Measuring student use of ICT: a summary of findings of ICT use in Queensland Catholic schools

Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Finger, Glenn (2008) Measuring student use of ICT: a summary of findings of ICT use in Queensland Catholic schools. In: AARE 2007: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2007: Research Impacts: Proving or Improving?, 25-29 Nov 2007, Fremantle, Australia.

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[Abstract]: The measurement of student learning outcomes as a result of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the curriculum has become the focus of recent investigations with a view to improving teaching and learning. For example, a 2005 AARE Conference symposium provided insights into a range of current approaches for measuring ICT use in Australian schools (Fitzallen & Brown, 2006; Lloyd, 2006; Trinidad, Newhouse & Clarkson, 2006; Finger, Jamieson-Proctor, & Watson, 2006). These approaches stem from requirements for the measurement of student outcomes as a result of ICT integration, in line with recent priorities that emphasise outcomes (Andrich, 2002) and accountability (Gordon, 2002). However, researching and measuring the impact of ICT integration in schools has been found to be problematic (Cuttance, 2001). In Queensland, an instrument for measuring student use of ICT in the curriculum was developed, trialled and evaluated (Jamieson-Proctor, Watson, Finger, Grimbeek, & Burnett, 2007). This instrument has shown to be useful in measuring ICT use by students in Queensland State schools (Jamieson-Proctor & Finger, 2006; Jamieson-Proctor, Burnett, Finger & Watson, 2006). This paper summarises the findings obtained from the administration of the instrument in 130 Catholic schools in Queensland.


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Depositing User: Assoc Prof Romina Jamieson-Proctor
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2008 05:59
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 00:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: information and communication technology, ICT, measurement, evaluation, education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3663

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