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Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery Links to recently published reports of trafficking and modern-day slavery on a country-by-country basis. .In addition, there are a number of resources provided for teachers including lesson plans, essay questions, debate topics and graphics for use in the preparation of lectures and presentations From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Engines for Education This module is for those who are interested in how advances in interactive multimedia software and research on the human mind impact business and corporate training. The Institute for the Learning Sciences has constructed many real-world software applications for business that have been very successful, from both a financial and training point of view. Specific topics include: - Capturing Expertise - Training without Trainers - Been Good to Know You - Dollars from Datea From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Discrepant Events and Cognitive Conflict This is a good set of sites that an educator can use in order to begin teaching the art of discrepant event use. I would like to see actual discrepant events attached to this as lessons (assignments). The two sites have a number of events already available. Be sure and utilize both the content site and the mirror site (both are useful). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Directory of Animations This site is a list of animations applicable to all aspects of cell biology. Many would be useful for general biology classes as well. They range from cell membrane activities to biochemical interactions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 15, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Robert Fullér Home Page Robert Fullér works at the Department of Operations Research at Eoetvoes Loránd University in Finland, lecturing in neural fuzzy systems and soft decision analysis, details of which and lecture slides are available on his site. Other resources that he provides include a list of his publications, including abstracts for many and some full downloads in PDF format, and a list of fuzzy logic web-sites. From EEVL New Learning Materials on March 15, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine The Australian Institute of Holistic Medicing is based in Western Australia and offers courses in the areas of naturopathy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, ayerveda, massage, acupuncture, and natural medicine general interest. Courses are offered at certificate and diploma level, with some courses counting towards degrees with the University of New England. This website contains information about the college and courses, a free online newsletter and links to natural medicine practitioners. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Career WebQuest Career WebQuest is directed at students in Years 10 - 12 studying and understanding the career prospects available to them. Students are to become apprentices to a hiring Career Company in Australia. As a team, they are given 5 'client' profiles to investigate, come up with 3 appropriate careers with either an university degree, Higher Education Diploma, or Apprenticeship, or employment. They are given a further challenge by introducing life's hiccups and have to use higher order thinking skills to come up with alternative careers. Students then have to conduct a self-assessment From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Republic of the Marshall Islands This is the official web site of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a nation of more than 50,000 living on 29 coral atolls and 5 small low-lying islands in the central Pacific, mid-way between Hawaii and Australia. The RMI adopted its constitution in 1979, and signed the Compact of Free Association with the United States in 1986. The RMI became a member of the United Nations in 1991. From Recent Items on March 15, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Australian Government Web Guide The Australian Government Web Guide is designed to provide Australian Government Agencies with a single point of access to tools and resources for managing their online presence. It will describe, organise and link to content relevant to the online environment. Rather than duplicating and/or rewriting material already produced by other agencies, the emphasis will be on linking to source material. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 4:21 a.m..


Riverbend Readers' Challenge Through the Challenge readers across Australia can contribute in a positive way to the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. By reading ten books you can improve the opportunity for young Indigenous people to achieve the literacy level that many of us take for granted and experience the joy of reading. Readers pay a five dollar registration fee and are then challenged to read ten books. At least seven of these books must be chosen from the prepared Challenge reading lists. Three non-booklist titles may be chosen. The Challenge is supported by Ian Thorpe's foundation Fountain for Youth, Riv From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 4:21 a.m..


Issues and concerns in the implementation of Turnitin at Deakin University A presentation by Wendy Sutherland-Smith and Rodney Carr, from Deakin University. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Turnitin - a University-wide Implementation A presentation by Charmian Eckersley, from the Network for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, at Education Services, The University of Newcastle. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Plagiarism Detection The page provides information about the CAVAL Plagiarism Detection Consortium, Plagiarism Prevention Legal Advice, News, and the Electronic Plagiarism Detection Pilot Project. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Lower-Literacy Users Lower-literacy users exhibit very different reading behaviors than higher-literacy users: they 'plow' text rather than scan it, and they miss page elements due to a narrower field of view. This article from Jakob Nielsen defines the characteristics of lower-literacy users and suggests strategies for improving usability of web-based documents. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


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