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International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) Vol. 1, Issue 1 2005 The e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed countries. The emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines. It brings together research, action research and case studies in order to assist in the transfer of best From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) The e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content. IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed countries. The emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines. It brings together research, action research and case studies in order to assist in the transfer of best From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 8:00 a.m..


SkillCity A web site devoted to the dissemination of teaching materials on teamwork, groupwork, presentation skills, writing development, and the range of professional communication skills for university students. The SkillCity web site is part of a process to help university teachers rapidly access handouts, assignment guidelines, and plans for class activities. Flexible delivery of needed materials and approaches, peer reviews of such materials, and a support network of university teachers are key elements in assisting university teachers to develop new methods of teaching communication skills and ins From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 8:00 a.m..


Origins and Nature of the Internet in Australia The paper commences with some relevant aspects of the history of computing, and of communications. It then reviews the emergence of the Internet in the U.S.A. from 1969 onwards. The early history of academic use of the Internet in Australia is traced, prior to the first watershed in June 1989, and the second in May 1994. This is followed by an overview of the history of the open, public Internet in Australia, and assessments of the infrastructure, the industry structure and governance at the beginning of 2004, and likely near-future directions. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 5:59 a.m..


WiWiW Project - Who is Who in the Internet World The project's main goal is to leave a digital-recorded register of the ideas which lead the main internet pioneers to made the Net as we know it today. The site contains a collection of interconnected easy-to-read multimedia documents. Produced as executive summaries of the personal conducted interviews, which collect digital voice, basic bibliography and pictures, from the pioneers. The Pioneers Gallery contains some of the interviewed people that leads to build the first worldwide 'networkers' social-network map and their relationship. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 5:59 a.m..


Innovate Journal of Online Education, April/May 2005, Volume 1, Issue 4 The journal is published as a public service by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. In this issue: The Distancing Question in Online Education, Glenn Russell; Full-Featured Web Conferencing Systems, Joel Foreman and Roy Jenkins; The Future of Integration, Personalization, and ePortfolio Technologies, Susan LaCour Network-Based Learning and Assessment Applications on the Semantic Web, David Gibson; Role Playing in Online Education: A Teaching Tool to Enhance Student Engagement and Sustained Learning, Tisha Bender; Aids and Cautions in Planning, D From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Canadian Study CanadianStudy.ca web site is published to promote and market Canada as a study destination for international and Canadian domestic students. It has a large database of Canadian Universities, Community Colleges and Career Colleges and provides information about Canada, choosing a school, scholarships, career events, getting a visa and general information about student life. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Keystroke Economy: A Study of the Time and Effort Involved in Self-Archiving A common objection to self-archiving is that it is an extra task that puts an unnecessary burden on each researcher. In particular, the need to enter the extra bibliographic metadata demanded by repositories for accurate searching and identification is presumed to be a particularly onerous task. This paper describes a preliminary study on two months of submissions for a mature repository and concludes that the amount of time spent entering metadata would be as little as 40 minutes per year for a highly active researcher. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


MMI-DC Metadata Observatory This Observatory provides a view of key metadata activities currently being undertaken in Europe and across the world. The Observatory can be used to list the projects sorted by Domain and by Material type, or to locate projects and activities by using the search engine. This service is provided by the CEN/ISSS Workshop on MMI-DC (Metadata for Multimedia Information - Dublin Core). From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Art Education Association of Western Australia The Art Education Association exists to promote and improve the quality of Art Education in Western Australia through the support of best practice and innovation. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


The Virtual Transgenic Fly Lab The lab will familiarize you with the science and techniques used to make transgenic flies. Transgenic organisms, which contain DNA that is inserted experimentally, are used to study many biological processes. In this lab, you will create a transgenic fly to study circadian rhythms. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Change-of-Base formula TI 83+ tutorial with audio In this tutorial on the Change of Base Formula, I am using the program Camtasia Studio 2 which visually captures the key strokes of a cursor on the virtual TI 83 + calculator, while my voice, which is explaining the steps taken, is recorded. As suggested by Bill Hemme, my Program Director, I have included in this tutorial a page of Word, next to the calculator, which allows me to display the equations of the functions used, and some of the steps of computations in Math Type. I would to thank Nancy Doolittle, the Educational Technologist on my campus, for her contribution on this project. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


TI 83 + audio tutorial on exponential and logarithmic functions with base 2 In this tutorial on the Inverse functions: y = 2 ^ x and y = log base 2 of x, I am using the program Camtasia Studio 2 which visually captures the key strokes of a cursor on the virtual TI 83 + calculator, while the sound of my voice, which is explaining the steps taken, is recorded. As suggested by Bill Hemme, my Program Director, I have included in this tutorial a page of Word, next to the calculator, which allows me to display the equations of the functions used, and some of the steps of computations written in Math Type. I would to thank Nancy Doolittle, the Educational Technologist on my From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


German Poetry This website features soundfiles, authors' biographies, guiding questions as well as activities and other materials which will help engage students in meaningful and personalized communication, while at the same time encouraging their appreciation of the German language and culture. This project was developed at Ohio University and is designed to provide teachers of German with free access to selected German poems, authors, and other ancillary materials.  Audience Participation is encouraged, the site solicits ideas and new materials from its users. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Animal Physiology/Homeostasis This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, students learn how blood glucose, pH, and other variables are maintained at stable levels by homeostasis, and what conditions result from imbalances in the variables. Students follow Ben, a fellow “student,” through a bad day in which they interpret Ben’s physiological reactions and determine how his organs and organ systems will interact to restore his homeostasis. Students encounter realistic, yet humorous situations that lead to changes in Ben’s blood pressure, pH, glucose, osmolarity, and body temperature. They then select From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Animal Physiology/Homeostasis/Topic 1 of 3: Ben’s Bad Day Students learn how blood glucose, pH, and other variables are maintained at stable levels by homeostasis, and what conditions result from imbalances in the variables. Students follow Ben, a fellow “student,” through a bad day in which they interpret Ben’s physiological reactions and determine how his organs and organ systems will interact to restore his homeostasis. Students encounter realistic, yet humorous situations that lead to changes in Ben’s blood pressure, pH, glucose, osmolarity, and body temperature. They then select the appropriate physiological inputs that will restore Ben’s h From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Animal Physiology/Homeostasis/Topic 2 of 3: Ben’s Bad Day: The Inside Story Students dive deep inside Ben, a fellow student, to learn how messenger molecules of the nervous and endocrine system were working to carry signals throughout Ben’s body to restore his homeostasis in the previous topic. Students 1) step through animations of signaling between nervous and endocrine systems and target organs, learning which signals are fast and which are slow; 2) label events in a signal relay between the brain, pituitary gland, and kidney; 3) classify descriptions of neurotransmitters or hormones based on properties such as receptor specificity and delivery to target organs. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Animal Physiology/Homeostasis/Topic 3 of 3: Does Ben Have Diabetes? Students learn about negative feedback regulation of glucose and play the role of doctor to determine if Ben, a fellow student, has diabetes. Students will: 1) learn about symptoms and causes of diabetes; 2) step through an animation depicting feedback regulation by insulin; 3) exercise their clinical thinking skills by completing a case study in which they examine Ben’s symptoms and family history of diabetes, interpret the result of his glucose tolerance test, and answer his questions about his condition/treatment options. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction Description This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, students examine generalized components and events of signal transduction, first using the metaphor of a pool game and then in the Fight-or-Flight response. Students will: 1) observe animations of signal transduction in the game of pool, in the organ systems of a student, and in a liver cell responding to adrenalin; and 2) identify components (receptor, intermediaries, target) and events (signal engagement, relay, and interaction with target) in each animation. In topic 2, students delve further into signal transduction From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Power Point presentation on Parabolas with audio This Power Point presentation with audio, where the flow of information can be regulated, was designed for my MAC 1140 students to help them better grasp the terminology and concepts of parabolas. I would to thank Nancy Doolittle, the Educational Technologist on my campus, for her contribution on this project. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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