Document Type


Original Publication Date


Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commission for International Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education 64th Annual Conference

Date of Submission

March 2018


Drawing from the theories of the cognitive process, this paper explores the transmission, retention and transformation of information across oral, written, and digital modes of communication and how these concepts can be used to examine the assessment of digital resource tools. The exploration of interactions across modes of communication is used to gain an understanding of the interaction between the student, digital resource and teacher. Cognitive theory is considered as a basis for the assessment of digital resource tools. Lastly, principles for the assessment of digital resource tools are presented along with how assessment can be incorporated in the educational practice to enhance learning in higher education.

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VCU Dept. of Teaching and Learning Publications