Practical Writing is for students who need to use written English both at school and in their personal life. Whether they are writing a descriptive essay for their teacher or sending a text to a friend, Practical Writing helps them structure their message, select the right vocabulary and choose the most appropriate style.
NB: This program is not suitable for mobile devices.
ACER is a leader in the provision of quality educational research, both within Australia and internationally. Its mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span.
The AISC National Industry Insights Report is a collection of information, data and insights for individual industry sectors. It captures industry information about skills, training and employment and the labour market. The resource supports Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) to ensure the design and development of training packages meets the current and future skills needs of industry. It also includes a National Overview.
NZCER conducts educational research and evaluation work with a range of public and private sector clients, and produces research-based products such as tests, journals and books, and services such as online surveys and test marking.
Conferences are an important part of research. They provide a forum to debate ideas, share early findings, discuss research projects, network and more. The VOCEDplus team is collating this information through the Key Conferences page on VOCEDplus which: • lists key conferences in the tertiary education sector • provides a link to the conference site • provides links to conference proceedings and selected papers by year.
This blog focuses on innovations in learning. While its emphasis is on K-12 it also explores informal, early, and adult learning as well; covering developments in research, technology, learning entrepreneurs, and strategies.
This page provides assistance on compiling questionnaires, including: information that can be collected by questions; types of questions; key preparation; directions to respondents; content, wording and order of the questions.
Suggestions on how to design and conduct successful survey projects, including: establishing goals; determining the sample; choosing interviewing methodology; creating and pre-tesing questionnaires; conducting interviews and entering data; and analyzing data.
This page lists resources for program evaluation and social research methods. The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.
This tutorial teaches how to design a survey, using the latest survey research techniques, and the secrets used to maximize survey response rates, and how to design a questionnaire that provides true opinions.
In the age of fake news, teachers in every subject area should redouble their efforts to help students distinguish between credible and deceptive sources of information. The author calls attention to a few key resources, including the CRAAP guidelines developed at California State University, Chico, and promoted by the American Library Association
The issue of fake news has become very prominent in recent months. Its power to mislead and misinform has been made evident around the world. While fake news is not a new phenomenon, the means by which it is spread has changed in both speed and magnitude. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are fertile ground for the spread of fake news.
The article discusses on the trend of social media posts in which people have difficulty in distinguishing the fake news and the real news. It cites on educators who are charged to teach students accurate and reliable information and modeling same behavior. The article also offers tips to find real news which include examining the author, checking source reliability and considering the emotions evoked by the story.
The author discusses the challenges facing teachers in an era of fake news, focusing on the benefits of teaching through inquiry in helping students learn how to distinguish reliable evidence from suspect evidence. Topics include the social studies methods class of Sam Wineburg for discerning reliable against suspect evidence, his three teaching approaches to combat fake news, and teaching students how to discern credible information while equipping them with civic online reasoning skills.