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Hellenic Alexandria A wealth of information about Alexandria (Egypt) in ancient and modern times may be found on this website. Its aim is to highlight the presence of Greek culture in Alexandria, and it is backed by the Hellenic Community of Alexandria (EKA), an organisation which supports the modern-day Greek inhabitants of Alexandria. Details are given here of the EKA's history and activities. The main areas of interest here for classicists, however, relate to the ancient city of Alexandria. An outline of the city's history is given from its foundation by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. There are also From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

The trireme trust The Trireme Trust, whose website this is, was formed in 1982 to investigate the design and performance of triremes, Greek warships of the classical and Hellenistic periods. It has achieved this primarily through sea trials involving the rowing of Olympias, the reconstruction of an ancient trireme built by the Hellenic Navy and Greek Ministry of Tourism. The Trust's website presents both pictures and information relating to Olympias as well as newsletters, details of press coverage, conference reports, texts of relevant academic articles and a bibliography. These pages contain much which w From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Association internationale de papyrologues The International Association of Papyrologists (AIP) has a worldwide membership and exists to further international co-operation in the study of ancient papyri. Their website gives details on how to become a member, as well as a full list of current members, with contact information. Also found here are: information on the AIP's history; details of grants available for the study of papyrology, and how to apply for these grants; the minutes of recent AIP meetings; a list of centres of papyrological studies across Europe and the USA, with postal addresses; a gallery of portraits of papyrolo From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Wiki classical dictionary (WCD) The Wiki Classical Dictionary (WCD), a project of the website ancientlibrary.com, is an online resource devoted to the history, literature, mythology and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The site (powered by the MediaWiki software) was launched in April 2005, and works like an encyclopaedia to which anyone may contribute, which means that it is constantly evolving. Although the depth of the material currently available varies, the site does maintain scholarly standards and consistency of presentation (editors oversee policies and review articles in their subject areas), makin From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Taiwan documents project The Taiwan Documents Project is the largest online collection of documents relating to Taiwan (the Republic of China) and its legal and international status. The transcribed documents are international agreements and declarations relating to Taiwan's sovereignty, particularly in relation to the People's Republic of China. Users can perform a search from the Documents section of the Web site, or can browse through the documents, which date from 1662 (when Ming dynasty loyalist and pirate Lord Koxinga expelled Taiwan's Dutch rulers) to Mainland China's calls for the return of From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Eighteen centuries of Roman empire : a cartography This clear, well-organised website is based around a series of nineteen maps illustrating the extent of the Roman Empire over a broad chronological span from the beginning of the empire in 338BC to AD1453, when Constantine XI died defending New Rome from the Turks. The author (who describes this work as his hobby) sets out his definition of empire and gives a summary of Roman history over the period covered, and each individual map is accompanied by a summary of events relating to the geographical spread fo the empire. The site is an excellent aid for the visualisation of the rise and fall of From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

DjVu editions DjVu Editions is an on-line library, largely of classic texts, which may be downloaded in full in DjVu, PDF, and JPEG formats. The collection contains over 30,000 pages and is fully searchable by author or title. It also includes the 'Century Dictionary', which was the first book to be undertaken by the project, which aims to offer an experience as close to that of reading a paper book as possible. Authors whose work is part of the collection include Jane Austen, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and W. B. Yeats, amongst many oth From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Smithsonian education The Web site "Smithsonian education" is part of the vast online resources of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington. The site was a finalist in the competition for Best Museum Professional's Site in 'Museums and the Web 2004 : Best of the Web', and nominated in the competition for Best Museum Web Site Supporting Educational Use. The IdeaLabs such as 'Apollo 11: Walking on the Moon' were also nominated in the competition for Best Innovative or Experimental Application in 'Museums and the Web 2004 : Best of the Web'. This site richly deserves such nominations an From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Museophile accessibility The Web site "Museophile accesibility" is authored by Professor Jonathan Bowen of the London South Bank University. It aims to provide access to various museum sites "through a filter which removes extraneous page detail and images, extracting the text in a form suitable for screen readers or speech synthesisers". It is extremely useful for those with access problems to internet sites and several examples are given. There are also links to further work in a similar vein by Professor Bowen. The site contains numerous links to slides and materials from various conferences on the subject of disab From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Beyond Renault : Alexander the Great in fiction 1920-present This website focuses on twentieth-century Greek historical fiction relating to Alexander the Great of Macedon (fourth century BC), taking as its starting point the novels of the prolific historical novelist Mary Renault (1905-1983), but extending the scope far beyond this one writer. This is a site which will appeal to anyone interested in the modern reception of ancient history. Its main feature is an extensive chronological list of novels based on Alexander, accompanied by detailed reviews. There is a further section on the figure of Alexander as portrayed in other media (primarily in films) From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Ancient worlds : the Hellenic world Ancient Worlds: The Hellenic World is a lively interactive online community for devotees of ancient Greek history. For academic purposes, the most useful feature of the site is an extensive list of Greek places with links to maps, images, and historical and geographical details on each. Locations covered include Troy, Athens, the Peloponnese, Ephesus, Corinth, Sparta, Eleusis, Marathon, Piraeus, Thera and Macedon. Also featured on the website is a series of chatrooms on a vast array of specific topics relating to Hellas. Themes include: Sparta; Alexander the Great; Greek theatre; Greek mytholo From New Humbul Resources on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Discrepant Event Videos Sample science discrepante event videos From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Escaping the West African "Tigers": Sex and Gender relations in the "New South Africa" A Ghanaian man, named K for this purpose, who had a wife and children in Ghana, had come ahead of his family to find work in South Africa. In the time he was there alone, he had developed a relationship with a South African Xhosa woman and had had a son. When we came to talking about his marital status and his Ghanaian wife, he shouted: "Those tigers! I am glad to be free of those West African tigers!" The article (written in English) describes some of the distinctions of male-biased perspectives of gender relations and gender communications in the patriarchal society in the Ghanian culture. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

netLearn Based on a constructivist approach, netLearn is a web-based project for foreign language learning that requires students to perform tasks and solve problems involving listening, reading, writing and speaking in the foreign language. Learners are presented with information and tools using various media, (graphics, sound, and text), then are given specific tasks that require them to synthesize information, add their own information, and construct their own higher-level relationships (e.g., writing essays, creating their own multimedia responses, conferencing in the target language with others). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Reusablelearning.org/ Many problems must be overcome before we can expect widespread reuse and sharing. Learning tends to be highly contextual, and context is not as easy to disseminate as data alone. The specialized nature of learning resources sometimes requires specialized formats and specialized software to interpret them. Interactive resources seem harder to break up into smaller components than those consisting solely of text and graphics, making them less convenient to reuse than a book. Validity and trustworthiness are important issues for educational material, militating against the emergence of peer-to-pe From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Paulo Freire Institute The Paulo Freire Institute advances the educatonal theories of Paulo Freire. The site contains links to research, websites, and other documentation. The site is available in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Great Ideas There's more than one way to nurture an idea until it bears fruit. This simple page is a collection of questions and activities for nurturing any idea. It might be useful in just about any course, but especially philosophy, psychology and religion. Great collection of questions for encouraging students to think for themselves. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Jan Van Eyck : "Opticality" in early Renaissance painting van Eyck's "Portrait of Cardinal Niccolò Albergati" is dicussed in relation to the Hockney/Falco theory of optics used to create the two versions of this image. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Ibsen Links Links to the work of Henri Ibsen From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Blood Groups, Blood Typing, Blood Transfusions Part of Nobelprize.org; Explains blood groups, blood typing and who can donate to who From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Operating Cash Flows - Indirect Method The operating activity section of a cash flow statement, when the indirect method is used, is often one of the most difficult concepts for students to understand. This learning object is designed to progressively walk a student through the preparation of this section of the cash flow statement using a number of interactive activities. The last progressive task has the student prepare the operating activity section of the cash flow statement using the indirect method. The last activity of the learning object then has the student calculate and interpret a number of ratios relating to cash flows. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..

Dan Raymer's Aircraft Design and RDS Site This web site has been produced by Daniel P. Raymer, a recognised authority in aerospace vehicle design and configuration layout. He is also President of the design and consulting company, Conceptual Research Corporation. The web site provides information on the company, the RDS suite of aircraft design software, and a selection of recommended reading for aircraft design. There is a collection of conceptual design layout drawings, sketches, and model photos of examples of the earliest stages of aircraft design. The site also provides information on short courses, as well as a selection of mate From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

Airport Ground Vehicle Operations : An FAA Guide This guide from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides a general overview of safe procedures for driving on an airport. It is very readable, and is illustrated with clear and well-presented diagrams and photographs. The document is divided into sections covering airport basics, controlled and non-towered airports, and communications. A self-assessment quiz is also included, with answers displayed at the bottom of the page. The site also lists pamphlets, books and videos for further information. The entire booklet (397KB) can also be downloaded. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

Launchspace Professional Training Launchspace Training is a division of Launchspace, Inc. a space technology company that provides training and consulting services to the space industry. The site includes an online catalogue, which describes the training courses available. Topics covered by the training include space systems, space applications, software and computer applications, launch vehicles, management and cost analysis. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

Applied Aerodynamics : A Digital Textbook : Demonstration Version This site provides a demonstration version of this text dated August 1997. It was developed for a course in applied aerodynamics at Stanford University by Ilan Kroo, a professor in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford. Several chapters that appear in the released version are not present. The textbook is available in HTML format. Topics covered include fluid fundamentals, 2D potential flow, airfoils, 2D and 3D compressibility, boundary layers, 3D potential flow, 3D viscosity, wing design and configuration aerodynamics. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

Remote Sensing Tutorial (RST) This hundred page online handbook is sponsored by the Applied Information Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The tutorial is intended to be an introduction for the new user or for use as a teaching tool for the educational community. Historical and technical perspectives on the subject are followed by highly detailed sections on the interpretation of data, applications, and data collection. The tutorial is also available in CD-ROM and can be ordered from the website. From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

Aircraft Design Information Sources This compilation of aircraft design information sources has been compiled by W.H. Mason, for use in Aerospace Engineering Design Education at Virginia Tech. It was originally supported by the NASA/USRA Advanced Design Program and the NASA/Navy Control Power Requirements Study. The resources contained in this document are listed under the following headings: Aircraft design bibliographies; Control power requirements bibliographies; A summary of the X series aircraft; Key aircraft museums; Software; Mail order aviation booksellers and other catalogues; Electronic data sources; and pages about ed From EEVL New Learning Materials on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

dotJP Japanese Media Art The online exhibit here from New York’s Modern Museum of Art is called a Curator’s Japan Diary. It is a linear tale of discovering art in Japan; but it is much more because of the design of the exhibit itself. Interfaced in digital medium of interactive images and text, the diary becomes a rich mix [...] From Golden Swamp on July 25, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..

ICE is not a hoax In the wake of the recent London bombings, the ICE idea was widely circulated by email ICE stands for ‘In Case of Emergency’: it’s what the emergency services will look for if you’re involved in an accident and have your mobile phone with you. This straightforward idea was developed by the East Anglian Ambulance Trust and is supported by Vodafone. Then - red faces all round - a second email claiming it was a hoax. Be very careful with this one - although the intention is great it is unfortunately phase one of a phone based virus that is lay From Chalkface: Blog on July 25, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Department of Education Tasmania - Literacy The Classroom Literacy website is a resource to support effective literacy teaching. The site is a "work in progress" and changes as teachers make their contributions. It provides links to literacy programs and websites. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..

Will Future ibooks Ship with Widescreen Displays? Will Apple upgrade their line of ibooks with widescreen displays in 2006? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on July 25, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..

Improving behaviour and attendance in secondary schools A leaflet which provides an overview of the Behaviour Improvement Programme, funded by the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES), aims to reduce non-attendance and exclusion while improving pupils’ behaviour. It targets secondary schools serving complex catchment areas. Office for Standards in Education(Ofsted) inspectors have, over a two-year period, monitored the development of the programme. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Asia Pacific Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for Higher Education Knowledge Base A platform where regional and international ODL practitioners, policy makers and other interested parties can get together to share knowledge as well as help shape, manage and improve the ODL implementation in the region. It contains a searchable database of information relevant to ODL, including information on regional experts, best practices and policies. There is also a forum for discussions and interactions and a Message Board for postings. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Inclusion: the impact of LEA support and outreach services This UK report reviews the role of external services in promoting the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs and identifies the key features of effective provision. It focuses mainly on local education authority (LEA) support services and outreach services from special schools, but refers to other agencies where they work alongside LEA managed provision. Examples of good practice are included. The report confirms that a strong commitment to inclusion, stable funding and high quality specialist staff are crucial to effective services. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Effective youth services: good practice In January 2004, the Office for Standards in Education began a four-year programme to inspect all local authority youth services in the United Kingdom. The main aim of the report is to provide case studies of the good practice seen during the first year of the programme and to contribute to the further improvement of provision. The report also provides a commentary on the characteristics of successful youth services and reflects on weaknesses which persist across the sector. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Physical Science - Essential Science for Teachers Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science is one in a series of three video-, print-, and Web-based science courses for elementary school teachers. These courses will help teachers better understand the science concepts that underlie the content they teach. The sessions include a video program addressing a topic area related to matter that is likely to be part of any elementary school science curriculum. Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science also focuses on the ideas that children bring to the classroom about these topics. Children in a clinical setting are interviewed and ob From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 25, 2005 at 3:01 a.m..

Solomon Islands: Provincial Governance Information Paper This report analyses the structure, functions and current operational capacity of provincial governments in Solomon Islands. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

International Calendar of Information Science Conferences A centralised calendar of relevant conferences being held around the world. The resource has been produced in a collaboration between the Interational Information Issues SIG and the European and New England chapters of the American Society for Information Science & Technology From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Healthy minds: promoting emotional health and well-being in schools This UK report examines the vital role played by schools in promoting the emotional well-being of their pupils. It analyses practice based on evidence gathered from visits by Her Majesty’s Inspectors to 72 schools and reports on the impact of the guidance provided to schools four years ago by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Healthy Schools Standards agreed in 1999. Both clarify the importance of good provision to ensure that schools meet the needs of pupils with mental health difficulties. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Centre for Research, Information Technology and Communications (CRITC) CRITC supports the research activities of researchers in the Schools of Communications and Multimedia (SCAM) and Computer and Information Science (SCIS) at Edith Cowan University. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Our Dreamings A self promoting website (CD Rom) with excellent links to useful Indigenous Educational Resources. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Drug education in schools This UK report from the Office of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools evaluates the quality of drug education programmes observed in UK schools. Based upon research findings, it outlines young peoples’ use of drugs including alcohol and tobacco. The report identifies the key aspects of provision, such as teaching, that have improved since the last Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) report in 1997. It also reviews the current research evidence on the impact of the difference approaches to drug education used by schools. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

A guide to participating in an open source software community A short guide to joining and Participating in an Open Source Software Community written by Stuart Yeates. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

D.Film Moviemaker DFILM MovieMaker is a web based application that allows users to create a short animated cartoon on a website that can then be published via emailed. It has a very simple interface and is very easy easy to use allowing ordinary consumers to express themselves through the medium of animation and sound. From EdNA Online on July 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

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