Perspectives on the relationships between ICT and assessment

AE McFarlane

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There are at least three perspectives on ICT in schools which influence policy and practice. This paper considers the relationship between each of these perspectives: as a tool, as learning support and as revolutionary agent, and the relationship of each to assessment. It proposes that ultimately what determines the role ICT plays in school-based learning depends on the value attributed to learning outcomes. While national assessments continue to reward specified content knowledge above knowledge building abilities, the use of ICT will continue to cause tensions in the classroom.
Translated title of the contributionPerspectives on the relationships between ICT and assessment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227 - 234
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume17 (3)
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2001

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Publisher: Blackwell


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