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Spoken Word Project - New Resources to Transform Teaching and Learning The project proposes to transform undergraduate learning and teaching through integrating the rich media resources of digital audio repositories into undergraduate courses in history, political science and cognate disciplines in the U.S. and Britain. The project will take full advantage of the flexibility inherent in digital repositories and build processes for learning that will fundamentally expand the way students and teachers understand knowledge, knowledge resources, and their own complementary roles in higher education. Michigan State University, in collaboration with Northwestern Univer From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

Crash of Flight 111 Created to support a television programme by the same title, this website contains related materials including: black box flight recorders; the anatomy of an air liner; improvements that result from airline disasters. The teacher's guide contains materials related to the PBS televsion programme. From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

Demystifying Metadata Effective metadata systems help people manage information better. Most all of these systems assign a unique identifier to each piece in the collection, allow multiple pathways to search and retrieve it, and help place each unique item into multiple kinds of contexts. It's highly unlikely that any one metadata scheme will be a complete answer for every datastore, but consistency and discipline in creating and maintaining metadata will help make that information more adaptable and hence, more useful. From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

E-Learning Framework an initiative by the U.K's Joint Information Services Committee (JISC), Australia's Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), and the Carnegie Mellon Learning Services Architecture Lab (LSAL) as well as others to build a common approach to Service Oriented Architectures for education. The ELF is the result of a shared conviction that exposing networked functions such as user and group data or learning content as simple services rather than as features locked up inside monolithic systems offers institutions more flexibility, more scope for pedagogic innovation and better r From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

Self-Grading Quiz Creator This Quiz Creator is used online. Choose between multiple choice and true/false options. Save the quiz to your hard drive or upload to a website. From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

World Wetlands Day - 2 February World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on the 2 of February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Since this time government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups have celebrated World Wetlands Day by undertaking actions to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature walks, festivals, launches of new policies, announcement of From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..

Post-scriptum.org : revue de recherche interdisciplinaire en textes et médias Post-Scriptum.ORG (ISSN 1705-5423) is a peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journal which aims to be an international forum for scholarly and interdiscipinary research within the broad field of comparative literature. Founded and edited by doctoral students from the University of Montreal's Department of Comparative Literature, and assisted by an advisory board of established scholars, the journal publishes articles in either English or French in such areas as cultural studies, international literature, film studies, and critical theory, with attention paid to the relationships between the From New Humbul Resources on February 4, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Teaching and Supporting Students with Vision Impairments Students with vision impairments face a number of additional challenges particularly in relation to access to course materials. In 2004 the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC) funded a consortium of universities to identify strategies for supporting students with vision impairments and to improve access to practical information about teaching practices. The aim of the project is to improve outcomes for students with vision impairments. The project is being managed by a team which includes experienced researchers from Universities of Melbourne, New England, Sydney and Tasmania, un From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Ariadne, Issue 42, January 2005 Assessing the Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on the FE and HE Sectors, Steve Bailey; Freedom of Information in University College Dublin 2001-4, Rena Lohan; Advanced Collaboration with the Access Grid, Michael Daw; Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy, Randy Metcalfe; The National Centre for Text Mining: Aims and Objectives, Sophia Ananiadou, Julia Chruszcz, John Keane, John McNaught and Paul Watry; Tracing Help with Copyright: New AHDS Case Studies on Copyright Issues, Alastair Dunning; Making the Case for a Wiki, Emma Tonkin; A Librarian's Experience of e-Govern From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Emma Quay and Her Books This website has been created by Emma Quay, children's book illustrator and author. It includes valuable resources for early childhood teachers and school librarians, fun activity sheets, book lists as well as insights into the illustrative process - manuscripts, early character sketches, storyboards, roughs etc. and has proved to be a great resource for educators and carers. From EdNA Online on February 4, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Tsunami - EdNA Online Theme Page Most of the websites listed here have been generated since the Asian tsunami of December 2004. They cover topics such as what a tsunami is, how and why they happen, the impact of this particular tsunami on human life and environment, Australia's response with aid, and classroom resources. From Recent Items on February 4, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Educators at all levels can use Digital Storytelling in many ways, from introducing new material, to helping students learn to conduct research, and help students organise their ideas and learn to write for an audience. Many different evaluation instruments are available for educators to assess student performance in Digital Storytelling. Here you will find some pre-made evaluation options as well as information on how to create your own evaluation resources. The site consists of the following sections: Introduction, Educational Goals and Objectives, Example Stories, Technology Tools, Evaluati From EdNA Online on February 3, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

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