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Rich Holowczak's Home Page This site outlines the teaching and research activities of Rich Holowczak and includes presentations and links to tutorials covering topics such as database management systems, operating systems, electronic commerce and digital libraries, and networked information systems security. Rich Holowczak is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. The site also includes details of the current research projects he is involved with. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 20, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Doing a School Energy Audit These are video clips of lessons relating to doing a school energy audit. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Heart Beat Recovery Lesson clips teaching heart beat recovery in the classroom. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Estimation of pi A Java applet is used in this Web site to calculate the value of pi using random data points. Each time the points are "fired" a new calculation is made. The applet was designed by Nicholas Exner of the office of Mathematics, Science and Technology (MSTE) which is part of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Notes and literature on prime numbers This introduction to prime numbers includes "The prime machine", an interactive applet which identifies prime numbers using the sieve of Eratoshenes, which is explained on a linking page. This tutorial is an extract from a printed textbook, "Understanding mathematics" by Dr Peter Alfed, of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah, written as a study guide for undergraduate mathematics students. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Top English Teaching Top English Teaching is a guide to the best English as a Second Language (ESL) resources on the internet: activities, printables, games, lesson-plans, worksheets, songs, ideas, articles, books, videos, etc. Teachers can search for resources by topic, level, age or skills area. The website also provides links to professional resources such as jobs, forums, newsletters and qualifications. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Palaeography Palaeography is the study of old handwriting. This web tutorial from the National Archives in the UK will help people learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800. At first glance, many documents written at this time look illegible to the modern reader. By reading the practical tips and working through the documents in the Tutorial in order of difficulty, students will find that it becomes much easier to read old handwriting. In the further pactice section there are more documents on which to practise the skills learned in the tutorial. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Review of Indexation Arrangements in the Higher Education Sector Section 198-25 of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) 2003 provides for a review of indexation arrangements for the Commonwealth funding of universities. The review was undertaken by the Department of Education Science and Training, in cooperation with the Department of Finance and Administration, and in consultation with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Treasury. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Communities of Practice The idea that learning involves a deepening process of participation in a community of practice has gained significant ground in recent years. Communities of practice have also become an important focus within organisational development. In this article the authors outline the theory and practice of such communities, and examine some of the issues and questions for informal educators and those concerned with lifelong learning. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Pelion Pelion, a virtual micro-organisation, develops people's skills in using intuitive tools for e-facilitation, e-learning design and open knowledge sharing. Pelion assists organisations, globally, to make the move online, working with online facilitators/e-moderators and managers through e-learning professional development programs. This site contains e-learning resources including facilitation tips and open source software and its uses. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Maricopa Learning Exchange An electronic warehouse of ideas, examples, and resources (represented as 'packages') that support student learning at the Maricopa Community Colleges. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Italian dialect poetry Italian dialect poetry is an extensive collection of dialect poems by over 100 poets, and is made available by Professor Luigi Bonaffini of Brooklyn College, The City University of New York. Each poem is accompanied by a translation in Italian and English, and each poet is introduced with a detailed biography. Users select poets, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini and Cesare Zavattini, by region or name. There are, however, few women poets represented. The site also provides an extensive bibliography of critical works on individual poets and linguistics, which users can scroll through. A speaker symb From New Humbul Resources on April 20, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Stefan Landsberger's Chinese propaganda poster pages Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages is an online collection of Chinese propaganda posters dating from the beginnings of the People's Republic in 1949 to contemporary campaigns such as the drive to promote the 2008 Olympic Games and warnings about the SARS epidemic. The site is formed from many themed sections containing a number of posters and short explanatory notes. These sections include: the Mao cult; models and martyrs; Huxian peasant painters; early campaigns; song and dance; heroes and villains; falun gong; and the cultural revolution. The site also provides b From New Humbul Resources on April 20, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


L'archivio storico dell'Istituto Luce This Web site is run by the Istituto Luce (Luce Institute) and is an online archive of film footage covering most major historical and political events of the twentieth century, providing an Italian perspective on home and foreign affairs. It has thousands of cinema newsreels and documentaries available to view using Windows Media Player. Each clip is dated and comes with a description of the images transmitted. Access to the archive is free, but users must first register. An advanced search facility enables specific archive footage to be found and results are listed in chronological order; ho From New Humbul Resources on April 20, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Audio special : celebrating Italo Calvino Celebrating Italo Calvino is a special audio tribute to the Italian writer Italo Calvino, made available by The New York Times on the Web using Real Player. The tribute was held in New York on October 22nd 1999 and was organised by Calvino's daughter Giovanna. It is possible to listen to the event in its entirety or to select individual sections. Four actors read from Calvino's works including: Cosmicomics; Mr. Palomar; The Baron and the Trees; If On a Winter's Night a Traveller; and The Flash. All readings are in English. There are also contributions by Umberto Eco, who talks o From New Humbul Resources on April 20, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


ElectraGuide - Thesis Builder & Online Outliner This Website will help you draft a clear thesis statement for your persuasive essay. To use Thesis Builder, you'll need: a topic, opinions about the topic, some reasons for your opinion and why other people might disagree. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Guidelines for Encoding Bibliographic Citation Information in Dublin Core Metadata This document provides guidelines for capturing bibliographic citation information within a Dublin Core description. It focuses on bibliographic citations for journal articles, but it also considers other genre. It deals primarily with bibliographic citations for a resource within its own metadata, but some guidelines for describing references to other resources are also indicated. Some other issues that arise when describing a bibliographic resource using Dublin Core metadata are also discussed. From EdNA Online on April 20, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Enlaces de AIDSinfo en espanol Offerring information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research. The categories include guidelines, drugs, clinical trials, vaccines, health topics, and AIDSinfo tools. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


InfoRed SIDA de Nuevo Mexico Fact sheet topics including background information, laboratory tests, preventing HIV infection, living with HIV, medications to fight HIV, strengthening the immune system, nutrition and exercise, side effects and their treatment, patient populations, and alternative and complementary therapies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Salud y Seguridad US government sites pertaining to health and safety; health guides and publications; food and nutrition; education, research and prevention; diseases and other health topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Journal of Online Mathematics JOMA is a peer-reviewed publication of the Mathematical Association of America. It seeks to publish active learning materials that students can use online or offline and to play a role in influencing public perceptions of mathematics. The sections of JOMA consist of articles, modules (learning materials), mathlets (single-purpose learning tools), reviews, and the developer's area. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Cup Stacking for Cooperation and Coordination This video demonstration provides detail about cup stacking, which is helpful for teaching cooperation and coordination. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Dance, Dance Revolution This video demonstration explains how to use and incorporate into the curriculum the new interactive arcade game known as Dance Dance Revolution From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Contemporary Activities in K-12 Physical Education This video lesson provdes various contemporary activites, which can be implemented in K-12 physical education From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Orienteering These video lessons demonstrate orienteering, the sport of land navigation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Tox Town en espanol An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks found in everyday life and in everyday places. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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