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About DERN

About DERN

DERN is the Digital Education Research Network.

DERN is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

DERN is for leaders, researchers and  educators interested in the use of digital technologies for learning. Users of DERN may have an interest in ICT, media, pedagogy, emerging technologies and related areas and are probably well briefed in the area of elearning research, as well as scholars seeking details about what research has been done, possibly for their own research purposes.

The specific focusses of DERN are about teaching strategies, pedagogy and student achievement using ICT in all sectors of education and across all learning disciplines. The use of digital assessment is of special interest to DERN.

What can I find?

ICT Research: A categorised ICT in education research collection. Reports and journal articles have been summarised and categorised so you can find all resources around a topic together.
Newsletter: DERN’s newsletter disseminates information about the latest ICT research reports, articles as well as conference information and the recent news stories. Examples of Newsletter: Issue 36, Issue 43
Research Reviews: A set of accessible reviews of research reports or article about the use of ICT in education developed by ACER reviewers. Reviewed articles have included the use of tablets in education, digital natives, online assessment, MOOCs, professional learning, virtual worlds, and learning with technologies.
Research Archives: ICT research articles that can be either browsed or searched. Browse by category enables users to view lists of resources by Research Reviews or ICT Research. A cross-link between research reviews and research reports enables DERN users to view a report after having read a review.
Research Briefs: in-depth analysis of ICT research on priority areas and trends.

For further information please email dern@acer.edu.au.

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