Technology to improve the assessment of learning

Special Issue Editors: Manuela Raposo-Rivas (Universidad de Vigo, España), Manuel Cebrián De la Serna (Universidad de Málaga, España),

The methodologies of assessment are one of the indicators of quality in teaching, to the point that the idea "tell me how you evaluate and I’ll tell you how you teach" is very accepted. To that we can add, and with what technology? When it is proposed that learning experiences have served to think and reflect on what we learn, learn about ourselves, self-regulate  our learning ... technologies have many functions and possibilities to improve these processes of diagnostic assessment, summative and formative, customize teaching, communicating and reflecting on what has been learned, making feedback more interactive and instantaneous, more motivating activities, easier and faster to manage evaluation data, essential in e-learning, b-learning and m-learning models. At the same time, these digital resources may have problems -such as for example the ciber plagiarism- that we must also attend to. In summary, technologies are unique resources for the evaluation of learning. These are questions from the monograph: What technologies can we develop a formative assessment with? How to improve learning outcomes with the use of technologies? What emerging technologies are there to evaluate?

In this special issue of Digital Education Review, the topics are: Assessment, Formative assessment, Competences, ePortfolio, Scoring Rubrics, Annotation multimedia, Audiovisual Technology, Gamification, Personal Learning Environment, Learning analytic, Computer-based quizzes, Games and Tests, Emerging technologies, Simulators, Virtual laboratories, Virtual reality an Intelligent Tutoring Systems.

Articles should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words. Abstracts of 150 words are due for September 1st of 2018 (send it to one of the Special issue Editors:,, and full papers deadline is January 1st, 2019.

Digital Education Review is a peer-reviewed, international journal focused on subjects related to the impact of ICT on education and new emergent forms of teaching and learning in digital environments. The texts published in Digital Education Review are under a license Attribution-Noncommercial- No Derivative Works 3.0 Spain, of Creative Commons. The journal follows APA citation format, but there is a template to follow that should be downloaded here for papers.


  • September 1st, 2018: deadline to submit abstracts (up to 8000 words).
  • October 1st, 2018: communication of preliminary acceptance of abstracts.
  • January 1st, 2019: deadline to submit full papers.
  • June 1st, 2019: expected data of publication.

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ISSN 2013-9144


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