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Workforce NT Workforce NT is the Territory's first comprehensive report of its kind and provides local business, industry and government with information about employment and the labour market in the NT. It is linked to current government strategies which will help to develop a skilled workforce for the future prosperity of the Territory. The report provides information about: the Territory's population and how it compares with the Australian population; occupations and industries Territorians work in; employment, education and skills profile of Territorians; employment status of disadvantaged gr From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) RIHSS is a unit within the College for Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney. The purpose of RIHSS is to support research initiatives within the College, showcase research outcomes, and provide an interface between the College and the broader public. From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 6:59 a.m..

Traditions of Europe in Story and Song: a Netdays Project Part of an ongoing European netdays project, this site contains a number of European folk stories and traditional tales. There will be a searchable database as well as recorded folk songs. From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

Sofia Open Content Initiative Sofia (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) is an open content initiative launched by the Foothill - De Anza Community College District with funding support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Under the leadership of Foothill College, Sofia promotes faculty and institutional sharing of online content. Modeled after MIT's OpenCourseWare Initiative, Sofia encourages the free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web. From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Curriculum Leadership 2:39 The reading debate and the National Inquiry Curriculum Leadership 2:39 The reading debate and the National Inquiry. While teachers and teacher educators acknowledge that they always have more to learn, they fear that those who do not understand their complex world could drive an inquiry that further alienates their perspective. The priority of the National Literacy Inquiry, therefore, will be that it is strongly representative of practitioner experience. If this is assured, practitioners will welcome its potential to be a means of actually impelling wider understanding of their complex work. From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

British Museum : the mummy The 2004 virtual exhibition at the British museum showing the 'unwrapping' of a 3,000 year old Egyptian mummy in 3D stereo was one of the highlights of the museological year and generated much public interest. These pages accompanied the original exhibition and remain useful for students, teachers and researchers of Egyptology and related subjects. There are two Compass tours (for adults and children respectively) which outline the techniques, history and cultural significance of mummification illustrated with objects from the BMs rich collection of Egyptian objects. Particularly use From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Rise of the black dragon: cultural treasures from China This resource consists of a virtual exhibition based on the Provincial Museum of Alberta's 'Rise of the Black Dragon: Cultural Treasures from China' exhibition which ran from 9th October 1999 to 9th January 2000. The exhibition focuses on Heilongjiang Province in northeast China (part of the region formerly known in the west as Manchuria) and charts its development in the Neolithic period, growth in the early Iron Age (Tang Dynasty) and rise to prominence during the Jin Period and Ming Dynasty. The website consists of a number of short but well illustrated articles dealing with From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

The Roman Law Library A useful collection of Roman laws (Latin texts and translations), with some accompanying commentary and background information, assembled by Alexandr Koptov with the collaboration of Yves Lassard of the Faculty of Law of Grenoble University. The wide range of texts is presented thematically, covering areas such as laws, imperial judgements, senatorial decrees, magisterial edicts, legal judgements, contracts, the Corpus Iuris Civili, and laws relating to non-Romans. The accompanying links to articles in Smith's Classical Dictionary of 1875 are useful but obviously dated and readers will al From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

The revenge : a tragedy in five acts , by Edward Young This Web site contains the full text of Edward Young's five-act tragedy, 'The Revenge'. First performed in 1721, the play was published in several editions over the next century. The versions of the text hosted here are from the 1806 Longman edition (with a forward by Elizabeth Inchbald), and the 1777 Bell edition. Edward Young wrote three rather bombastic tragedies but is probably best remembered as a poet of the eighteenth-century 'Graveyard School', being the author of the long and popular poem, 'The Complaint, or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality& From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Illustration history of Samuel Richardson's 'Pamela' This Web site explores the illustration history of Samuel Richardson's eighteenth-century novel, 'Pamela'. Pamela was commercially successful, being published in many editions during the century. This site looks at five illustrated editions: the first edition, and the editions of 1741, 1742, 1779, and 1875. The known illustrators include I. Carnithman, Hubert Gravelot, and Francis Hayman, although many of the illustrations are by anonymous hands. The Web site includes background information about Richardson's novel, describing his sources of inspiration, his innovations in From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

[Erasmus] Colloquia familiaria : a selection An online version of Erasmus's Colloquia familiaria edited by Jennifer Nelson of the University of Kentucky as a learning resource for college students studying Renaissance latin and thought and published by the Stoa Consortium. This famous work of the Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus (circa 1466-1536) (or Familiarum colloquiorum formulae et alia quaedam per Des. Erasmuum Roterodamum, to give it its formal title), began in the 1490s as a series of exercises used by the author to teach elegant Latin conversation for social occasions. Although published against his wishes in 1518, Erasmus From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

The Norse burial ground at Cumwhitton An account of the 10th century Norse burials discovered at Cumwhitton, south-east of Carlisle in Cumbria in 2004 and excavated by Oxford Archaeology whose website hosts the report. Despite their widespread presence in north-west Europe, Viking burials are extremely rare, especially in places outside their normal sphere or settlement or cultural influence. The six Cumwhitton graves are significant not merely on account of their rich furnishings, which included numerous brooches, swords and horse equipment but also because the east-west orientation of the burials suggest that the interred were C From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

The geography of Roman Gaul This website presents the current research on the geography of Roman Gaul, in particular on the south-west of the region, by Ralph Mathisen of the University of South Carolina. Locations are listed alphabetically, by ancient Roman province and modern Department, and by site type (such as settlements, sanctuaries, cemeteries, mines and quarries, bridges, aqueducts and roads etc), stages on ancient route maps such as the Antonine Itinerary, the Bordeaux Pilgrim and the Peutinger Table. Full bibliographic citations of the city are also provided. The site is still under construction (though last u From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

A glossary of lingua franca The Website, A Glossary of Lingua Franca, offers articles, essays and other materials on the pidgin language, Lingua Franca, a Pidgin language used mainly in trade contexts by various language communities around the Mediterranean from medieval times until about 1900. The site's editor Alan D Corré, who is Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers an extensive introduction to the history and usage of Lingua France as well as a glossary of the language. Other texts on the site include a dissertation on Lingua Franca (in Italian with summaries in From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

The mystical arts of Tibet The 'Mystical Arts of Tibet' website, part of The Provincial Museum of Alberta's 'Virtual Exhibits' resource, provides an online accompaniment to the physical exhibit on display at the museum between 27th May and 27th August 2000. Both exhibits aim to explore the rich cultural heritage of Tibet through the artistic achievements of both Old Tibet and current Tibet-in-Exile. They bring together masterworks of the Buddhist spiritual tradition such as personal sacred objects of The Dalai Lama, ancient artefacts from the surviving collection of Drepung Loseling Monastery an From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

The beggar's opera The Beggar's Opera Web site explores the background and initial reception of John Gay's famous ballad opera. First staged in 1728, The Beggar's Opera parodied the fashionable Italian operas of the period, replacing their high themes and exotic settings with contemporary London and protagonists from the criminal underworld. The site was produced by students at the University of Michigan as a class project. The site includes a brief sketch of Gay's life and works, a synopsis of The Beggar's opera, a bibliography, and a list of annotated links. A section on the musical b From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Ruins of Mexico : virtual tour web site The 'Ruins of Mexico' website is a developing project which aims to provide a guide to archaeological sites that are open to the public, with accompanying historical notes and information and on the various cultures which produced them. The sites are introduced via an interactive map of Mexico's provinces, a site index and an area table. Individual sites are provided with a brief description, chronological information and a photographic tour. While much of the data is quite basic and the maps and plans somewhat schematic, the resource provides a useful overview for the general r From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Archaeological research in Jalisco Based on the research interests of Mesoamericanist Chris Beekman of the University of Colorado at Denver, this resource provides a useful overview to past and current research in the Jalisco province of modern Mexico by a variety of scholars. While the author's interest are presently concentrated on the Tequila valleys in the centre of the region, this site is intended to become a platform of Jalisco studies in general. The subject is usefully introduced by a link to an online essay on recent work in Jalisco from the journal Ancient Mesoamerica while a series of short essays, some illustr From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Eternal Egypt Eternal Egypt project is a centralised digital database of Egyptian historical and cultural resources taken from nine separate Egyptian sites and museums, available in English, French and Arabic. In partnership with the Egyptian Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage and the Supreme Council of Antiquities and with the financial and technical backing of IBM, this database includes 32 three dimensional, high resolution images of artefacts (of which only a series of pictures are accessible over the website due to file size), around 2,000 two dimensional images, five 360 degree From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Medieval women writers Women who wrote in Latin, French or Occitan during the Middle Ages are comparatively neglected in mediaeval studies and their writings are also rarely included in elementary and intermediate teaching texts. The purpose of this web project, directed by Laurie Churchill of Ohio Wesleyan University, is to make good this omission and provide texts, grammatical commentary and background information on the key texts featured in this resource. Authors include the 4th century AD Egeria whose Itinerarium is possibly the earliest surviving prose work by a women, the 10th century nun Hrotsvit of Gendersh From New Humbul Resources on February 1, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Blueprint for Victorian Government Schools - Flagship Strategy The Blueprint provides the framework for an effective Victorian government school system - a system with effective teachers, effective leaders and effective schools. It outlines the education reform agenda for Victorian schools. From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Towards a P2P Research Agenda Applications running over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks have exploded since the late 1990s. Research is needed into many aspects of P2P. These include architecture, application functionality, and the categories of digital works that are shared using P2P facilities. A range of significant strategic, consumer and policy issues also arise such as challenges to the operation of copyright, defamation and other censorship laws. Organisations affected by P2P are devising and deploying countermeasures, such as technological protections for digital works and attempts to identify devices and users. These From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Collaboration: A Framework for School Improvement The ability to work collaboratively with others is becoming an essential component of contemporary school reform. This article in the January 2005 issue of International Electronic Journal For Leadership in Learning reviews current trends in school reform that embody collaborative principles and also draws on the literature to provide a theoretical overview of collaboration itself. The article then outlines the findings from a qualitative, self-contained focus group study that involved 16 individuals (parents, teachers, and administrators) who were selected using a purposeful sampling techniqu From EdNA Online on February 1, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Assessing Numeracy in Primary Schools This research project aimed to improve student numeracy outcomes through the development of a whole-school approach that links a comprehensive assessment regime with numeracy teaching and learning that could be applied across the whole school. A variety of alternative modes of assessment were used including Checklists, Student Journals, Interviews, Portfolios and Work Samples, Observations, Use of Rubrics to Assess Problem Solving, Assessment of Attitudes as well as widening the scope and formats of Written Tests. Funded by the Australian Government, the ACT Department of Education and Trainin From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Using Action Research in British Columbia: Preliminary Findings from School Improvement Projects in Seven Schools, 2002-2004 The School Improvement Grants Program is a British Columbia-based action research project to support efforts to raise literacy and math skills in public schools serving low-socioeconomic status neighborhoods. The program - which provides $25,000 in planning and implementation grants for each participating school over 2.5 years - began in 2001 and has just complete its first cycle of seven schools. Although effects were noted in the domains of teacher learning, staff collaboration, teacher professional development and parental involvement, preliminary findings have not yielded significant impro From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Assessable Moments in Numeracy The Assessable Moments site from the Assessing Numeracy in Primary Schools (ANIPS) research project includes examples of linking teaching, learning and assessment in Mathematics. developed a comprehensive assessment regime to inform numeracy teaching and learning that could be applied across the whole school. Funded by the Australian Government, the ACT Department of Education and Training (DET), the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office (CEO), and the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) of the ACT, in partnership with the University of Tasmania. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

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