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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-021-08-1086


Virtual Learning Scenarios for Qualitative Assessment in Higher Education 3D Arts

LluĂ­s Vicent Safont (La Salle Open University, Andorra)

Sergi Villagrasa (La Salle Ramon Llull University, Spain)

David Fonseca (La Salle Ramon Llull University, Spain)

Ernest Redondo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Abstract: Using enhanced learning technologies (TEL) including immersive virtual reality environments, we are seeking to achieve a new way of assessing subjects of 3D arts. We have developed a project based on Scenario Centered Curriculum (SCC), where the students have to think, design, convey, validate, and build a civil project using new technologies that help in the assessment process. We have used gamification techniques and game engines to evaluate planned tasks in which students can demonstrate the skills they developed in the scenarios. The assessment is integrated in the creation of a 3D complex model focused on the construction of a building in a virtual space. This whole process will be carried out by gamification techniques to embed the assessment of the 3D models with the objective of improving students learning.

Keywords: assessment, digital games, gamification, immersive learning scenarios, mobile technology, multi-user virtual environments, scenario centred curriculum, virtual reality

Categories: K.3.1, L.0.0, L.1.0, L.2.7, L.3.6, L.5.1