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Refugee Camp: Clinic There are two categories of disease that are likely to appear in a refugee camp. The most common non-epidemic diseases are malnutrition, acute respiratory infections (like pneumonia), diarrhea, and malaria. There are also deadly diseases that can turn into epidemics, such as measles, meningitis, dysentery, and cholera. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Refugee Camp: Shelter How are refugee/IDP camps established? How are they designed to minimize health risks? What kinds of shelter are constructed in a camp? What are the main objectives of providing shelter? What criteria are used in site selection for a camp? Camp or integration into the local population: Advantages and disadvantages? From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Forced Migration Online (FMO) Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. Topics include: What is Forced Migration? Types of forced migrants: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons, Development displacees, Environmental and disaster displacees, Smuggled people and Trafficked people. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Aid Workers Network: Technical Stuff The Aid Workers Network provides practical advice for aid workers by aid workers. The Technical section includes links to key documents about: Water Supply and Sanitation, Food and Nutrition, Health Services, Shelter and Site Planning for Displaced People. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Refugee Camp: Food How do refugees get their food? What if there's no food around? How much food a day do you need? Why are the risks of malnutrition higher than normal in a population that has been displaced? Why must a food assessment be made and what must be assessed? What type of intervention should be made in a food crisis? How is the level of intervention determined? What are the responsibilities of different organisations in a food crisis? From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Refugee Journey Photo Match (World Vision) An online activity about possible refugee journeys: leaving home, on the road, seeking refuge, returning, resettling, going to a third state. Drag each photo to the box that it best matches on the journey. If it is the right photo you will see it snap into place. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Sudan: Providing Essential Sanitation in the Field An Oxfam information sheet about design issues for latrines in a refugee camp in Sudan. Latrines (toilets) are a vital tool in the fight against cholera and other diseases. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Sphere Handbook The Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response handbook sets out what people affected by disasters have a right to expect from humanitarian assistance. Chapters include: The Humanitarian Charter; Minimum Standards in Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion; Food Security, Nutrition and Food Aid; Shelter, Settlement and Non-Food Items; and Health Services. The aim of the Project is to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters, and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system in disaster response. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Refugee Camp: Water What are the water needs of a displaced population? What are the main water sources that may be available in a refugee/IDP crisis? What are the water-related health risks? How is water treated to make it safe for general use? How is wastewater dealt with in a refugee/IDP camp, and why is this important? What are the public health risks associated with garbage? How is refuse disposed of in a refugee/IDP camp? Read the MSF Technical Briefs, just like a MSF volunteer would in the field, and learn about digging a well, protecting a well, chlorination, slow sand filtration, how to build a Refuse pi From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Refugees Video Clip (World Vision) This introductory video clip about refugees filmed in 1995 from World Vision describes refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and why people flee their homes. It features refugees from Rwanda. (507k download and runs for 1 min 50 secs). From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Human Genome Project: Exploring Our Molecular Selves The contents of the education kit are available on this website in two formats: download modules or online viewing. The following modules are available for download: Milestones in Genetics; Genes, Variation, and Human History; How to Sequence a Genome; Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications; Glossary of Genetic Terms; Exploring Our Molecular Selves; The Secrets of Our Lives; The Future of Research and Medicine; and Genetics. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Metadata Standards for Ebooks (Version 1.0) These standards have been developed by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. (AAP) in conjunction with numerous participants in the publishing and e-commerce industries in order to promote the use of ebooks and to facilitate the development of ebook-related technology. They are voluntary, open standards and will be updated as appropriate. The proposed metadata1 standards were created with the goal of providing a common set of terms and data that can be used to describe ebook content efficiently and effectively. More specifically, the metadata guidelines address: The extension of the exi From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


ePsych This site is designed to teach about psychological processes in a rich experiential setting. epsych is being developed in the Psychology Department at Mississippi State University, as a part of our Applied Cognitive Science Program. Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, Mississippi. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


E-Learning in Practical Training: A Destination or a New Way of Looking At Things? In recent years, e-learning tools have been increasingly used to enhance both teaching and educational opportunities in universities and in other educational institutions. As these teaching and learning opportunities become more accessible, they also grow in complexity and sophistication. For those involved in pre-admission practical legal training (PLT) programs, the rapid development and acceptance of e-learning presents particular difficulties. As PLT is an alternative to what is essentially a system of apprenticeship, PLT programs rely on substantial staff-student contact both to teach the From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) Presented at 2005 Best Practices in e-Learning Conference. Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) provides a method for increasing student preparation for classes and promotes active discussion. Getting students to prepare for lectures by completing reading assignments is something most instructors desire. Students, when asked, agree that this would be a valuable approach, but most have busy schedules and often do not take advantage of this strategy. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


eLearning XHTML editor The eXe project is developing an off-line, web-based authoring environment to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. The project is funded by a grant from the Tertiary Education Commission of New Zealand. The eXe project is an Open Source project and we welcome any input from the user community or from developers. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 6:26 a.m..


Research & Evaluation of Interactive, Electronic Whiteboards The case studies listed here are from the final phase of the Project (April - August 2004). Lessons were observed, and techniques which seemed to work particularly well were noted. Where possible, for each subject, the writers have included 'Examples of Good Practice', 'Recommended Websites' and 'Recommended Software'. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Technology Blackout Day The lesson plans, activities and supporting materials within this Website will help you and your students take a journey through time that examines the impact of technology on our society. We ask you to begin to imagine the impact that technology will have on students entering the 21st century workforce and the possibilities inherent in a technology literate society. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Exemplary Online Educators: Creating a Community of Inquiry This paper outlines the initial findings of a qualitative study that asked students who study online their perspectives on why they recall certain online educators as outstanding. The data reveals that exemplary online teachers create a community of inquiry that is comprised of a strong social, cognitive and teaching presence. The outcomes of this study have implications for all those who teach online and for administrators who are proposing to move their curriculum from class-room based to the online method of delivery. In order to develop high quality online teachers, we need to understand w From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Publication - Information Paper: Field of Children and Youth Statistics, 2005 A background paper related to the Information Development Plan project for children and youth which, discusses the field of statistics relevant to children and youth. The document introduces the various frameworks and policy contexts, discusses concepts, both historical and current, of children and youth, and the statistical standards relevant to the field. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Publication - Information Paper: Key Issues Relating to Children and Youth, 2005 A discussion paper related to the Information Development Plan project for children and youth, which proposes a number of key policy issues for both children and youth. The policy context for each issue is presented, along with the main questions to be addressed and potential data sources identified. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Three Ones Principles (UNAIDS) The 'Three Ones' principles aim to speed up action and make efficient and effective use of resources at the country level though coordination and partnerships. The Three Ones are: 1. one agreed national action framework to provide the basis for coordinating the work of all partners; 2. one national AIDS coordinating authority with a broad-based multi-sectoral mandate; and 3. one country-level monitoring and evaluation system. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing. From Recent Items on April 6, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


The Lost Museum The Lost Museum is an interactive re-creation of P. T. Barnum’s American Museum, circa 1865. Barnum’s Museum, mid-nineteenth century America’s pre-eminent popular cultural institution, offered its visitors a cornucopia of attractions that merged entertainment and education and, often in odd but compelling ways, highlighted some of the major compromises, accommodations, and conflicts of the antebellum and Civil War periods. The Lost Museum combines 3-D spatial exploration of four re-created museum rooms containing 130 interactive artifacts and attractions, a searchable archive of more than 3 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Building the value of customer relationships This paper presents a critical evaluation of CRM concepts - with a focus on perceptions of value, and how that value can be built within a strategic marketing framework. The paper also reviews some of the common pitfalls that can be avoided by taking a holistic systems approach to CRM planning and implementation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


iqte.st iqte.st provides professional rankings of online IQ tests. Dr. Barry, the website owner, is a retired clinical psychologist with over thirty years in the field of assessment. He examined over fifty websites to find the best IQ tests on the Internet. While none substitute for a complete, professional evalution, he helps the user decide which test may provide a valid score. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Salud y Ciencias medicas Links to medical schools, hospitals, and institutes throughout Latin America; International health/medical resources; links to information pertaining to cancer, aids, and pharmaceuticals; and links to international sites with health/medical information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


World War One - Movies The web site provides multimedia presentations regarding the Great War through the use of animations containing photographs, dramatized diary readings and interviews with veterans exploring key themes of the war. The movie is divided into six chapters focusing on the topics noted below. (* Chapter 5: Gas attack ~ allows students to experience [virtually] what it was like to wear a gas mask. This chapter is an excellent multimedia presentation to use with Smartboard or Web Quest activities!) Chapter 1 : Volunteering and recruitment Chapter 2 : Night patrol Chapter 3 : Life in the trenches Chapt From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Manage Conflict This video demonstration discusses ways of managing conflict in the classroom. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Mentoring Programs Go Virtual This paper presents a brief overview of virtual mentoring. The authors define traditional and virtual mentoring, discuss several advantages and limitations of mentoring, and describe a variety of blended and virtual mentoring programs. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Pennee Bender The Lost Museum is an interactive re-creation of P. T. Barnum’s American Museum, circa 1865. Barnum’s Museum, mid-nineteenth century America’s pre-eminent popular cultural institution, offered its visitors a cornucopia of attractions that merged entertainment and education and, often in odd but compelling ways, highlighted some of the major compromises, accommodations, and conflicts of the antebellum and Civil War periods. The Lost Museum combines 3-D spatial exploration of four re-created museum rooms containing 130 interactive artifacts and attractions, a searchable archive of more than 3 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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