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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) in Melbourne, Australia.

DERN is a network 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 research focusses of DERN are about teaching strategies, pedagogy and student achievement using ICT in learning disciplines such as English language, mathematics, science, history, languages, art and more. The use of digital assessment is of special interest to DERN. In time, these research focusses may be expanded.

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.
Weekly Newsletter: Each Tuesday a new issue of DERN’s weekly newsletter is published disseminating information about the latest ICT research reports, articles as well as conference information and the latest in the news. Examples of Newsletter: Issue 36, Issue 43
Research Reviews: Each Thursday a review of a substantial research report or article about the use of ICT in education is published. Reviewed articles have included the use of tablets in education, digital natives, online assessment, MOOCs, professional learning, virtual worlds, learning with technologies and many more. The latest 2 research reviews are FREE.
Research Archives: Find ICT research resources either by browse or search. 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 the 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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