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Enhancing Online Learning using Breeze Live I created Breeze Live instructor demonstrations for BPC110, BPC210, BPC/C114DE, and BPC250 online classes. The classes will remain asynchronous, however, students have access to audio demonstrations at any time during their course for the project or tutorials being learned. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on August 24, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..

Franklin And Friends The biographical exhibit here by the Smithsonian describes the scientific correspondents of the great American thinker Benjamin Franklin. Return to a time when the word “scientist” had not yet been coined and these like-minded men shared their interest in experiment and study of what later were to develop as the sciences. Biography From Golden Swamp on August 24, 2005 at 4:36 p.m..

ANU - Peer Review and Self-Evaluation. A Toolkit Resource Booklet for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning A project of The Australian National University's Centre for Educational Development and Academic Methods (CEDAM). These booklets, then, are intended to help teachers become familiar with a variety of methods of student-, peer-, and self-evaluation of teaching and learning, and of recording, interpreting, and acting on the information gathered during evaluations. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

Peer Observation of Teaching in Australia This paper provides an overview of peer observation of teaching in Australian Universites. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

UWA - Peer Feedback on Teaching The material was developed by the Evaluation of Teaching Unit at The University of Western Australia. It is intended for use by individuals wanting to learn more about their teaching through structured comments from a peer. It can focus on your teaching in one or more units or courses at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. It can also be used to review the overall quality of your teaching. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

National Education Directory of Australia The website provides a directory of schools in Australia From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Flinders University - Suggestions for Peer Review of Teaching Providing constructive and critical comments on a colleague's teaching and course development should be regarded as a fundamental part of the responsibility of an academic staff member. Essentially, it involves the exercise of academic judgement in the improvement of teaching and learning and thus is a matter which should be largely free from standardisation or regulation. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

University of South Australia - Peer Review of Teaching Peer review is playing an increasingly central role in making judgments about quality within the teaching and learning environment. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

University of Tasmania - Peer Review of Teaching Peer Review of Teaching is one of a number of methods or techniques that can be used to gather evidence about one's teaching. Other methods include critical self evaluation of teaching and Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (SETL). Such evidence, from a variety of sources, is the key to continuous quality improvement in teaching, and documented proof that self improvement is taken seriously. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Guidebook for Individuals Embarking on Peer Review of Teaching What is peer review of teaching? Peer review of teaching occurs whenever one (or more) peer(s) observes, examines, discusses, analyses, dissects, or just talks about the teaching practices of a colleague, with that colleagues express consent and blessing. Peer review can be conducted to rate a colleague's performance against standards or criteria, but at UQ peer review is a way of getting and giving structured feedback to each other in order to improve teaching practices. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Stepping Stones to Successful Peer Observation Practical guidance on teaching and learning observation strategies, including suggestions for establishing observation protocol, pre-observation, feedback and follow-up sessions. Peer observation might be set up in response to analysing TEVAL data, as part of a quality assurance review, or professional development activity. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

University of Sydney - Gathering Feedback from Your Colleagues The resource is provided by the University of Sydney, Institute for Teaching and Learning. Student feedback on teaching and units of study provides only a limited perspective for the evaluation of teaching. There are aspects of units of study and teaching on which students are sometimes not in a position to provide feedback. In addition to data drawn from students it is often beneficial to gather feedback from academic colleagues. This may be done by inviting a colleague to visit your class to observe a session prior to your engaging in a reflective discussion with them. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

UNSW - Peer Observation of Teaching A material provided by UNSW Learning and Teaching Unit. Peer observation is a method of gaining feedback on your teaching. It involves a colleague observing your learning and teaching practice with the aim of offering you constructive feedback on what you are doing well and what you might improve. In some cases, peer observation might involve a reciprocal arrangement in which you also observe your colleague's teaching. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Greenstone A suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a way of organising information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Russ Lenth's power and sample-size page A detailed page on the relationship between sample size and power, that includes applets. The applets allow the user to change parameters and observe the resulting change in power. Applets are provided for tests for proportions, means, t-tests, pooled and Satterthwaite two sample tests, Balanced ANOVA, chi square tests, and Poisson tests. The page also includes links to references about sample size choice and practical advice. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 24, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Digitizing Historic Newspapers: A Practical Approach - Conference Proceedings Presentations from the Digitizing Historic Newspapers conference, held on 18 July 2005 in Denver, Colorado. The intent of the conference was to provide participants with an in depth look at newspaper digitization projects. Speakers took a practical approach to the topic, sharing their experiences and insights and discussed the issues that impact historic newspaper digitization. From EdNA Online on August 23, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

How To: Use the Moodle Course Management System More and more districts, schools, and teachers are interested in conducting online courses or adding online components to existing courses. A course management system allows teachers to manage their classes, courses, assignments, activities, quizzes and tests, resources, and more in an accessible online environment. Students can log on and work anytime, anywhere. If you have ever thought about using such a system in your school or district, you may have been put off by the cost of commercial packages. In that case, Moodle may be for you. From EdNA Online on August 23, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

JISC - Digital Repositories: Helping Universities and Colleges. Briefing Paper – Higher Education Sector Repositories are important for universities and colleges in helping to manage and capture intellectual assets as a part of their information strategy. A digital repository can hold a wide range of materials for a variety of purposes and users. It can support research, learning, and administrative processes. However, repository solutions are most viable and sustainable when they are built on open standards. Written by Helen Hayes, Vice Principal for Knowledge Management & University Librarian, University of Edinburgh and JISC Integrated Information Environment Committee Member. From EdNA Online on August 23, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Assessment of Literacy: Working the Zone Between 'System' and 'Site' Validity This paper addresses questions regarding the assessment of literacy, exploring the idea that practical judgements made in specific communities of practice are the phenomena at the intersection of validity for (1) local sites and (2) administrative systems. The authors propose a template for considering the challenges facing systems, administrators and teachers as they work to validly assess the important aspects of literacy learning by students in schools. They identify and discuss some concerns and assumptions that are common across the two validity sites, and some that are distinctive.