Reframe, Rename, Revitalise: Future Directions for the Language, Literacy and Numeracy National Reporting System This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) publication, based on a literature review and interviews, examines the strengths and weaknesses of the National Reporting System (NRS) and identifies options for more in-depth exploration and development in a full review of the system. From EdNA Online on June 22, 2005 at 10:49 p.m..
Rebuilding Lives in Sudan A report from the World Food Programme and BBC News service describes how, away from Darfur, people in Sudan are rebuilding their lives after two decades of war. From Recent Items on June 22, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..
War in Sudan A news item from Globalgang UK about the fighting in Sudan between the government in the north and the Sudan People's Liberation Army, in the south and the story of Dak, 8, who used to live in a village in southern Sudan and is now in a refugee camp. From Recent Items on June 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Who is a Refugee: Socio-cultural Aspects The current philosophy of development programs is to foster self-sufficiency among communities and encourage their active participation, but emergency assistance has a tendency to treat people such as refugees as 'victims' in attempts for a quick and efficient response to the situation. However, if refugees do not participate during the planning and implementation stages, assistance programs may well fail in several ways. Without refugee involvement and the information this brings in regard to culture, religion and traditional differences between groups, some services may prove inacc From Recent Items on June 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Crisis in Darfur / Chad News from Oxfam UK about the situation in Darfur and Chad where people have been forced to flee their homes and are living in makeshift shelters in camps or on the edge of villages in Darfur and across the border in eastern Chad. From Recent Items on June 22, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Microcredit Fallout A UNESCO-backed microcredit programme is helping poor Jordanian women to start up business and educate their children. The Microcredit Programme for Children in Need, a joint project of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation (NHF) and UNESCO, Through careful placement of microcredit loans, has given hope to hundreds of families throughout Jordan. It concentrates on implementing new model projects that enhance the lives of women and youth. Article from Countdown, a quarterly education newsletter from UNESCO. From Recent Items on June 22, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..
New Life for Refugees: Australia's Humanitarian Program. A Resource for Schools This three-part booklet for Australian Primary Schools from the Department of Immigration and Indigenous Affairs outlines Australia's role in helping refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance. Booklet titles are: Australia's commmitment; Focus on Africa; and A new life in a new home. From Recent Items on June 22, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..
Integrated Music An online music education course covering, music notation, beat and rhythm, dynamics, pitch, texture, tone colour and melody developed by Open Access College. Requires Flash MX. From EdNA Online on June 22, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..
From Wireless to Web: A Selective History of Broadcast Media in Australia From Wireless to Web is a history of broadcasting in Australia from Film Australia told with video clips and photos. It is arranged by decade and looks at radio, newsreels, and television. The Fifth Estate is a history of the Internet, while Changing Images presents how new broadcast technologies shape the national self-image. The site includes teachers notes with ideas for students in middle to senior secondary History, Media Studies and English classes. Broadband and dialup versions available. From EdNA Online on June 22, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..
Nitrogen Cycle Handouts Nitrogen cycle concept maps, quiz, and other worksheets. Answer key is also included in document. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 22, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..
Riso Hudson Enneagram RHETI test This site is a resource for learning about the Enneagram. The authors, Risso and Hudson, have written numerous books on the Enneagram, and this site has numerous online tests, including free and for-pay tests. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 22, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..
The Authentic Enneagram This site for the Authentic Enneagram is run by Dr. David Daniels, M.D., a foremost expert on the Enneagram. It is a resource site for learning about the Enneagram, and has numerous self-assessment materials and online surveys. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 22, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..
Speech Accent Archive This site examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph. Currently, there are 438 speech samples. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 22, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..
The Reflex Tester Test your hand/eye coordination to 0.001 sec. This site can be used as an introduction to the nervous system, the .eye, brain, etc., and yes, there is a little math as well. Students will pair up. Students may set their own "action color". Students will also make one change of the background and will create a bar graph to show the results. Each student will fill in the times for their partner. Students will compare their times, and a class average will be found. Times will be charted as well. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 22, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..
Carbon Cycle Handouts Has multiple concept maps regarding carbon cycle, discussion questions, and short reading. The answer keys are provided for all documents. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 22, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..
Why Do Students Leave? Leaving Vocational Education and Training with No Recorded Achievement This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report investigates the characteristics and motivations of students who do not complete the training course in which they enrol. From EdNA Online on June 22, 2005 at 1:41 a.m..
What Value Do Australian Employers Give to Qualifications? This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report is about employers and how they value and use qualifications in their business decisions. It seeks to ascertain: the overall level of importance employers place on the qualifications of their employees; whether employers value qualifications differently for new versus existing employees, by occupation classification and type of enterprise; the types of competence for which employers require formal recognition; and the decision-making processes employers adopted when assigning value to qualifications. From EdNA Online on June 22, 2005 at 1:08 a.m..
Podcasting - Education Information and discussion regarding podcasting as an educational tool in today's classroom. Teachers, educators and others share how you have used podcasting thus far, how you hope to use it soon, or any special projects that you envision using podcasting in a school setting. Exchange ideas, tech tips, lesson plans, or even your podcast. From EdNA Online on June 22, 2005 at 12:29 a.m..
Podcasting: A New Voice on the Net An introductory article about podcasting, including information how to create your own digital audio broadcasts. From EdNA Online on June 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Innovate Journal of Online Education, June/July 2005, Volume 1, Issue 5 A bimonthly, peer-reviewed online periodical published by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. The journal focuses on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and government settings. In this issue: Freedom and Empowerment: An Essay on the Next Step for Education and Technology. James Shimabukuro; What Can You Learn from a Cell Phone? Almost Anything!. Marc Prensky; Instructional Blogging: Promoting Interactivity, Student-Centered Learning, and Peer Input. Stuart Glogoff; Creating E From EdNA Online on June 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Library of Congress - National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) A partnership between the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH grant program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories. From EdNA Online on June 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Education Podcast Network (EPN) The site contains a wide range of podcast programs that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. Most of the producers of these programs are educators, who have found an avenue through which they can share their knowledge, insights, and passions for teaching and learning and for the stories that they relish and teach. EPN is provided by David Warlick & The Landmark Project. From EdNA Online on June 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Virtual University Models and Messages - Lessons from Case Studies The case studies describe the virtual university and outline the changing landscape of a global marketplace of higher education. The three initial chapters focus on the main trends that impinge on higher education; the challenges and opportunities facing the university; and the impact of borderless education. From EdNA Online on June 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Learning and Teaching A series of papers focused on the difficulties, obstacles, problems and challenges associated with academic writing, as well as the importance of many of the interconnected themes in the area of educational development. From EdNA Online on June 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
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