Assessing Technology-Assisted Use of Information
Leping Liu, Cellestine Cheeks, Towson Univ., United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper presented a two-year experience of assessing college students' use of information from different resources, including the methods, processes, instruments, results and some issues of the assessment. The assessment processes started from analyzing the goals of learning, defining the outcomes, then selecting or developing instruments, and the last, collecting data and analyzing results. A "qualitative-and-quantitative" (Q-Q) assessment package was developed and used, where we used portfolios to record the learning process and quantitative scores to measure the learning of specific skills. The Q-Q assessment procedures were employed into six classes during the past two years. This experience suggested that assessing the use of information and technology related outcome was a process rather than some one-time tests. The Q-Q procedures also provided a structure to develop an assessment model that should apply to other fields of information technology assessment.
Liu, L. & Cheeks, C. (2001). Assessing Technology-Assisted Use of Information. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2374-2375). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).