Giesbers, B., van Bruggen, J., Hermans, H., Joosten-ten Brinke, D., Burgers, J., Koper, R., & Latour, I. (2007). Towards a methodology for educational modelling: a case in educational assessment. Educational Technology & Society, 10 (1), 237-247.


Towards a methodology for educational modelling: a case in educational assessment

Bas Giesbers

Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 45 576 2209, Fax: +31 45 576 2907, bas.giesbers@ou.nl

 

Jan van Bruggen

Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands

 

Henry Hermans

Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands

 

Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke

Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands

 

Jan Burgers

Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands

 

Rob Koper

Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands

 

Ignace Latour

Citogroep, Nieuwe Oeverstraat 50, P.O. Box 1034, 6801 MG Arnhem, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 26 352 1111, Fax: +31 26 352 1356, ignace.latour@citogroep.nl

 

ABSTRACT: Educational modelling is the modelling of educational [sub-] systems. Such a model is a framework containing important concepts, processes and relations. Several models have been published but their development, which we call educational modelling, still is a tedious process. We lack clear guidelines or a methodology. In this article we present a case study in which we take first steps towards the development of a methodology for educational modelling. We do so by analysing our current practice that we typify as expert-driven, model-centred and consensus-based. We explicate the assumptions under this approach and investigate whether these assumptions are explicit and confirmed by our case study. The results give rise to a number of guidelines that can be used by future projects and that provide a first step towards a more systematic approach to educational modelling.

Keywords: Educational modelling, interoperability of educational [sub-] systems, educational ontologies, case study

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