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Official Find Official Find is a Search Engine that makes it easy to find the Official Web Sites of top brands and companies. We have the largest database of Official Sites on the net! Official Find cuts through the clutter of irrelevant Search Spam and Commercial Links by clearly marking Official Sites for the most popular brands and sites on the web and displaying them above all other search results. It will also provide general search results from across the entire World Wide Web. So regardless of what you're looking for Official Find can help you find it! From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


MedicalStudent.com MedicalStudent.com is a digital library of authoritative medical information designed to help all students of medicine in their studies. The goal of MedicalStudent.com is to identify authoritative medical World-Wide Web sites that can teach, illuminate, and inspire. MedicalStudent.com thus provides a starting point for entry into medical places of enlightenment, entertainment and education on the Internet. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


European Library The European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines and journals - both digital and non-digital) of the 43 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


IMS ePortfolio Specification The IMS ePortfolio specification was created to make ePortfolios interoperable across different systems and institutions. The ePortfolio specification: supports the advancement of lifelong learning important to many government initiatives; makes exchanging portfolios from school to work transitions easier; allows educators and institutions to better track competencies; enhances the learning experience and improves employee development. The website makes available sections of the specification for download and there is also an ePortfolio Public Discussion List to share implementation thoughts a From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Budget Laptop Chart Topper - The Acer Aspire 3002 Today, Acer's Aspire 3002, managed to top the illustrious NotebookReview.com best selling laptop chart. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on July 19, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology An excellent online introduction to bacteriology. The site is continually updated and supplies both text and images. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


The Big Picture Book of Viruses The Big Picture Book of Viruses is intended to serve as both a catalog of virus pictures on the Internet and as an educational resource to those seeking more information about viruses. To this end, it is intimately linked to All the Virology on the WWW, and our collection of Virology Courses and Tutorials. There are several ways to access the information in the Big Picture Book of Viruses. All viruses are listed by Family, individual virus name, host, disease caused, or by genome type. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Botany: Dealing With The Unknown These are course notes for a botany course. The sections on plant tissues, stems, roots , and leaves have particularly good integration of text and images. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Robin Bin-Yu Chen Home Page This personal page provides information about Robin Chen's teaching and research activities in computer graphics. Publications are available, along with some lecture slides and course reading lists. Robin Bin-Yu Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Management and Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia at the National Taiwan University. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


The Mysterious Bog People A bog people exhibit shown here opened this month at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It features seven bog mummies and more than 330 unique artifacts that have never been displayed in the United States. These mysterious people can be studied online both in the museum’s web pages and in the state of [...] From Golden Swamp on July 19, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Exploring precalculus This online course uses Mathcad and Studywork software to create interactive tutorials preparing students for calculus courses. It is expected that students will already have a basic knowledge of algebra. The course is built around helping students towards an understanding of functions, rates of change and accumulation. The author, a former university lecturer, now works for MathWorks Inc which develops educational mathematics software. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 19, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Graphics for the calculus classroom This selection of graphs, some of which are animated and interactive, illustrate basic principles of calculus. They are available in both gif and Java formats. Intended for use with first year undergraduates, the graphs are accompanied by teaching notes to give ideas of how to use them in the classroom. Details are also given on the MathLab codes and Mathematica files which were used to create the graphs. The graphs were developed by Professor Douglas Arnold at the University of Minnesota. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 19, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


ESDS International This portal to international databases offers access to datasets from such international organisations as OECD, IMF, the World Bank, United Nations and Eurostat. Many of these are free to download. The search engine is accompanied by learning and study guides showing how research questions can be applied to the data retrieved. Supporting software can also be downloaded, and there is a discussion forum and newsletter. The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) is run jointly by the Universities of Essex and Manchester and forms part of the UK Data Archive. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 19, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Higher Education Metadata in a Global Context Jon Mason was a presenter at the recent Educause Metadata workshop, held on 5 April 2005, in Auckland New Zealand. Jon’s presentation looks at higher education metadata requirements in a global context. Various communities associated with metadata standardization over the last decade have tried to capture these requirements in a range of different metadata standardization efforts and this presentation provides an overview of such efforts. There are success stories such as SCORM as well as important work-in-progress to be aware of. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Case Studies – Utilisation of EdNA Online Shared Information Services Garry Putland, of education.au was a presenter at the Educause Conference held on 5 - 8 April 2005, in Auckland New Zealand. Garry's paper and presentation focused on the use of Shared Information Services from EdNA Online by a number of education and training organisations. It also included a history of EdNA Online, a rationale and overview of EdNA Online’s Shared Information Services, followed by case studies from a number of Australian universities and other education and training organisations that have incorporated these services within their websites. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


Isotopes: Better Migration Through Chemistry This site describes how isotopes have been used to track Monarch butterfly migrations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


Biological Molecules Test This site allows students to learn and practice tests for starch, lipids, and proteins. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


Einstein's Explanation of Brownian Motion This applet demonstrates Brownian motion. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


Introductory Physics Lab e-Manual An electronic laboratory manual for introductory physics consisting of videos (on principles and laboratory procedure) in streaming Windows media format, a pdf file of the PowerPoint slides upon which the lectures are based, and an Excel spreadsheet for laboratory data. Question pools aligned with learning objectives are available from the author for instructors using Blackboard. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


The Day of the Dead: A WebQuest for High School Spanish Level 1 This lesson was developed as part of the Ashland University's course on Jr/Sr High WebQuests offered in the Lakota School District in West Chester, Ohio. The Day of the Dead WebQuest teaches students about the cultural and religious influences that created this holiday which is celebrated annually throughout Mexico and surrounding Central American countries. Although the focus of the WebQuest is on various religions, it is in no way a solicitation to follow or practice those religions. Instead it gives students a foundation of understanding from which they can compare and contrast their o From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


North Park University's Spanish Department's "PowerPoint Slideshows The site provides a great variety of powerpoint slideshows that serve as tutorials to accompany Spanish grammar. There are several slideshows that include some cultural information on Countries in the Hispanic world. It is designed for use in a two-semester college, or comparable program. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 19, 2005 at 2:50 a.m..


Maximising the Benefits from Australia's Formal Linkages to Global Scientific Activities A report funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage-Learned Academies Special Projects Grant. Clear benefits identified in the report include involvement in cutting-edge international science, showcasing of Australian science, capacity building in developing countries, links with overseas scientists, significant international scientific conferences being held in Australia and a large number of Australian scientists involved in leadership roles in global scientific organisations. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Managing Australian Research Output for Increased Return on Investment: the Role of Open Access Institutional Repositories - Discussion Paper This paper seeks to demonstrate the importance of open access2 institutional repositories in supporting the Australian government's objectives, thereby optimising its return on investment and creating an innovative environment. Open access institutional repositories can quickly and efficiently disseminate Australian research results in an environment increasingly dominated by the world wide web. The paper also scopes the issues associated with the establishment of open access institutional repositories in Australian higher education institutions at this time. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Google print Google print is a search engine that allows users to search for books whose content contains a match for your search terms. From EdNA Online on July 19, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


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