Summary

The purpose of this project was to inform public debates by developing an on-line platform to share current social-science research with parents, policymakers, journalists, educators and the broader public in a comprehensible manner. The project was originally developed to address the current knowledge environment which fosters fragmented information. This project was designed to facilitate the dissemination of education information, addressing the pressing issue of financing research dissemination by providing a publishing system which contained costs, enhanced academic research and made new findings intelligible to a lay audience. The prototype website focused on the dissemination of social science research in the field of education, so that policymakers could consider up-to-date research in policy deliberations and educators, administrators and parents could have access to recent findings on best practices in the field of education.