (2014)
  • Patrick Griffin, Univeristy of Melbourne
  • Esther Care, University of Melbourne
  • Alvin Vista, University of Melbourne
  • Claire Scoular, University of Melbourne
Abstract
Collaborative problem-solving (CPS) is an essential skill in a knowledge-based economy. As the world moves towards inter-connectedness, economically and politically, CPS is one of the several defined skills that will be critical in the 21st century (Binkley et al., 2012). Developing these skills will be a mandate for 21st century education. In line with the imperative that something cannot be improved unless it can be measured, there is considerable challenge in measuring CPS skill using conventional assessment tools. This paper presents an innovative online assessment tool that is based on big data analytics to measure CPS skill for any pair of students in real-time and without language or geographic restrictions. This tool has been trialled across 6 countries and is currently presented in four languages (English, Spanish, Finnish and Dutch).
Keywords
  • Problem solving,
  • Teaching,
  • Strategies,
  • Skills,
  • Education,
  • Assessment tools,
  • Online
Publication Date
July, 2014
Location
Barcelona, Spain
Citation Information
Patrick Griffin, Esther Care, Alvin Vista and Claire Scoular. "Using innovative measurement tools based on big data analytics to assess collaborative problem-solving skills and improve teaching strategies in essential skills for 21st century education" International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN14) (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alvin-vista/13/