Assessment and e-learning: Current issues and future trends

Neil Cowie, Keiko Sakui

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    This paper describes different ways in which digital technology can be used for language learning. It then identifies some key trends connecting assessment and technology in language learning and higher education: the use of automated systems to enhance traditional assessment practices; the use of Web 2.0 tools to facilitate new assessment practices; and, the increase in new skills and content areas in language learning which are a consequence of the rise in the use of technology. These are especially important in the creation of collaborative digital projects. The paper concludes by pointing out the implications of these trends for pedagogy and changing teacher roles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-281
    Number of pages11
    JournalJALT CALL Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Assessment
    • Collaborative projects
    • Digital literacy
    • Digital technology
    • Web 2.0 tools

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Linguistics and Language
    • Language and Linguistics
    • Computer Science Applications


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