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Beijing About Beijing The Beijing Official Website International has articles on the About Beijing page here describing history and highlights. Marco Polo is quoted, World War II is not mentioned. The perspectives are enlightening both in historical and present day terms. From Golden Swamp on April 14, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Dating Earth’s Oldest Inhabitant A Bristlecone Pine in the White Mountains of California is the oldest known living inhabitant of our planet. This excellent small website explains how we know that in its dendrochronology section, which links to much more on that science’s methods of tree ring dating. PBS’s attractive Methuselah Tree exhibit here provides more images and background [...] From Golden Swamp on April 14, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


A Knot Of Frogs Everybody knows a group of geese is a gaggle. When I looked at the entry page here of the San Diego’s Zoo’s Animal Bytes I learned that a group of frogs is a knot. Animal Bytes is interesting to wander through - but it is also a truly rich and extensive learning environment for animals, [...] From Golden Swamp on April 14, 2005 at 12:56 p.m..


Web Accessibility Information and Tutorials This is a relatively short powerpoint presentation that includes basic information on accessibility. It has links to three tutorials and could be used by by an individual interested in finding out more about accessibility on their own or could be presented groups as a basic brown-bag introduction to accessibility. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 14, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Blogging in the Classroom An online tutorial, developed at RMIT, by Jane Westworth. From EdNA Online on April 14, 2005 at 8:57 a.m..


Cost-Profiles of Alternative Approaches to Journal-Publishing A model is developed of the costs incurred in operating a refereed journal. Published information and estimates are used to apply the model to a computation of the total costs and per-article costs of various forms of journal-publishing, with particular attention paid to the various forms of open access. Insight is provided into why for-profit publishing is considerably more expensive than equivalent activities undertaken by unincorporated mutuals and not-for-profit associations. Conclusions are drawn concerning the current debates among conventional, commercial approaches and the various open From EdNA Online on April 14, 2005 at 8:00 a.m..


Pandia Goalgetter: a Short and Easy Search Engine Tutorial The Goalgetter search engine tutorial is a short easy guide to Web searching helping users learn to search the Internet more efficiently. Covers: Metasearch engines, utilities, directories, Boolean Operators: phrases, proximity operator, case sensitivity, nesting (brackets), truncation or wildcards, field searching and error codes. From EdNA Online on April 14, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:9 Underpinning prosperity: our agenda in education, science and training Curriculum Leadership Journal 3:9 Underpinning prosperity: our agenda in education, science and training. Extract of speech by Dr Brendan Nelson, Minister for Education, Science and Training. Key priority in schools is to raise the quality, professionalism and status of teachers. Teaching quality accounts for up to 60% of variation in learning outcomes. Structural problems with enhancing teaching quality. Teachers poorly organised professionally, doubts over the quality and adequacy of teacher training, salary structures outdated and lacking in flexibility. Australian Government determined to From EdNA Online on April 14, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Access Grid Project The Access Grid is an ensemble of resources including multimedia large-format displays, presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces to Grid middleware and to visualisation environments. These resources are used to support group-to-group interactions across the Grid. For example, the Access Grid (AG) is used for large-scale distributed meetings, collaborative work sessions, seminars, lectures, tutorials, and training. The Access Grid thus differs from desktop-to-desktop tools that focus on individual communication. From EdNA Online on April 14, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Binary Adders Tutorial describing the design and behavior of simple binary adders. Ripple carry adders and propagation delays are discussed. The problem ov overflow in a fixed bit length adder is also covered From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 13, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


BibleDudes BibleDudes is a totally awesome, entertaining, and informative website devoted to teaching the most influential book ever written — as well as the completely amazing discipline of biblical studies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 13, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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