Deficiencies of scope statements in ITLET standardization

Hoel, Tore & Mason, Jon (2012) Deficiencies of scope statements in ITLET standardization. In Biswas, Gautam, Wong, Lung-Hsiang, Hirashima, Tsukasa, & Chen, Wenli (Eds.) Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.

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To execute good design one not only needs to know what to do and how to do it, but also why it should be done. For a standardization expert the rationale of a standardization project may be found in the proposal for a new work item or terms of reference, but rarely in the scope statement. However, it is also commonplace that the rationale of the project is not clearly stated in any of these parts. If the rationale is not surfaced in the early phases of a project, it is left to the design, sense-making and negotiation cycles of the design process to orient the project towards a goal. This paper explores how scope statements are used to position standardization projects in the IT for Learning, Education and Training (ITLET) domain, and how scope and rationale are understood in recent projects in European and international standardization. Based on two case-studies the paper suggests some actions for further research and improvement of the process.

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ID Code: 58989
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9789810746490
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2013 02:03
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 03:42

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