Research
Chinese Whispers: The Nature of Information, Education and Plagiarism Print E-mail
By Dr Barbara Combes   
Abstract
Access to the facilities afforded by the Internet has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life for many people across a range of age groups. Ongoing developments in technology mean that users can use technological devices with little or no technical expertise. A direct result of these developments has been a shift in who uses the Web, how online information is perceived and consequently, an emerging culture of information use. The user-friendly Web has turned the Internet into a global resource. This article explores the changing nature of information and how these changes affect how we use online information, particularly in education.
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What’s So Hard About Evidence-Based Practice? Step 1: Finding Educational Research Print E-mail
By Pru Mitchell   
Abstract
This article considers evidence-based practice in education, and what teachers and leaders understand by research. It addresses the challenges educators face in accessing, evaluating and applying educational research, and outlines services of the Australian Council for Educational Research’s Cunningham Library that assist library staff support their school’s research needs.
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