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Information Technology Tools for Curriculum Development

  • Susan McKenney
  • Nienke Nieveen
  • Allard Strijker
Part of the Springer International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education book series (SIHE, volume 20)

Abstract

The widespread introduction and use of computers in the workplace began in the early 1990s. Since then, computer-based tools have been developed to support a myriad of task types, including the complex process of curriculum development. This chapter begins by briefly introducing two concepts that are bound together in the notion of computer supported curriculum development: the complexity of curriculum development tasks and the possibilities to support performance of such complex tasks. The chapter then focuses on three main types of information technology support tools for this domain: Electronic Performance Support Systems, Knowledge Management Systems, and Repositories. Characteristics of these tool types are described in general terms, and then demonstrated through an example. This chapter concludes with future directions for computer supported curriculum development.

Keywords

Curriculum Performance support EPSS Course management systems Repositories Reuse 

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© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan McKenney
    • 1
  • Nienke Nieveen
    • 2
  • Allard Strijker
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Institute of Curriculum DevelopmentEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Teletop BVEnschedeThe Netherlands

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