Measuring the meaningful use of ICT in schools: A learning environments attributes approach
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
School of Education / Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research
Increasingly teachers and school leaders need to be sure that the investment in information and communications technologies (ICT) maximises the positive impact on learning. There has been much debate on how this impact on learning should be measured. As a result, a group of researchers developed a framework that can be used to describe and evaluate this impact in schools. This paper gives the rationale behind the key learning environment attributes dimension of this framework, and explains the rubric-based tool and statistical scale that were developed to facilitate the measurement of this dimension. Application of this approach, to measure the impact of ICT use on learning in a variety of studies has proved to be useful in providing data to guide the decisions of teachers and school leaders about the meaningful integration of ICT to support the learning of students.