The purposes of the project are set out in the Call to Action issued by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft at the Learning and Technology World Forum in London on 13 January 2009. A briefer statement is provided in the Policy Brief. The purposes of the project are to:
Mobilize international educational, political and business communities to make the transformation of educational assessment and, hence, instructional practice a global priority. Specify in measurable terms high-priority understanding and skills needed by productive and creative workers and citizens of the 21st Century. Identify methodological and technological barriers to ICT-based assessment. Develop and pilot new assessment methodologies. Examine and recommend innovative ICT-enabled, classroom-based learning environments and formative assessments that support the development of 21st Century skills.
We are always looking for what next especially in the computing and ICT area. There is a minefield still to be sorted out around who teaches young people and adults the basic skill set they need to be digital citizens.