The Benefits of Software to Support Assessment

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Software to Support assessment Software to Support assessment Technological advancement and globalization have ushered the era of global economy which is "powered" by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge. The era of such technology starts from the very beginning when the earlier mode of communication like telegram, wireless and cable telephones were invented. But there is no doubt in saying that the biggest inventions of last century were computers and internet which are considered the best in every mode of communication and information. Since information continues to grow exponentially, educational institutes cannot confine their activities just to imparting merely a prescribed set of knowledge; students are rather required to be kept updated about the latest techniques arriving with every passing second. This new learning culture has been greatly promoted by the use of "information and communication technology ICT tools", which are defined as "a diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store, and manage information" (Ramesh 2003). These ICT tools can play their parts in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our education systems and in assessment of student's learning. According to TLTP Project ALTER 1993, "The two main uses of technology in the assessment process are identified as: using technology to perform the actions and cognitive processes a tutor would employ to arrive at a
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