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ERIC Number: ED430549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Pages: 7
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Disseminating Educational Research with IT.
Davis, Niki
Teachers and researchers need to use the research produced in education to improve their practice. However, the current modes of dissemination through journals and papers are often written for the expert community. The Telematics Centre at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), School of Education provides creative solutions for the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education and business. This paper describes an online embryonic version of the ICT Educational Research Forum (ERF), an Internet-based research center that is located within the United Kingdom's Virtual Teacher Center. The functions of the ERF are organized as a series of rooms with a menu bar alongside: the foyer where participants enter and are introduced to the resources available to them; the seminar room where researchers may be heard speaking; and a desk which provides access to a wide range of resources, tools, and data sets. The embryonic version of the ERF contains online and paper copies of a feedback form. The paper also provides a preliminary analysis of the evaluation data from the ICT Educational Research Center to examine if it is effectively disseminating research on educational technology to the less expert user, i.e., the teacher. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom