Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection.
The latest OECD report on the use of technology to support learning made for interesting reading, http://www.oecd.org/publications/students-computers-and-learning-9789264239555-en.htm
The press tended to cover it in a fairly negative way – BBC, Computers ‘do not improve pupil results’ say OECD, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34174796
The actual OECD report was more nuanced, suggesting that the key issue lay around teacher skills and developing these in a way to support effective use of the technology.
One issue is ensuring that teachers have access to and can interpret educational research in a way that has an impact on their own classroom practice.
The GTCS is piloting its own research engagement hub: http://www.gtcs.org.uk/research-engagement/research.aspx
The Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) recognises the importance of being research rich: http://www.scelscotland.org.uk/research/index.asp
The National Digital Learning Forum has as part of its remit the promotion of research and evidence as a basis for action.
How can we support practitioners in engaging with research and making their own contribution to it?