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Medical Device Oral History The oral history collection here at the Minnesota Historical Society provides two areas about which to learn a lot. The first is great detail about the pioneering of certain medical devices and procedures — a topic for a very specialized audience. The other subject is how to design and execute a suberb oral history online [...] From Golden Swamp on August 25, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Free Wireless Access from Googlenet? The impossible dream - Free wireless internet from Googlenet on the wi-fi horizon? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Tiny Tablet PC - P1500 Lifebook from Fujitsu The ultraportable Fujitsu Lifebook P1500 weighs around 1KG, and boasts 7 hours of battery life. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Merlot Building Block: Blackboard Quick Reference Guide This package contains step-by-step instructions on how to use the Blackboard Building Block to add MERLOT content to their course. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on August 25, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Macquarie Era State Library of New South Wales' collections trace Lachlan Macquarie's leadership and the events during the infancy of the colony with a collection of unique manuscripts, pictures, maps and realia. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


MindZone - A Mental Health Site for Teens The site advises users to Cope, Care, and Deal with mental health issues. Users can take quizzes and learn how to explore the feelings associated with depression, suicide, and a number of other conditions. In the MindZone Machine area, users can learn about different anxiety orders and get answers to frequently asked questions. The site also has an Ask the Expert area. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Voyages of Discovery - The Great South Land State Library of New South Wales' collections of explorer's journals, log books, letters, paintings, prints and drawings allow the user to find out about the events of the voyages, shipboard life, encounters with the indigenous people, cultural insights, and descriptions of the strange new flora, fauna and topography. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Early Cricket in Australia - 1804 - 1880s State Library of New South Wales site has information about the history of cricket in early Australia. It also contains a painting of a cricket match by Thomas H. Lewis, which is interactive. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Joseph Banks Endeavour Journal This site has the pages from April 1770 of the journal of Sir Joseph Banks while he was on the Endeavour. It is possible to read of the voyage towards New South Wales and arrival at Botany Bay. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Vertical Farm This site from Columbia University looks at the idea of vertical farming as a solution to future food needs. The site contains information on hydroponics, agriculture, and farming. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Teachers Without Borders Teachers Without Borders are devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. The site contains HIV-AIDS education, lesson plans and topics for teachers. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Quality of Structured Workplace Learning Report This report examines research and 13 case study sites to identify six essential ingredients to deliver a good quality, relevant and credible Structured Workplace Learning experience. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, the Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre web site features digital images of roughly 30 items and background information about Lautrec and Montmartre. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


World-Wide Earthquake Locator At this site from Edinburg Earth Observatory, the user is able to view the lastest earthquakes on a world map, with data on plate boundaries, faults and volcanoes. Earthquakes over the past month can be viewed as an SVG animation. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mobile learning: Hand-held Innovations in Flexible Learning This website provides an overview of the ongoing advances of handheld mobile technology and the potential of this technology to provide a valuable addition to the flexibility of training delivery. Its focus has been to provide new directions in the way in which handheld technology is used in the delivery of training in the workplace through the development of innovative training resources and teacher support materials including Learning Objects that are best suited to handheld delivery. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Understanding Geologic Time University of California has a site that allows users to discover when key events occurred in the earth's history, the difference between relative and absolute time, the Law of Superposition, and the Geologic time scale. The website provides quizzes, assessment materials, and other lesson plan ideas. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Periodic Table Live Periodic Table Live, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, allows users to explore the elements in depth. Information is divided into three sections: Description, Physical, and Atomic. Students can view short videos of many of the elements' reactions with air, water, acids, and bases. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Peer Review Project The aim of this project is to establish a national (Australian) scheme for independent and expert peer review of information and communication technology (ICT)-based teaching and learning resources developed for use in higher education. The project resulted from: concern that ICT based resources are being developed without external quality verification or feedback; a need for ICT based resource designers and developers to be recognised and rewarded for their achievements; a need to collaborate and share information regarding the design, nature and availability of existing ICT based resources i From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


The University of Adelaide - Peer Evaluation of Teaching The Peer Evaluation of Teaching (PET) questionnaire is designed for summative purposes (that is, to be used in support of promotion or tenure applications) as evidence of formal feedback from colleagues concerning a staff member's teaching. It consists of 6 questions requiring both numerical and written responses. It is intended to be complementary to, and not a substitute for, evidence derived from the Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) system. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities: Constructivism Or Behaviorism? This article includes a brief discussion of learning disabilities, a summary of key constructivist and behaviorist principles and their impact on students with learning disabilities, and a list of recommendations for practice in the classroom. The author recommends combining ideas from Constructivism and Behaviorism for the most effective instruction of children with learning disabilities. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


University of Canberra - Evaluation as Academic Practice - Peer Feedback Produced by the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, University of Canberra. One way to deepen reflection is to share thoughts, ideas and practice with peers. Peer feedback as a natural part of good teaching is a process of shared inquiry and dialogue. It is a way of engaging colleagues in scholarly conversations about teaching. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


PIRSA Horticulture The PIRSA horticulture website is designed to facilitate the South Australian and Australian horticulture industry by providing information specific to the various sectors of the horticulture industry. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Vocational Education and Training Provision and Recidivism in Queensland Correctional Institutions This report examines links between prisoners participation in the vocational education and training (VET) programs available within the Queensland prison system and their chances of returning to prison. The research supports efforts to promote the value of VET and its role in prisoner rehabilitation, and to reduce barriers to accessing VET in correctional centres. From EdNA Online on August 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Signal Detection Theory Tutorial Every day we have to make decisions about uncertain events like, 'Is that my phone ringing or one on the television?', or, 'Is the person talking to me telling the truth?' In this tutorial, you will learn about the Signal Detection Theory (SDT) model of how people make decisions about uncertain events. This tutorial explains the theory behind signal detection, covers several SDT measures of performance, and introduces Receiver-Operating Characteristics (ROCs). The tutorial is at an introductory level, but also has optional sections appropriate for more advanced students and From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Next Generation CMS Matrix for LCP This site contains a matrix that describes how functional elements within a course management system can support NLII's learner-centered practices that were identified through collaborative work done during NLII's next generation CMS focus session. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia Information concerning the search for planets outside our solar system. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Towards a developmental approach to pedagogy in accounting eduaction This paper discusses pedagogy in accounting education. Well researched and written From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 25, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Proceedings: ACER Research Conference 2005 - Using Data to Support Learning The conference was held in Melbourne, 7-9 August 2005. Included: Gage Kingsbury. Benchmarks and growth and success…Oh, my!; Lorna Earl. From accounting to accountability: Harnessing data for school improvement; John Hattie. What is the nature of evidence that makes a difference to learning?; Gabrielle Matters. Good data, bad news, good policy making; Lynn Tozer, Marilyn Holmes. Moving on from Count Me In Too: Evidence-based teaching and learning in numeracy in the early and middle years of schooling; Max Smith. Getting SMART with data in schools: Lessons from NSW; Glenn Rowley, Peter Congdon. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Alien Empire A multimedia Web companion to the PBS TV series explores the world of insects. It contains graphics, sound and animation, enhanced video, and activities for kids. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Australian Animals: a Kidcyber Integrated Unit of Work A Teacher page, Australian Animals unit of work for students K-6, with cross curriucum activities.Students will think about animals and their adaptations to their environment, gain understandings about the inter-relationships of living things, learn about issues relating to survival and conservation. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Insect's Perspective A Science and Literacy WebQuest for Grade developed as part of the San Diego Unified School District's Triton Project. This lesson will allow students the opportunity to research insects using the internet. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Txt Me: Supporting Disengaged Youth Using Mobile Technologies This project is based on the use of mobile phones as a pervasive communication tool among youth culture, and has aimed to develop recommendations and guidelines for VET providers on using this communication technology to support a sustainable learning culture with disengaged youth. Specifically, the project sought to find new ways to engage, motivate and sustain lifelong learning skills for these learners. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Indigenous Learners in the Digital Age: Recognising Skills and Knowledge This paper presents findings from an action research project conducted by the university of Ballarat that was designed to help remove barriers to recognition of prior learning through the development of a streamlined and culturally appropriate model for assessing the knowledge and skills of indigenous workers intending to gain Australian Aboriginal education. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Disability Standards for Education 2005 The primary purpose of the Standards is to clarify, and make more explicit, the obligations of education and training service providers under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA) and the rights of people with disabilities in relation to education and training. The Standards were developed through extensive consultation with education, training and disability stakeholders, as well as the involvement of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Guidelines for Developing Recycled Water Schemes in Horticulture This publication by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry surveys the perceptions of water authorities, producers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers who have contributed to Guidelines for Developing Recycled Water Schemes in Horticulture using recycled treated wastewater. The guidelines will assist the introduction of future schemes and they include matters of health and safety to protect consumers. From EdNA Online on August 24, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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