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Competence Assessment Tools



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NAME OF THE ASSESSMENT TOOL
The Digital Competence Wheel
NAME OF AUTHOR(S)
Anders Skov
NAME OF PRODUCER
Centre for Digital Dannelse
DATE OF PRODUCTION
2016
COSTING
Free of charge
TYPE OF PRODUCT
Web Site
DIGITAL COMPETENCES
Communication, Safety, Problem solving, Information processing
LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE
Basic
LANGUAGE/S OF TEACHING RESOURCES
English
TUTORIAL SUPPORT
Yes
DESCRIPTION
The user can answer a series of questions related to various aspects of digital competency. When all the questions have been answered, a ‘wheel’ graphic displaying percentage competency for each aspect is generated. The following describes some of the met
COMMENTS
A comprehensive article by Anders Skov (2016) outlines the scope and theoretical framework for the Digital Competences Assessment Wheel. This includes a list of literature references.
The purpose of the Digital Competence Wheel is to support the developme
TEACHERS' COMMENT
Tested by three 7th–9th grade science teachers, and a 4th–6th grade mathematics teacher.
They found the test to be more useful than the PISA test (see below) and appreciated that they could directly see what areas need further training, directly connected to the school environment. One advantage of the test is that the questions always were connected to an example. The teachers specifically noted that the wheel covers security, information search and how to determine the reliability of sources, which they felt to be important. On the other hand they did not consider the questions about social media, encryption, intellectual property licensing, and copyright issues relevant for their work. The teachers appreciated the visual presentation of the results and that they got an immediate response, but did not appreciate that the test page seemingly requires an email to present the results, as they would prefer a fully anonymous questionnaire.