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Evaluation of the ESOS Act 2000 KPA Consulting has been engaged by the Department of Education, Science and Training to undertake an independent evaluation of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. This site provides information about the evaluation process. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Career Education Lighthouse Schools Project The Careers Education Lighthouse Schools Project is a DEST initiative which aims to support leaders in school career education programmes, and promote these best practice models to other schools. All schools are eligible to apply for funding under the project, including primary and secondary schools, as well as across the Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors. The Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council (APAPDC) has been contracted to manage the project. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


OZ School Guide Use this site to search for daycare, kindergartens, preschools, and schools throughout Australia. The schools include independent and state schools. The information available includes addresses and phone numbers. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Provision for Gifted and Talented Pupils in Physical Education 2003-2004 This UK report seeks to identify the existing provision for talented pupils in PE and school sport in a sample of sports colleges, and to determine any early benefits of the talent support programme. The report covers the implementation of the national scheme in schools during 2003/04. The report finds that the strategy has begun to have a positive impact on provision in schools by raising the profile of PE and school sport. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Effective Strategies for Cooperative Learning The authors summarise some ideas, presenting them as answers to questions from workshop participants who have been exposed to the basic principles and methods of cooperative learning. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Chemical Engineering Resources Page A collection of links to ChE-related resources (tutorials, simulations, texts). Some free, some for a fee. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (From the authors) The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet is a free program you can use to find out about the reactivity of substances or mixtures of substances (reactivity is the tendency of substances to undergo chemical change). It includes * a database of reactivity information for more than 6,000 common hazardous chemicals. The database includes information about the special hazards of each chemical and about whether a chemical reacts with air, water, or other materials. * a way for you to virtually "mix" chemicals to find out what dangers could arise from accidental mixing. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


CACHE - A learning community for chemical engineering Repository of digital tools for chemical engineering education. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


ASPEN VLE tutorial Tutorial describing use of ASPEN flowsheet simulator to perform vapor-liquid equilibrium and other thermodynamic property calculations. May be transportable to other flowsheet simulators. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


ASPEN absorption tutorial A tutorial describing the use of the flowsheet simulator ASPEN to simulate absorption operations. Problem may be adaptable for other flow sheet simulators From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


NDRL/NIST solution kinetics database Database of the kinetics of solution-phase reactions. Search by chemical formulae of reactants and / or products and/or solvents. Includes temperature dependence (where known) and literature references. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


NIST gas phase kinetics database Database of the kinetics of gas-phase reactions. Search by chemical formulae of reactants and / or products. Includes temperature and pressure dependence (where known) and literature references. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Introduction to Chemical Engineering Site with several mini-articles and lectures about what chemical engineering is and how it developed. Particularly useful for college freshmen & sophomores or for high school seniors From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Distillation and VLE explanation Text and diagrams describing vapor-liquid equilibrium and related thermodynamic concepts, and how they can be used to understand the purification of mixtures by distillation. Appropriate for introduction to or self-directed review of concepts. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History This site is a collection of three historical mysteries - historical "cold cases". Students are asked to help "crack the case" by working with the evidence that has survived about the cases. In essence, the site teaches students about what "doing history" is. As the site notes, "All we are left with is traces, clues, hints and allegations. Putting those together, weighing the evidence, assessing the credibility of witness accounts, sorting out contradictions, and showing how your solution to the mysteries is the best of all the alternatives -- that is "Doing History". From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 10:57 p.m..


Triangles Roses Triangles Roses is concerned with the history of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. It contains an extensive collection of primary and secondary documents dealing with the treatment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the annexed territories from 1933 to 1945. The site is in French, as are the majority of texts, although there are also documents in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. On the site users will find photographs, essays, analysis, personal accounts, primary documents, maps and relevant contemporary news. (Institute of Historical Research (IHR)) From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Semiotics for beginners "Semiotics for Beginners" is an online book by Daniel Chandler, a lecturer in media and communication studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. It was originally written to assist his undergraduate students and to address the need for a clear, understandable introduction to the subject. The book largely succeeds in this respect, offering a readable and accessible guide to semiotic theory and its application to various fields. The online text is conventionally divided into chapters, with some light hypertextual features such as links between chapters and to external sites. Chapters cover From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Hap Hazard Hap Hazard is a useful web resource primarily aimed at scholars studying the Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser (1552-1599). It presents an electronic edition of a collection of state documents concerning Ireland with which Spenser was involved in his capacity as secretary in the administration of Ireland during the 1580s. As such, the site may also be of interest to scholars studying Elizabethan Irish history. The site also contains a transcription of Spenser's 1596 "View of the Present State of Ireland", including textual notes and supplementary materials. A third section, entitled 'O From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Classics at Leeds : Malcolm Heath Malcolm Heath is professor of Greek Language and Literature at Leeds University, responsible for a number of major studies on Greek literature and rhetoric since the late 1980's, including "The Poetics of Tragedy" (1987), "Unity in Greek Poetics (1989) and a translated edition of Aristotle's Poetics (1996). There is a synopsis to "Hermogenes On Issues: Strategies of Argument in Later Greek Rhetoric" (1995) available to subscribers to Questia. There is a full introduction to Heath's research and approach for his most recent book,"Menander, a Rhetor in Context" (2004). Central to From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Images of Alexander As the release of two Alexander movies approaches, this addition to Tim Spalding's web directory is particularly welcome. The collection contains around 200 images that are available on the web. Spalding makes no claims to original scholarship, and is content to have compiled this wide-ranging catalogue; description and data are taken directly from the webpages whence the illustrations are derived. In collecting the material, Spalding notes that he has been guided by size constraints as much as by principles of cataloguing, and the categories of images are arragned in the order that image From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Tyneside life and times Tyneside Life and Times is published by Newcastle City Council Libraries and Information Services and is one of the projects published by Sense of Place North East (SoPNE). It is an online database of over 7,000 digitised historical images taken from the Newcastle upon Tyne Local Studies Collection. The images range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century and include photographs, pictures and slides. They can be searched by keyword or browsed by category. The categories include culture, education, transport, the River Tyne, people, local communities, industry and work and health and welfa From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


North American slave narratives North American Slave Narratives is an electronic text collection published as part of the University of North Carolina's online project Documenting the American South. The collection is comprised of around 200 texts containing the narratives of fugitive and former slaves describing life in the American South during the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These texts can be browsed alphabetically by author, chronologically or by subject index. Each text can be viewed in html or xml, and only in transcript form, not as a scanned page image. Also on the site is an introduction to From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Celtic studies resources from an opinionated digital medievalist Celtic Studies Resources from an Opinionated Digital Medievalist is the web site of Lisa L. Spangenberg, a graduate student in medieval English and Celtic literatures at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). The site provides a good introduction to Celtic studies and includes: annotated reading lists (for medieval Irish, Welsh and Arthurian literature, amongst others); a selection of book reviews; a Celtic studies FAQ; and a categorised selection of annotated links to other online Celtic studies resources. Lisa also maintains a blog which provides news snippets relating to medieval stu From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


David Mamet information page The David Mamet Info Page is a web site devoted to the work of the American playwright, arguably best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross". Mamet has also written screenplays, adapted novels for the screen such as James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice", and directed films such as "House of Games". This site is the work of an enthusiast rather than an academic, but it does include material that may interest the researcher. The main page provides an overview of Mamet's career and links to further areas. There is a bibliography of Mamet's primary wor From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Tall tales and brief lives : Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus' This web page consists of a scholarly essay about Angela Carter's novel "Nights at the Circus", which she described as 'a statement about the nature of fiction'. Taking this as his starting point, the author of the essay, Brian Finney, argues that novel, like other works by Carter, is an exercise in narrative options. He regards its conclusion as refusing closure in 'typical postmodern fashion', and draws attention to the metafictional commentary employed by the author. The essay should prove interesting to undergraduates studying Carter or postmodern narrative techniq From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


D. H. Lawrence This is a rather quirky web site established by admirers of the English novelist and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930). It consists of an incomplete illustrated biography, an email discussion group, a number of personal responses to Lawrence's writings, a section entitled 'pilgrimages and homage', and the usual assortment of links. The site has been assembled by the 'Rananim Society' (named after Lawrence's imagined Utopian society), which appears to be a mixed group of fans and academic admirers. The tone and content is not scholarly, although some of the secondary From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Australian national maritime museum As part of the redevelopment of Sydney's Darling Harbour, the plans for the Australian National Maritime Museum were established in 1984, and the museum opened in 1991. Its website offers a varied and informative introduction to the collection and its history. For the prospective visitor, there is extensive information about the museum and its collections. Current and forthcoming exhibitions include nautical clothing fashions, the history of Sydney's harbour and the art of scrimshaw (engraving designs into whalebone and shell). Each of the seven permanent exhibitions receive an intro From New Humbul Resources on August 18, 2004 at 10:56 p.m..


Christian Creeds A collection of traditional Christian church creeds and confessions, both annotated and cross referenced. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 18, 2004 at 7:54 a.m..


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