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This conference paper was originally published as Hood, G, Using a design-based research paradigm to develop an online course aimed at disseminating research findings and informing practice, Proceedings of the Emerging Technologies Conference, University of Wollongong, 18-21 June 2008.


Between 1999 and 2003 the TIMSS Video Study (Mathematics) analyzed 638 eighth-grade classes from seven countries. Findings are published in two written reports and a set of twenty-eight public release lessons. This paper examines the development of an online course aimed at disseminating the study’s research findings to educators to inform their practice. The development was guided by design-based research. Solutions to three components, content and pedagogy, technology and implementation, were developed independently with the overall solution relying on their smooth integration. The paper discusses the process including the selection of guiding principles and the iterative cycles of testing and refinements.