The Promise of Simulation-Based Assessment…

The annual “PC Skills” is an assessment that all 1st year health science students complete during orientation and has provided lectures and training personnel at Tygerberg with concrete data to measure the computer literacy levels of the new students. GERGA in association is looking at improving the current assessment environment and “testing via simulation” has been suggested as a possible way forward. In theory an assessment environment that simulates common software applications is an ideal and logical method to investigate a student’s abilities with various computer applications. Assessments that utilize only one brand or model of software would be...

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