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Barholm Castle The Barholm Castle website is a small resource describing the history and current state of Barholm Castle in the southwest of Scotland. Aside from the introductory homepage, the website consists primarily of three main textual sections which look at the castle from it's origins and history through to its current state. The first section gives a brief history of Barholm Castle and contains a number of in-text links to photographs of features of the castle and old maps of its location. In addition to this section the ruin plan and architecture sections provide more detailed information on t From New Humbul Resources on January 15, 2005 at 12:45 a.m..


KnowEdge eLearning Suite - a Learning Management System A free learning management system (LMS) for educational institutions. KnowEdge eLearning Suite is a web-based application that can be used to conduct training classes on the Internet. A KnowEdge class site can be used from any Internet-enabled computer without having to install any software on the user's computer. Only a webbrowser preferably IE / Netscape 4 or above is needed. Developed by Inter Netion - a Singapore-based software developer. From EdNA Online on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Australian weather and the seasons - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal Discusses the wide range of different weather in Australia. Lists the months in which each season occurs. Specifically looks at tropical, temperate and desert weather and outlines which parts of Australia experience which weather. Links to relevant online resources are provided. From EdNA Online on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Australia Day Quiz (Easy) A set of 60 multiple choice questions related to Australian history, identity and icons. Created for Australia day 2005. From EdNA Online on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Attorney-General's Department - Copyright Amendment Regulations 2004 (No. 1) 2004 No. 405 The ongoing improvement of the Copyright Act 1968 and the Copyright Regulations 1969 continues with the gazetting of new regulations. The amendments ensure the copyright obligations of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement have been finalised before the 1 January 2005 start date. The Copyright Legislation Amendment Act 2004 made a number of technical amendments to improve the practical operation of the Copyright Act 1968 and the US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004. The amendments cover a number of aspects of copyright law, including amendments to clarify the scope of cop From EdNA Online on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Delegation of the Europeen Commission to Australia and New Zealand The European Commission is represented in Australia and New Zealand by a Delegation in Canberra. The Delegation has full diplomatic privileges and immunities with the Head of Delegation accorded full ambassadorial status in both Australia and New Zealand. The Delegation is responsible for the conduct of official relations between Australia and the European Community, and New Zealand and the European Community. The website gives information under the topics of: EU and Australia; Press information and cultural; Science and technology; Education; EU Global player; Member states and also a special From EdNA Online on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Lord of the Rings Video Cloze Exercise ESL students can watch the trailer for the film, Lord of the Rings, and complete a cloze exercise based on the script. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


English Bites Video news stories with scripts, definitions of idioms, and suggested uses for the ESL classroom. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Real English Site offers 10 free video units with accompanying grammar exercises. Topics include greetings, numbers, and introductions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Relative motion: fall from a plane This applet allows the visualization of the motion of a body falling from a plane, either in the "fixed" reference system or in the plane's one. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


ontology in the e-Learning Definizione di ontologia From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Learn Chinese 2003 Software to study Chinese language : Dictionary, Pronunciation, Quizzes From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


GLOBAL AMPHIBIAN ASSESSMENT The Global Amphibian Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 5,743 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians. This Web site presents results of the assessments, including IUCN Red List threat category, range map, ecology information and other data for every amphibian species. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Imperial Ethiopia Imperial Ethiopia was created in 2000 by friends and supporters of Ethiopia's history, religion, and culture changed by revolutionary events in Ethiopia since 1975. The site offers information on Ethiopia's Coptic Christian Church, the Solomomiac Dynasty that ruled Ethiopia until 1974, and Ethiopia's nobility. The site provides basic information on Ethiopia's traditiona, geography, people, and early history. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Una cuestión de lengua The 3rd Congress of the Spanish Language took place in Rosario, Argentina, 17-20 November 2004. As part of its coverage, BBC Mundo reports. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Creativity Tools Extensive list of more than 200 creativity techniques and tools with brief textual descriptions and sources identified. Links also provided to a page of puzzles and another page of creativity related quotes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Sustainable Development - Curriculum Context WA curriculum-oriented tsunami site from CMIS provides definition and information about sustainable development as well as how the topic could be linked to possible learning area outcomes. Links are provided to teaching resource material and informative sites covering the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and sustainability and the environment. From Recent Items on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Tsunamis - Curriculum Context WA curriculum-oriented tsunami site from CMIS provides a definition and information about tsunamis as well as how the topic could be linked to possible learning area outcomes. Links are provided to teaching resource material and informative sites covering the Sumatran Earthquake and Tsunami. From Recent Items on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Tsunami Assistance The Australian Government has announced a package of measures to assist Australians affected by the December 2004 Tsunami. The site contains up to date information on available assistance, contact details, fact sheets, media releases and related links. From Recent Items on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Fuzzy Logic Tutorial This tutorial provides an introduction to fuzzy logic and its application using diagrams and examples as learning aids. The tutorial was published in Encoder, the newsletter of the Seattle Robotics Society. From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Workshop: Teaching Mechanics to Scientists and Engineers Increasing numbers of students embark on Materials courses without the required foundations in mathematics. This workshop will provide advice and resources to help you provide the additional support they demand whilst preserving your valuable time. From Features from the UK Centre for Materials Education on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Celtic cultural studies : an interdisciplinary online journal Celtic Cultural Studies (ISSN 1468-6075) is an electronic peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal devoted to scholarly study of all Celtic cultures, from any historical period or geographical location. The journal's scope also extends to those traditions not necessarily associated with Celtic languages, and as such it welcomes papers in the fields of Scottish Studies, Cornish Studies and Irish Studies for example. At the time of cataloguing, the journal's contents were not organized into issues but could be browsed in two sections: papers and articles. Among the papers were studies o From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


OLAC : open language archives community OLAC, the Open Language Archives Community, is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by: (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources, and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources. This website is useful for those searching for language resources, such as language corpora, linguistic databases and language documentation. It is also of prime importance for those interested in how to d From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Introduction to phonetics The Web site of the University of Lausanne's Department of Linguistics offers a useful introduction to phonetics and is suitable both for students beginning work in this area or for any linguist as a general reference resource. The text - which is illustrated with diagrams and examples throughout - is a clear and comprehensive overview of the main areas of phonetics, and. The text's introduction covers aspects of sound production; consonents and vowels; place and manner of articulation; voice; and nasality. The remainder of the text is divided into two sections: consonents and vowels From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Omniglot : a guide to writing systems Omniglot is a fascinating Web resource devoted to written language in all its forms. Compiled by a seasoned language learner, the site presents information about over 150 different writing systems. For each system featured, users will find a full illustration a brief history of its origins and usage; details of its notable features; and a list of the languages written in the system. In addition, the site offers a sample text written in each system and useful links to related Web resources. The writing systems are organized on the site according to type, which include abjads (or consonent alpha From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


History of drama This Web site was created to accompany an undergraduate course on the history of drama, taught at Emory University. At the time of review, much of the site was still under construction, although the sections on Greek and Roman theatre were largely complete. Further sections will cover the medieval, Renaissance, and neoclassical periods. Each section is divided into four parts, dealing respectively with: plays and playwrights; art and architecture; literary criticism; and 'life and times' (timelines and background materials). The 'plays and playwrights' sections give a brie From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Revista brasileira de história The Revista brasileira de história (ISSN 1806-9347 online; 0102-0188 print version) is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal from the Associação Nacional de História of Brazil. Available online through SciELO are the full-text issues from 1997 onwards which focus primarily on Brazilian and Latin American history. The journal also includes to some extent articles on other historical topics (such as an analysis of the documentary 'Shoah', or the birth of sociology in the French university between 1880 and 1914). Users will find articles on, for example, the 1964 Brazilian coup d' From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Gateway to corpus linguistics on the internet The Gateway to Corpus Linguistics on the Internet is an excellent Web resource that aims to direct users to corpus linguistics materials - both for academic and non-academic purposes - that are available online. It offers annotated links to a wide variety of resources including: research centres, projects, events and mailing lists related to the field; online tutorials for corpus linguistics and concordances; corpora of different languages (with particular emphasis on English and German) and text archives; software; sites devoted to data-driven learning; and miscellaneous online resources such From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Loxias Loxias is a peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journal which is devoted to French and Francophone literature and published by the Centre Transdisciplinaire d'Épistémologie de la Littérature at the University of Nice. Each issue focuses on a particular theme such as territory, lexicology and literary creation in the 19th century or contemporary poetry. Some of the isses bring together proceedings of literary symposia held by the University of Nice, or the work of graduate students and young academics from the University. As such, the scope of the journal is vast and users will find arti From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Generative grammar in Geneva This Web site, published by the Generative Grammar Group of the University of Geneva's Department of Linguistics, makes available research papers by its members of staff, advanced students, and researchers working in associated universities in the field of generative grammar. Published in annual volumes, with the first appearing in 2000, the full-text papers are available as downloadable PDFs with abstracts in HTML. The papers are diverse, examining such areas as the external possessor construction in West Flemish; French adjective ordering; the architecture of the clause in Jamaican creo From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Cineibérico.com Cineibérico.com is an online database and news service devoted to Spanish cinema. The site aims to be the most comprehensive portal for information on all aspects of Spanish film. It details, for example, Spain's chances at the Oscars, with information about the Spanish contenders and awards won so far. New releases are listed, as are the current top ten Spanish films at the box office. Of interest will be the site's database of films from 1987 onwards, which contains full production information and cast and crew listings. This information is cross-referenced across the database to From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


Historia y crítica del cine español The Web site, Historia y crítica del cine español, is a crucial resource for students and researchers working on Spanish film. Available through the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, it offers numerous resources including primary and secondary material. Users will find digital versions of screenplays, including Juan Antonio Bardem's Calle Mayor and the film adaptation of La Regenta. Further digitization projects of screenplays are in progress, details of which may be found on this site. A vast number of critical essays on Spanish cinema may also be accessed here: these comprise t From New Humbul Resources on January 14, 2005 at 8:35 p.m..


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