Date of Award

January 2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Emanuel Grant


The purpose of this work is to amalgamate technology and education in a manner which will prove to be beneficial to all stakeholders involved and which will allow for an improvement in the ubiquitous process of curriculum development in the teaching and learning sphere. The primary motivation surrounds the issue of limited human resources in terms of teachers and expert knowledge as well as available physical resources such as computer equipment or other classroom artifacts. It should be duly noted that it is in many developing countries where the student-teacher ratio is very high and where such a framework will be most useful. However, this work has the potential to benefit not only developing countries, but also developed countries where the available technology is more advanced and where its integration in student learning is more pronounced.

The major focus will be on the creation of a framework which will allow for systematic, structured and seamless curriculum development and learning outcome assessment. Therefore, a major component will be the modeling of a curriculum in a structured and qualitative way to include goals and objectives which will then lend it to adaptation and use downstream within the framework. Another key component is Assessment which will encapsulate various ways in which this paradigm can leverage the assessment aspects of a curriculum. The benefits from this work may prove to be quite

immense as the proposed framework may help to standardize the design, delivery and assessment of any curriculum regardless of location and resource.