|Chapter title||E-learning in developing countries: suggesting a methodology for enabling computer-aided assessment|
|Authors||Iahad, N., Dafoulas, G.A., Milankovic-Atkinson, M. and Murphy, A.|
Traditional education has shifted towards new methods of teaching and learning through the proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICT). The continuous advances in technology enable the realisation of a more distributed structure of knowledge transfer. This becomes critically important for developing countries that lack the resources and infrastructure for implementing cutting-edge education practices. The two main themes of technology in education for developing countries focus either on aspects of technological support for traditional methods and localised processes, or on the investigation of how such technologies may assist distance learning. Commonly such efforts are threefold, relating to content delivery, assessment and provision of feedback. This paper focuses on issues regarding the implementation of e-learning in developing countries and particularly those aspects of computer-aided assessment (CAA) that could be tailored to satisfy the needs of a limited educational infrastructure. The primary contribution of this paper is a proposed methodology for supporting both formative and summative CAA.
|Keywords||Computer aided instruction, distance learning, ICT communication technology, computer-aided assessment, content delivery, developing countries, distance learning, e-learning, education, educational infrastructure, educational technology, information technology, knowledge transfer, teaching|
|Book title||Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Advance Learning Technologies, 30 August - 1 September 2004|
|Place of publication||Los Alamitos, USA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1109/ICALT.2004.1357734|