Computer-based tools to support curriculum developers

N.M. Nieveen, Kent Gustafson

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Since the start of the early 90’s, an increasing number of people are interested in supporting the complex tasks of the curriculum development process with computer-based tools. ‘Curriculum development’ refers to an intentional process or activity directed at (re) designing, developing and implementing curricular interventions in schools, colleges, or corporate education. The term ‘curricular intervention’ serves as a common denominator for curricular products, programs, materials (varying from teacher and student/trainee materials), procedures, scenarios, processes, and the like. A key issue and major challenge in curriculum development is how curricular interventions should be developed in order to achieve a satisfying balance between the ideals of a curriculum change and their realization in practice. This paper provides background information on the roots of computer-based tools for curriculum developers, provides an overview of those tools currently available in the USA and abroad (especially Australia and The Netherlands) and describes probable future trends.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings The National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, AECT 2000
PublisherThe Association for Educational Communications and Technology, AECT
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2000
Event2000 AECT International Convention: Creating pathways to learning: educational communication for the 21st century - Long Beach, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 200020 Feb 2000


Conference2000 AECT International Convention
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach


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