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The Conversation

Recently I have started to follow a new online journal called the Conversation.  A website devoted to translating current research in all fields, including education, into jargon-less articles.

From their website

The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish.

Ten Ways we are different

The Conversation provides readers with a free high-grade and trusted information service.

We are quite different to anything else in the media for the following reasons:

  1. In a world of misinformation and spin, The Conversation contributes to healthy democratic discourse by injecting facts and evidence into the public arena.
  2. Our content is sourced from university scholars and researchers who have deep expertise in their subject.
  3. We are committed to responsible and ethical journalism, with a strict Editorial Charter and codes of conduct. Errors are corrected promptly.
  4. We are transparent, with every author disclosing their expertise, funding, and conflicts of interest.
  5. We are a global knowledge project, with 80 staff based in the US, UK and in Australia working with more than 27,000 specialist scholars and researchers. Our aim is to have editors in every part of the world.
  6. All our content is free to read and republish under Creative Commons while the rest of the media charges for re-publication.
  7. We believe in the free flow of information. We disseminate our content to more than 12,000 sites worldwide. That gives our content a global reach of 23 million readers a month, and growing.
  8. To avoid commercial conflict we don’t carry advertising pop-ups or annoying autoplay.
  9. In the US, we rely on the support of major foundations. In the UK, we rely on universities, research institutes, SAGE and Wellcome Trust, as well as other foundations. In Australia, we rely on the support of universities, research institutes (inc CSIRO), corporates such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as foundations and reader donations. In Africa, we rely on the support of major foundations and corporates, as well as the National Research Foundation.
  10. We are a not-for-profit organization serving the public good.

If you support these aims, please help us to continue and improve our service.

Maria Balinska, Editor.

I encourage you to check this out for your classrooms and for your own personal learning.

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