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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
This study addresses the difficulties of locating quality curricular information on the WWW focussing on the Irish Junior Certificate Mathematics curriculum. In the development of efficient searching techniques, an examination of efficient search / metasearch engines, directories, education sites and the Invisible Web was undertaken. The techniques developed aim to provide an overall searching strategy for educators on the WWW. An initial selection of relevant material was located on the World Wide Web and selection criteria were applied, providing predictive ratings by one of the authors. A key element of this study is the development of an adaptive, ongoing peer review of the initial selection of resources. Evaluation of the resources based on predictive and or interpretative (observed use) use by educators is invited. A Mathematics resource page supporting the Irish Junior Certificate was developed and published on the Web
McDonnell, A., McDonnell, C. & Tangney, B. (2002) Finding and evaluating curricular resources on the Web for teaching Junior Certificate Mathematics. Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI), Dublin, Ireland, 2002.