The main activities of Network 12 in 2015 took place during ECER in Budapest. As in the year before Network 12 offered three sessions. We started the conference with a session about so-called systematic reviews, literature reviews focused on a research question that try to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high quality research evidence relevant to that question. The presenting team was Sverker Lindblad (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Solvi Lillejord from the Norwegian Research Couccil, Daniel Petersson (University of Gävle, Sweden) and Thomas Popkewitz (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA). In that session our network had an audience of about 30 participants, that shows the importance of that topic not only for our network but for research in education.
In the second session we could follow four presenters talking about «The design of online libraries: A usability study» (Emine Sendurur, Turkey), «Altmetrics and educational research» (Alexander Botte, Germany), «Teaching judgment of the accuracy and reliability of online information: A collaboration between librarians and academics» (John Cripps Clark, Australia) and «SIOR, the first social impact open repository. A new tool to evidence the impact of social sciences and humanities research» (Aitor Gomez, Spain).
The third session was a cross-network symposium with network 6 headed by «Open educational resources: infrastructures for dissemination and provisioning» and originally planned with three contributions one of them later on being witdrawn. We had the pleasure to follow the speeches of Diana Nyffeegger (Switzerland) about «Everything but not from everyone» and Christoph Schindler, Ingo Blees and Marc Rittberger (Germany) about «OER infrastructures: monitoring and federated co-development in Germany». Chair was Marc Rittberger (Germany) and discussant Nelson Goncalves (Portugal).
The network meeting brought some changes in personnel: Alexander Botte, for many years the main pillar of our network will retire next year and the conference in Budapest therefore was his last. The network representatives wish him all the best for the future time. Peter Meyer, link convenor since 2007, handed over his duty to Christoph Schindler (DIPF, Germany).