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Assessment through technology

Posted on 12 May 2011 with 0 comments
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The National Education Technology Plan 2010 (NETP) published by the US Department of Education carries the title Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. It is a bold and visionary plan grounded in substantial educational research which takes account of the nature of learning and the need for the transformation of education covering learning, assessment, infrastructure and productivity. A scan of the experts who contributed to the development of the NETP as part of the National Education Technology Plan Technical Working Group (p. vii) leaves no doubt for the reader that this is an important document in education. This week's research review reflects on assessment as one crucial aspect of the NETP by focussing on a paper The Nature of Assessment Systems to Support Effective Use of Evidence through Technology by Kathleen Scalise and Mark Wilson published in a Special Edition of the journal e-Learning and Digital Media devoted to a discussion of the NETP.

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