e-learning in developing countries:suggesting a methodology for enabling computer-aided assessment

N. Iahad, G.A. Dafoulas, M. Milankovic-Atkinson, A. Murphy
IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 2004. Proceedings.  
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
more » ... veloping 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.
doi:10.1109/icalt.2004.1357734 dblp:conf/icalt/IahadDMM04 fatcat:gauivstzbbepdedxishimtngg4