Learners’ Experience Towards E-Assessment Tools: A Comparative Study on Virtual Reality and Moodle Quiz

Ahmed Al-Azawei, Wadhah R. Baiee, Mustafa A. Mohammed


Although the integration of virtual world in teaching and learning has been investigated, there is a scarcity of research considering its influence on assessing learners’ understanding and comparing it with traditional e-assessment tools such as that in Moodle quiz. In this research, a virtual reality (VR) game-based e-assessment application was proposed first. Subsequently, the study aims at (1) understanding whether the type of e-assessment method can affect students’ performance, and (2) investigating the difference in learners’ perceptions based on the type of e-assessment technology. A combination of quasi-pre-test and post-test experimental and survey research design methods were adopted. Overall, 32 undergraduate students were assigned to either control (N=17) or experimental (N=15) group. The key findings are (1) no statistical differences in students’ performance were found for both groups, and (2) significant differences between learners who completed the VR game-based e-assessment and those on the control group were found on perceived playfulness and ease of use. The conclusion drawn from the research outcomes is that a VR game-based e-assessment application is a successful approach to enhance learners’ engagement in evaluation sessions, although students may face a lack of experience in its use.


Virtual reality; Moodle; E-assessment; Perceived playfulness

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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