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In the last issue of CDTL Brief, we presented to you the first of a two-part discussion on IT in Education Today. In this second part of the discussion, we feature reportson some of the current uses of IT for teaching and assessment in NNUS and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and guidelines on the facilitation of the online disscussion forums.

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October 2001, Vol. 4 No. 4 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
A New Paradigm in Teaching Computer Science
Mr Tan Tuck Choy, Aaron
Lecturer, School of Computing
Web-based learning is in vogue. Proliferation of internet resources and the advent of web technologies have encouraged a paradigm shift towards a more dynamic, web-based, hypermedia-oriented, and platform-independent environment, allowing many ways in which internet tools may be employed to enhance learning. Continue reading

Using IT for Tutoring and Assessment at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Mr Tan Hock Guan
Manager, Computer Based Learning Centre
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
The use of IT to aid learning and assessment has been a continuing quest for staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. In the last fifteen years, there have been many initiatives and much has been learnt. In 1997, the Polytechnic piloted a Computerized Tutoring and Assessment (CTA) programme to use IT to enhance learning. Continue reading

Maximising the Potential of Computer Mediated Discussion: Guidelines for Facilitation
Mr Glen O’Grady
Senior Educational Development Specialist, CDTL
Online discussion forums, or Computer Mediated Discussions (CMD), are popular with lecturers wishing to use IT to enhance the quality of student learning. At NUS, statistics show that the online discussion forum is one of the most utilised tools in the Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE). Continue reading