Computer support for curriculum developers: CASCADE

Susan McKenney, Nienke Nieveen, Jan van den Akker

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This paper examines research on a family of computer-based tools, CASCADE (Computer ASsisted Curriculum Analysis, Design and Evaluation), designed to assist in the complex task of curriculum development. It begins with discussion of curriculum developers and their activities, followed by examination of how the computer can offer support for their tasks. The main elements of four related systems for computer supported curriculum development are discussed and approaches to designing tools of this nature are considered. Following an overview of main findings, this article concludes with thoughts on fruitful directions for research on computer supported curriculum development, emphasizing the need for increased attention to implementation and impact studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
JournalEducational technology research and development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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