CORF®: Collective Educational Research Facility - Design of a Platform Supporting Educational Research as an Integral Joint Effort of Researchers and Teaching Professionals

Ruurd Taconis

Abstract

In educational research, like in other research fields, there is a growing call for sharing data and results. The public interest in results is clear, and much of the research is done using public money. Besides this, educational research a gap exists between the research community and research outcomes on one hand, and secondary school teachers, schools and educational practice on the other. CORF® (in English: Collective Educational Research Facility) is a web-based platform that supports the sharing of research instruments and research data within and across research projects. CORF® community members may be professional researchers as well as educational practitioners. In this contribution, the concept of CORF® is presented and its major design characteristics are outlined. The system was realized as an internet platform and employed by various researchers, teachers, and student teachers. A general evaluation and three use-cases are presented leading to conclusions on the strength and weaknesses of the platform and conditions for adequate use in practice.

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Taconis R. (2015). CORF®: Collective Educational Research Facility - Design of a Platform Supporting Educational Research as an Integral Joint Effort of Researchers and Teaching Professionals . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 235-245. DOI: 10.5220/0005430802350245


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Ruurd Taconis},
title={CORF®: Collective Educational Research Facility - Design of a Platform Supporting Educational Research as an Integral Joint Effort of Researchers and Teaching Professionals},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={235-245},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005430802350245},
isbn={978-989-758-107-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - CORF®: Collective Educational Research Facility - Design of a Platform Supporting Educational Research as an Integral Joint Effort of Researchers and Teaching Professionals
SN - 978-989-758-107-6
AU - Taconis R.
PY - 2015
SP - 235
EP - 245
DO - 10.5220/0005430802350245