Measuring learning with ICTs: an external evaluation of Education Queensland's ICT curriculum integration performance measurement instrument

Finger, Glenn and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Watson, Glenice (2006) Measuring learning with ICTs: an external evaluation of Education Queensland's ICT curriculum integration performance measurement instrument. In: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference (AARE 2005): Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2005, Sydney, Australia.

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From a review of national and international methodologies for describing and measuring ICT integration, there was found to be a lack of substantial history and development with most studies undertaken since 1998. Moreover, most studies have focussed on input indicators such as student to computer ratios, expenditure on ICTs, and the training and professional development of teachers. Within a context of emerging large scale investigations (e.g. SITES, EnGauge and Becta) there have been accompanying pressures for the development of methodologies for measuring ICT use and student outcomes at classroom, school and system levels. This paper provides a summary of the methodology used to evaluate Education Queensland's ICT Curriculum Integration Performance Measurement Instrument. The evaluation involved three major data sources - statistical analysis of the data collected from 929 Education Queensland teachers in 38 schools who used the Instrument in 2003; a peer review process; and school-based teacher interviews involving 42 teachers from 6 selected Queensland schools. The resulting recommendations derived from the evaluation informed the refinement of the Instrument which is now called Learning with ICTs: Measuring ICT Use in the Curriculum. This paper also summarises the recommendations and significant features of the Instrument.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper number FIN05122. Paper is copyright © by the individual author or authors and may not be reproduced without permission of the author or authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 06:14
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT; information and communication technology; performance measurement
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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