Introduction to Social Network Methods This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks. The authors provide a basic introduction to the core ideas of social network analysis, and how these ideas are implemented in the methodologies that many social network analysts use. The text relies heavily on the work of Freeman, Borgatti, and Everett (the authors of the UCINET software package). The materials and their organization, were also very strongly influenced by the text of Wasserman and Faust, and by a graduate seminar conducted by Professor Phillip Bonacich at UCLA. From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 10:04 p.m..
ABCs of RSS The article explains what is RSS and how can it be used in education? Depending on who you talk to, RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication. Either way, RSS is an important technology that information specialists and educators would be wise to harness. From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 10:04 p.m..
QCC Review Process has begun! Review has begun on the many submissions we received. Please stand by while our reviewers browse through the materials and offer their feedback to submitters. From OISE/UT Queer Conference: Queer Communities and Controversies on June 2, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..
New Apple Laptops Prowl the Tech Jungle with Tiger 10.4 All new Apple laptops will come with 10.4 Mac OS Tiger x, a cutting edge new operating system, that has been receiving great reviews from computer journalists the world over. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 2, 2005 at 12:55 p.m..
Studies in the Context of the E-learning Initiative: Virtual Models of European Universities The document is the Draft Final Report to the EU Commission, DG Education & Culture. The Danish consultancy PLS RAMBOLL Management has carried out a strategic study of virtual models of universities for the European Commission, DG Education and Culture during 2002-2003. The aim of the study was to provide the Commission with a report concerning the current and potential future use of ICT by European universities. The study established that the EU universities could be categorised into four clusters concerning their current use of ICT in the organisational and educational setting: 1) the front- From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..
Virtual Models of European Universities - e-Learning at Higher Education This article summarises the main findings of the study Virtual Models of European Universities. The study was carried out in 2002-2003 by the Danish consultancy Ramboll Management for the European Commission, DG Education and Culture. The aim of the study was to analyse the current and potential future use of ICT by European universities for educational and organisational purposes. From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..
South East Community College South East Community college is an independent, not for profit, community owned and managed organisation providing locally responsive adult and community education to a broad variety of learners. They have centres in Nowra, Yass, Ulladulla, Queanbeyan and the Southern Highlands, and students can choose to study online or by correspondence. The site has a list of available courses searchable by key word or by centre location. From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
DC-ANZ 2005 Conference Papers and Presentations The conference was held in May 2005, Melbourne, Australia. Papers and presentations include: Guidelines for using subject metadata and controlled vocabulariesfor resource discovery; Metadata for learning resources: developing and implementing an application profile for DET NSW; zMETA - A DCMI Application Profile for Zachman Metadata; A minimum metadata application profile for optimising resource discovery and sharing resources; A Roadmap for Implementing Dublin Core; AESHARENET - Opening up the use of IP through trademarks and metadata; AGLS - A status report; Guidelines for using subject meta From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 1:42 a.m..
Enhancing Student Employability - Conference Papers The conference was held in the UK in January 2005. Papers include: Mark Atlay: Integrating Employability through Personal Development Planning; Sue Drew and Simon Brown: Developing an Employability Framework: an institutional approach; Laurence Howells and Helen Gibson: Enhancing Employability Through Lifelong Learning: a shared responsibility; Tony Wailey: From Habermas to Dearing: State Sponsored Reflection for Employability; Angela Maher and Kevin Nield: Enhancing Graduate Employability in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism; Elizabeth Hatton and Terry Haines: Enhancing Student Employab From EdNA Online on June 2, 2005 at 1:08 a.m..
WFP Foodforce This is the home of the FoodForce game, released by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in April 2005. Participants race against time to feed thousands of people on the fictitious island of Sheylan, alongside a crack team of emergency aid workers. They pilot helicopters while looking out for hungry people, negotiate with armed rebels blocking a food convoy, and use food aid to help rebuild communities. Along the way, they learn about the real world where over 800 million people are plagued by hunger each day. Available as a free download in MAC and PC formats through a dedicated website where in From Recent Items on June 2, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..
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