Formula 1 Podium Winner? - Acer's Ferrari 4000 Notebook Will the new Ferrari 4000 top end laptop, revealed by Acer at Computex, prove to be a hit with global hardware consumers? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 3, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..
Construction and the Built Environment This support pack for the "Structures, construction technology and services" Vocational Certificate of Education unit includes sample schemes of work, lesson content, student activities, assignments and resources. The materials have been specifically designed to support units of the current VCE specification, but they are an adaptable resource that could be used to support other qualifications. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate building structures and services and construction technology. The unit encourages students to differentiate between building elements, and make judgemen From EEVL New Learning Materials on June 3, 2005 at 2:04 p.m..
Engineering in Business and the Environment This is a support pack for the 'Engineering in business and the environment' unit, which is a core unit in the Engineering Vocational Certificate of Education group of qualifications. Included in the pack are scheme of work, lesson content, student activities, PowerPoint presentations, assessments, and resources. These materials provide engineering students with an active, practical, workplace-based approach to teaching and learning, and may also be useful to students studying similar subject areas as part of other qualifications. From EEVL New Learning Materials on June 3, 2005 at 2:04 p.m..
Manufacturing Products This is a support pack for the @Manufacturing Products' unit of the Engineering Vocational Certificate of Education group of qualifications. Included in the pack are scheme of work, lesson content, student activities, assessments, and resources. The unit focuses on production and teamwork. It requires students to work as a team to manufacture a product in quantity and provides an opportunity for them to apply what they know about production practices, health and safety, quality control and manufacturing processes in industry. The materials in the pack may also be useful to students study From EEVL New Learning Materials on June 3, 2005 at 2:04 p.m..
Global Bug Conspiracy The thematically designed informative website here is about very bad bugs. It lists mischievous microbes, most of which can kill you and many others. Strategies are provided for how to keep them from doing that. The adventurous side of science, as well as a lot of important bug knowledge, can be learned here. From Golden Swamp on June 3, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..
Australian Education International: Quality Assurance of the Australian Education and Training System The Australian Education and Training system has a well established, comprehensive and robust quality assurance and accreditation framework to protect the quality of its qualifications in each of the major education sectors - Schools, Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education. Included on this page is the National Quality Strategy for Australian Transnational Education and Training discussion paper. Links are also provided to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and the ESOS legislation. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
E-learning for Target Learner Groups A research document reporting on current issues relating to e-learning and the use of new technologies for training with young people, prepared to to inform the 2005 E-learning for Target Learner Groups Project. The report highlights the following key areas: the features of young learners; issues relating to the delivery of e-learning; rural and remote issues; Indigenous youth; and emerging and new technologies. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Einstein Explained In 1905 Einstein discovered relativity, explained the photoelectric effect and proved the existence of atoms. All this at the tender age of 26! One hundred years later, 2005 has been dedicated as the International Year of Physics in memory of this extraordinary scientist. To celebrate ABC Science has put together a collection of many things Einstein! From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Malicious Software Removal Tool The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software - including Blaster, Sasser, and MydoomÂ—and helps remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..
CSE Research - Balancing Act CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems Balancing Act Report - Publication from Resource Futures Research Program. Balancing Act provides an overview of the Australian economy using a set of ten environmental, social, and financial indicators. The environmental indicators are water use, land disturbance, greenhouse emissions and energy use; the social indicators are employment, government revenue and income; and the financial indicators are operating surplus (or profits), exports and imports. The Balancing Act report is divided into four volumes available for download as separate Adobe Acrobat pdf files. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..
Sharing Your Story: What's Happening at Your Place? This section of the MMMY Mag published by the Toowoomba State High School features 'Success and Challenge from our Schools'. This article describes the Gympie State High School Integrated Laptop Program which began with 60 students in 2001. Families provided laptop computers for their students to use at school. The school planned an extensive infrastructure including homerooms, wireless networks, power and lockers. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:36 a.m..
Adaptive and Assistive Technologies in E-learning The report looks at the areas of learning where disadvantaged learners may require assistance and includes information about a selection of assistive and adaptive technologies. It deals with them first in terms of their application to the learning process, and then deals with them as technologies in their own right. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Create an Avatar This tool enables the creation of an avatar image which can then be manipulated via screen dump and other imaging software. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Effect of Using Laptop Computers on Achievement, Attitude to Science and Classroom Environment in Science This study was part of an evaluation of the effectiveness of laptop computers in grades 8 and 9 science classrooms, in a sample of Australian independent Schools. Effectiveness was determined in terms of the impact laptop computers have had on laptop students' attitudinal and achievement outcomes and their perceptions of science classroom environment. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Melrose High School - Computer Assisted Learning Program Melrose High School is a government school in the ACT offering students the opportunity to pursue their high school education using Information Technology as an integrated tool within the learning program. While parents purchase a notebook computer for their students, the school is able to recommend a particular model which is suitable for students to use in the classroom. All students must have access to a particular suite of programs. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Laptop Computers at Frankston High School Frankston High School implemented the first Laptop Program in a government school in 1995. The school participated in a major research project sponsored by Toshiba, Computelec and the Directorate of School Education. The research concluded that there were many benefits to teaching and learning as well as a new set of challenges for teachers to grapple with in the laptop classroom. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Notebooks for Students 1:1 In recent years a number of schools have trialled the use of notebook computers for students on a 1-to-1 basis. The intention of this webpage, from the Department of Education and Training Western Australia, is to provide links to research that investigates the value of notebook computers in education and curriculum strategies that make best use of them in the learning process. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Ontology is Overrated: Categories, Links, and Tags This paper is based on two presentations: O'Reilly ETech conference in March, entitled Ontology Is Overrated, and the IMCExpo in April entitled Folksonomies & Tags: The rise of user-developed classification. From EdNA Online on June 3, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
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