The importance of research for ICT teachers revisited

What’s the difference between action research, academic research and other types of research? Is it the case that in order to be seen to justify a research grant you have to couch your findings in terms which make them incomprehensible to the very people who might benefit from them? How does academic research “percolate” down into the classroom? And is there a case for saying that research findings should be reported in a “popular” style sometimes?

These and other issues were discussed in last night’s Vital Teachshare session, which you can listen to and read in this recording, which lasts around an hour. It featured Christina Preston, founder of Mirandanet, an organisation which, in a moment of inspiration, I styled as one which “brings research to the masses”!