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A fusion of research-informed teaching and teaching-informed research: designing a scalable online ecosystem for new partnerships in educational research

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dc.contributor.author Connolly, Cornelia
dc.contributor.author Hall, Tony
dc.contributor.author Ryan, Marie
dc.contributor.author McMahon, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author McGann, Marek
dc.contributor.author McGann, Alison
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-26T10:06:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-26T10:06:16Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9487
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the unbundling of research in the context of the Teachers’ Research Exchange (T-REX) platform, the national flagship Internet platform in Ireland for teachers to access, use and engage in research. This paper draws on two theoretical frameworks: Laurillard’s conversational framework and Salmon’s five-stage model. The first highlights the experimental, exploratory and creative aspects of developing an overall framework to structure the digital learning environment for teachers-as-researchers. The second explores the future of higher education and systems like T-REX in the era of digital transformation and the emerging context of Education 4.0. The original contribution is the integration of these frameworks in the creation of an open and shared learning platform so that schools and teachers can be supported to access, collaborate in and undertake research. In particular, the paper outlines signature features of the T-REX design and the way it has emerged over the last 5 years as an innovative platform to mediate the fusion of research and teaching in education. The paper highlights key issues and challenges in unbundling the traditional university, particularly in the context of educational research, but also the imperative of doing so, in the emerging era of Education 4.0. Implications for practice or policy: • Supporting teachers’ research engagement is increasingly identified as a key priority in the improvement of educational standards and systems. • T-REX is of value to educationalists interested in a shared learning and open online teacher-research platform. • There should be a dialogic approach to the relationship between teaching and research, where each informs and enhances the other. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET);37 (1), pp. 82-95
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.14742/ajet.6131
dc.subject education 4.0 en_US
dc.subject digital transformation en_US
dc.subject teacher researcher en_US
dc.subject online research community en_US
dc.title A fusion of research-informed teaching and teaching-informed research: designing a scalable online ecosystem for new partnerships in educational research en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.14742/ajet.6131
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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