Measuring up to ICT Teaching and Learning Standards

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Venables, Anne and Tan, Grace (2012) Measuring up to ICT Teaching and Learning Standards. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 9. pp. 29-40. ISSN 1547-5840 (print), 1547-5867 (online)


In Australia, the Government has called for a national set of learning and teaching standards against which to regulate for quality assurance in the higher education sector. In 2010, eight dis- cipline groups were sent out into the community; th eir task was to gather the threshold set of aca- demic standards defining their profession. After a year of stakeholder consultations, the Engi- neering and Information and Communication T echnology (ICT) group arrived at 5 threshold learning outcomes necessary for inclusion in ICT curricula. It is expected, but not yet mandated, that these threshold learning outcomes will be u sed by Australian academics to design and align their ICT curricula and by accreditation bodies to measure against. In anticipation of future regulat ory constraints, this paper proactively attempts to assess the Network and Systems Computing degree at Victoria University with respect to the published threshold teaching and learning outcomes. This paper highlights the difficulty in applying these outcomes.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords ICT education, ICT curricula, learning and teaching standards, Higher Education Standards Project, national standards, IT, engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology in Network and Systems Computing, Victoria University, VU, Melbourne,
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