The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Selection Models and Research

Mobile Devices and Gamification as Exemplars

Authored by: Winfred Arthur , Dennis Doverspike , Ted B. Kinney , Matthew O’Connell

Handbook of Employee Selection

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138915190
eBook ISBN: 9781315690193
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To stay current, assessment professionals must track developments in a plethora of emerging technologies including mobile assessment, gamification, serious games, simulations, social media, artificial intelligence, avatars, and Big Data. The introduction of each new technology seems to result in a similar cycle of calls for research and validation efforts, studies on equivalence, and the publication of findings in journals or presentations at conferences. This is accompanied by much brow beating regarding the lack of impact of research on practice, the lag between the adoption of the technologies and scientific publications, and the lack of impact of the academy on practice.

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