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Location Technologies: Mobility, Surveillance and Privacy This report from Canada researches the social impact of real-time tracking technologies and explores important issues about personal data in relation to location technologies by way of interviews with industry analysts and an in-depth discussion of the technologies themselves. From EdNA Online on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The clouds float North: The original poems of Yu Xuan Ji Yu Xuanji (844-871) was a poetess from the Tang dynasty (618-907) who lived different parts of her life as a wife, a courtesan and a Buddhist nun. The Chinese Text Initiative at the University of Virginia has digitised 49 of her poems and made them available online along with an English translation. From the main page, users follow links to an extended introduction to Yu Xuanji's works by David Young, covering: available biographical information; an analysis of some of Yu Xuanji's poems; an account of the poems' significance in relation to women's lives in the Tang's d From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


University of Virginia library Chinese text initiative The Chinese Text Initiative was set up by The University of Virginia Library in order to make Chinese literature available and easily accessible online. From a series of links on the main page of the Web site, users can navigate to a series of 'mini-sites' (some more extensive than others), including: 300 Tang poems; Gao Yao Yan; poetry of Yu Xuanji; Shi Jing (Book of Odes); Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber); Lienu Zhuan (Tales of Exemplary Women); and Chinese Literature in Translation. These dedicated Web sites typically contain texts in traditional Chinese (often with an Eng From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Tibetan and Himalayan digital library The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library is a vast online resource supported and managed by the University of Virginia Library, which hosts textual and multimedia material relating to the study of Tibet and Nepal. Users can search through Tibetan, Chinese and Nepali reference materials (including dictionaries), and can search or browse text-based and multimedia special collections, whose subjects include: art; history; literature; tantra; music; and religion. In each collection, users can browse or search within online projects, digitised primary source texts, and the Web site's multimed From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Reading Wilde, querying spaces This online exhibition commemorates the centenary of the trials of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who was convicted of "indecent acts", imprisoned for two years and released in 1897. Using essays and primary source material, such as first editions, autograph letters, photographs, art and ephemera from the Fales Collection of English and American Fiction at New York University, the site explores the idea of Wilde as a 'chameleon' who challenged and profoundly changed the mores of his society. It also analyses the way in which Wilde defied even the notion of confinement through imprisonment. From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The principality of Wales exactly described This website reproduces digitally ten eighteenth-century maps of the Welsh counties. It is part of the National Library of Wales' Digital Mirror. The maps were printed in 1718 by Thomas Taylor (fl. 1670-1730), a book, print and map seller based in London. Taylor's maps appear to be the first published atlas wholly devoted to Wales; they also appear to have been newly prepared in the early eighteenth century. They are drawn to a scale of about one inch to seven miles or 1:443520. Monmouthshire does not appear on any of the maps, as it was at the time considered to be part of England. From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Eton Greek software project This is the home page of the Eton Greek Software Project, a useful free online language tool for anyone who is learning classical Greek. On offer is a variety of programs which allow the user to test their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary (some require a Java-enabled browser or use Flash). This covers material from the course text 'Reading Greek' (one of the most popular Greek courses in higher education) as well as from AS level and GCSE syllabi. Tests can be customised to suit the user's requirements, according to level of difficulty, English to Greek or vice versa, length From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Viva voce : Roman poetry recited Viva Voce is a website offering downloadable recordings of recited Latin poetry to enable the user to hear how the ancient language may have sounded when spoken. Classical Latin authors whose poems are quoted here include Catullus, Virgil (Eclogues and Aeneid), Horace (Odes and Epodes), Ovid (Tristia), Martil, Juvenal and Hadrian. Some samples of Christian Latin are also given: an extract from Alan of Lille, and the eighth Psalm. Each audio file (MP3 format) is accompanied by the written text of the poem being recited to allow the user to read the language at the same time as listening to the From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


300 Tang poems 300 Tang Poems (Tang Shi San Bai Shu), a volume originally compiled in 1763 by Sun Zhu, has been digitised and translated by The University of Virginia's Chinese Text Initiative and is now available online. The main page contains a short introduction to the text (especially as a staple of Confucian education), along with a short bibliography and a guide to the romanisation of Chinese names. Users can search the collection by keyword and by one of the seven forms of Tang poetry. Alternatively, it is possible to browse the 320 poems and their translations. The Chinese text appears in tradit From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Chinese literature in translation Chinese Literature in Translation was designed as an online companion to courses in Chinese literature at The University of Virginia's Division of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. Users can select from eight themed sections of notable Chinese poetry and prose, and are provided with links to online Chinese dictionaries in order to translate them. Texts include: selected stories of Lu Xun; Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin; Tang poetry; and Flowers in the Mirror by Li Ruzhen. Once the text is selected from the main page, users can choose to view the digitised version of the t From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The tobacco project In 2000, the Mainland Chinese artist Xu Bing was invited to create installations at Duke University sites commenting on the university's links to tobacco production and to China. The online resource to the resulting Tobacco Project introduces the artist, provides an explanation and photographs of the installations, and explains the aims behind the project. The main page comprises a series of links, which lead to: an extended introductory article; a gateway to other online resources on the artist; a photo gallery of the planning and execution of the installations; a section on the historic From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Lienu zhuan Liu Xiang's Lienu Zhuan (Traditions of Exemplary Women), written at the end of the Former Han Dynasty (202 BC - 9 AD), is the oldest extant book in the Chinese tradition solely to deal with the moral education of women, promoting virtuous models of womanhood and warning of feminine wickedness. The University of Virginia's online Chinese Text Initiative has digitised the Chinese text and images from this indispensable source for scholars of Imperial China. From the main page, users can navigate to an introduction on the significance of the Lienu Zhuan, can read an illustrated digitise From New Humbul Resources on July 28, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Fashion Notebook for Ladies? - The Stylebook 4000 X2 have just released the Stylebook 4000, a laptop aimed at fashion conscious women. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on July 28, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Hurricanes: In Hot Water National Geographic has an August 2005 feature here on hurricanes. In addition to some superior photographs — a sure thing from this impeccable source — the field notes of the photographers are included. The notes both enrich the pictures and provide a narrative slant that captures some first hand adventures of photographic journalists. Earth sciences From Golden Swamp on July 28, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


The Dakota Language Homepage Learn the Lakota/Dakota language through games and other engaging activities From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


200 Vocabulary Exercises Practice ESL vocabulary by themes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


English Works Vocabulary Exercises Practice with U.S. idioms and expressions for learners of ESL. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


English Works Grammar Exercises English grammar exercises for learners of ESL. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


English Works Reading Exercises Simplified readings and comprehension exercises for learners of ESL. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


CNN Simplified News Stories Excellent source of simplified news stories and their outlines for learners of ESL. Video and audio files can be used in a variety of ways. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Making Learning Visible The purpose of our project was to bring the exhibit, The Power of Documentation: Children's Learning Revealed, to Paradise Valley Community College. The exhibit was the focus of study for six related seminars and many Early Childhood Education, Education, and Child and Family Studies classes. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Respondus 3.0 Interactive Tutorials Respondus 3.0 Interactive Tutorials, hands on practice using Respondus 3.0. Some of the information is specific to WebCT 3.8 but most of the tutorials are applicable to all schools using Respondus 3.0. Respondus 3.0 is PC software that can be used to create quizzes & surveys for WebCT or Blackboard. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Physical Geography Active Learning Field Excercise This grant developed and implemented a laboratory field exercise for GPH11 and GPH212 students at SCC that to measure the impact of various surfaces on micro-climates, and how those micro-climates impact the greater metro-Phoenix area. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Maricopa's Blackboard Instructor Quick Reference Guide This is a quick reference guide for Instructors who use Blackboard. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Understanding Computer Systems for the Web This package is a course assignment for the CIS133CA - Internet: Level III class. Students have to know and understand the basic way that the internet is set up across the different computer systems. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Web Design "Accessibility" Guidelines - Course Assignment This package is a course assignment for the CIS133CA - Internet: Level III class. Students have to know and understand Web Design Guidelines for Accessibility. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


jClicker Assignment for Internet: Level 3 students Alan Levine of MCLI was written the jClicker. This is an assignment that guides CIS133CA Internet: Level III students to develop a slideshow using Alan's jClicker. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Bilingual Basic Patient Assessment Video This video was created to aid and assist students in the health science disciplines and nursing program to learn basic Spanish terminology and sentence construction as they become involved with patient's hospital admission. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Web Design Guidelines - Course Assignment This package is a course assignment for the CIS133CA - Internet: Level III class. Students have to come up with their own Web Design Guidelines. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Learn to Coach & Coach to Learn Learning Grant partnered with a MCC literacy program blending the use of student success strategies with enhancement of writing skills. Personalized tutoring & a methodology of coaching literacy, sought to reinforce success strategies, improve literacy & increase tutors trained in the methodology. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on July 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Bit by Bit Bit by Bit is a information website created by Bob Spankle for teachers by a teacher. It provides information about blogging and podcasting and the successful use of it in the classroom. From EdNA Online on July 28, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Fifty-one Competencies for Online Instruction This is a paper published in The Journal of Educators Online. It is an excellent paper dealing with the competencies for online instructors From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:00 a.m..


ELL Literacy with NASA: Space Weather Excellent source for interaction with the concept of weather.See attached assignment and please add your own. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:00 a.m..


ELL Literacy with NASA: Life on Mars? Solid reading comprehension and interaction lesson. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:00 a.m..


ELL Literacy with NASA: Alien Asteroids Interactive NASA information site. Follow the asteroid link. See attached assignment. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 28, 2005 at 3:00 a.m..


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