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Flooding In England The flooding pages here on England’s Environment Agency web site offer a lot to learn. The Thames Barrier, shown in the icon at the left, is an example of a means to prevent the flooding of a city - in this case London. The barrier has been closed 55 times since 1983 to protect the [...] From Golden Swamp on September 6, 2005 at 6:17 p.m..

Merlot Building Block for Blackboard Quick Reference Guide The MERLOT Building Block allows instructors to search for educational materials available through the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Learning Object Repository directly from Blackboard, saving time and additional steps. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 6, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..

The red doom-laden head and other great ideas Fantastic chat with Andrew Field (he of SchoolHistory fame) last night. We've been corresponding for ages, but only just now got to speak. I am a huge admirer of SchoolHistory, and it was that more than anything that persuaded me that Yacapaca tests should be delivered in Flash. Andrew has not used Yacapaca before, so I assigned him a trial account, hoping to get feedback by half term at least. Seems I'd not quite grasped Andrew's timescale; shortly before midnight two pages of absolutely top notch feedback From Chalkface: Blog on September 6, 2005 at 4:26 a.m..

Comments Invited on VET Bandwidth Discussion Paper A discussion paper examining bandwidth issues in the vocational education and training (VET) system is now available and open for comment. The paper is an initiative of the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's Access to Bandwidth project, which is working towards a national high capacity telecommunications backbone which will allow the VET system to cost-effectively share information and resources online. Comments on the paper will be received until 5 pm EST on Friday 23 September 2005, and will inform an options paper to be released in early 2006. From EdNA Online on September 6, 2005 at 1:25 a.m..

Educational Research Conference This year's conference is particularly focused on teachers, which is reflected in the keynote address that will be presented by Dr Lawrence Ingvarson - Research Director of ACER (Teaching and Learning). The proposed title is: Current Research into Teachers’ Education in Australia. From EdNA Online on September 6, 2005 at 1:25 a.m..

AARNet Middleware A comprehensive collection of information about Middleware - definitions, developments, initiatives, projects, in Australia and overseas. From EdNA Online on September 6, 2005 at 12:25 a.m..

Knowledge Tree E-journal Call for Papers The Knowledge Tree: an e-Journal of Learning Innovation provides a platform for the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's VET E-Learning International Project to share research and innovation in global e-learning practice. The journal is calling for articles, case studies and reports on research and practice for edition 7, Tensions in the Convergence of Technology and Pedagogy and edition 8, Tensions in the Convergence of E-learning and E-business. Closing dates for contributions are 16 September 2005 and 18 November 2005 for editions 7 and 8 respectively. Contribution guidelines From EdNA Online on September 6, 2005 at 12:25 a.m..

Ameritrade Education Center This is a commercial site (without commercials or popups) that offers a thorough yet non-technical overview of all types of financial instruments including stocks and bonds. It goes into some detail to explain the pricocess of offering stocks and bonds. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 6, 2005 at 12:25 a.m..

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