Along with others in this book, this chapter examines a recent trend in curriculum development, namely, employing the computer to support this complex process. Not to be confused with the vast majority of ICT tools for education, which support the teachers and learners more directly, this discussion focuses on computer-based tools for curriculum developers. It begins by considering the complex task of curriculum development, and then examines potential benefits offered through computer-based task support. Thereafter, main elements of such tools are discussed; and these aspects are illustrated via real-tool examples. Following consideration of possible ways to design tools of this nature, the chapter concludes with some thoughts on fruitful directions for research on computer supported curriculum development.
|Title of host publication||Curriculum landscapes and trends|
|Editors||J.J.H. van den Akker, W.J.A.M. Kuiper, U. Hameyer|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|