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E-learning in Tertiary Education: Where Do We Stand? E-learning is becoming increasingly prominent in tertiary education. Rationales for its development vary and include widening access to education, on-campus pedagogic innovation, enhancement of distance learning, organisational change, knowledge-sharing and revenue generation. The study is based on a qualitative survey of practices and strategies carried out by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) at 19 tertiary education institutions from 11 OECD member countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdo From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Virtual Shanghai Virtual Shanghai is an online project from the Institut d'Asie Orientale (a collaboration of Asian scholars from three Lyon universities) and the University of California, Berkeley, containing maps, photographs and essays that record the history of Shanghai from the mid-nineteenth century. While the 'Presentation' section offers an introduction to the Web site, the 'Documents' section contains two articles by the renowned China scholar Christian Henriot (which can be downloaded in pdf format) and promises to feature original documents from the period. The 'Images& From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Chinese poems Chinese Poems is an online collection of poems from the Tang and Song dynasties. From links on the main page, users can read works by poets including: Du Fu; Li Bai; Wang Wei; and Ouyang Xiu. Short biographies are included on the main page, and each section includes the original poem (which can be displayed in complicated or simplified characters), its pinyin romanisation, an English translation and a word by word translation. Users can also read book reviews on Tang poetry collections and criticism. Chinese Poems also acts as a gateway to other online resources on traditional Chinese poetry From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Red color news soldier The online resource for the touring exhibition, Red Color News Soldier, introduces the pictures of Li Zhensheng, a photographer for the Heilongjiang Daily, who chronicled the destruction and political factionalism of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). This online version of the exhibition (first held in Paris in 2003) is divided into five chronological parts, covering the initial idealistic phase of the Cultural Revolution to its disintegration in the final years before Mao's death in 1976. Each section has a short textual introduction to the period. Commentary on individual photographs c From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Timeline China Timeline China is an online resource from BBC news that explains the key events in modern China from 1986 onwards. The main page consists of the chronology itself, including such events as the 1989 Tiananmen incident, Deng Xiaoping's death, and the 2005 anti-Japanese protests. Users can also view special features on the Three Gorges Dam project and can access a country profile, which includes textual and audio-visual material on socio-economic statistics, the Chinese leadership and the media. The main page also contains links to archived multimedia resources, including: the radio announce From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

A joint study of the Sino-Japanese war The online resource charting a multi-year international project, A Joint Study of the Sino-Japanese War presents conference proceedings from meetings analysing the events and legacy of the 1937-1945 war, lists relevant resources in several languages, and keeps users abreast of recent publications in the field. The Web site is hosted by Harvard University. From the main page, users can access detailed conference proceedings, dating from 2000. While papers and bibliographies from the 2000 conference panels must be downloaded in pdf format, abstracts and reviews for the subsequent meetings are ac From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

The oracle of Delphi and ancient oracles This useful and well-organised online resource is an annotated list of links to websites which provide information on ancient Greek and Roman oracles. The intended audience of the sites which are included ranges from school-aged children to academic researchers and teachers. A general section on oracles provides links to articles and sites on divination, religion, cult and philosophy in general. There are then individual sections on Delphi, Dodona, Didyma and other oracles (including that of Zeus Ammon at Siwa and others in Asia Minor). Links to online reviews of relevant books are also includ From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Bioethics.com This website was created with the aim of improving public discussion on bioethics by providing global information on news and issues related to the subject. Users can access various news reports going back to the late 1990s on the following topics: Biotechnology and Future Technologies; Cloning; End of Life; Genetics; Health Care; Reproductive Technologies; Research Ethics; and Stem Cell Research. The resource, which also makes available a calendar of events, job listings and an extensive list of links to other bioethics websites, is sponsored by the Henriksen Charitable Trust. (Kartina A. Cho From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Tolle, lege! Latin for reading practice The Tolle, lege! website provides a selection of easy Latin texts with the aim of helping those who have learned basic grammar to read the language in context. Tips are given on how to go about reading and translating, and each text incorporates basic vocabulary and grammatical structures in order to aid understanding. Most of the texts, which are in manageable bite-sized chunks, are composed or adapted rather than being extracts from genuine ancient texts. They could nonetheless be used as translation tests for students at beginners' level. One section of the site provides more difficult From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

The Petronian society ancient novel web page This is the website of the Petronian Society, which is devoted to the study and appreciation of the ancient novel; the genre flourished from the second century AD onwards. Previous issues of the Society's newsletter (dating back to 1970) can be found online here; this includes articles relating to the ancient novel, notices of recently published books/papers, and information about relevant conferences. As well as the newsletter, the site offers resources for the study of Greek and Latin novels, including detailed plot summaries of various works. These include: Chariton's Chaereas and From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Traditio classicorum : the fortuna of the classical authors to the year 1650 This resource, compiled by Charles Lohr of the University of Freiburg, is essentially a vast online bibliography of books and articles relating to the reception of classical authors and texts throughout Europe up to 1650. It deals with publications in most major European languages. Organised alphabetically by ancient author, the list covers works dealing with translations, adaptations and transmission of texts as well as, for example, productions of ancient drama, the influence of ancient philosophy and the broader impact of Greek and Latin texts on modern western literature and education. Eve From New Humbul Resources on September 14, 2005 at 10:29 p.m..

Mysteries of Earth and Mars An EdNA Online theme page created to support teachers and students who are part of the Jason Expedition 2005/2006, this page should prove useful to all who are studying space exploration, space expeditions, and life in space. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

Carl's Corner This website has been created by an American classroom teacher to provide resources and materials for classroom teachers, reading and resource specialists, speech therapists, parents and students in the area of language arts. There are lessons, worksheets, sorting cards, games, articles, calendars, small books, booklists, poems, and songs. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

GOOGLE EARTH This website allows you to examine virtually any section of the planet via satellite images. Easy to pull up any satellite image on the spot! You will need to download the free version of google earth. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

Taken' Care of Business This 12 minute free video is designed to introduce high school students th accounting as a career. The video is available at both low and high broadband speeds. From this page click on the CPA Recruitment/Career Development link. Taken' Care of Business is the first video in the list. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

New Widescreen Z Series Thinkpads A new range of Thinkpads from Lenovo, the Z-Series, will feature widescreen displays, and magnesium alloy roll cages. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

Famous Polish Men And Women The page here is part of a large website hosted by the government of Poland describing the nation — presented in six languages. The selected biographies of famous Polish men and women are only a small slice of the vast amount of information offered in this extensive official resource. Biography From Golden Swamp on September 14, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..

Funding Boost for Best Buddies Programme 'Best Buddies', an innovative programme dedicated to enhancing the lives of young people with intellectual disability, will receive funding of $100,000 from the Australian Government. Developing Best Buddies around Australia will assist the social interaction of people with an intellectual disability, and raise awareness in the wider community about the important contribution that they can make to the wider community. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..

Tutorial Voucher Initiative for the NT The Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training, will deliver the pilot Tutorial Voucher Initiative in Territory schools, benefiting up to 671 local children. Under this key initiative, the Australian Government will provide the parents of Northern Territory children, who were below the Year 3 national reading benchmark in 2003, with a reading voucher worth $700. Further information is available on the DEST website. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..

Interactive Mathematics This site contains interactive demonstrations of mathematics, ranging from algebra and trigonometry to statistics and calculus. Mini lessons include definitions, formulas, examples, and exercises connecting concepts to the real world. It is intended for use by students and teachers at the secondary and undergraduate levels, and by those who simply have a liking for the world of mathematics. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..

19th IDP Australian International Education Conference The IDP Australian International Education Conference brings together those working in higher, secondary and vocational education, government and non-government agencies, the corporate sector, multilateral funding agencies and others, to consider international education and development issues. Topics will be very much “industry focussed”, embracing such areas as the need to diversify countries of intake, fields of study and modes of delivery for international education. High level strategy and policy sessions will be complimented by realistic approaches and long-term marketing strategies f From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..

Xplora - Resources This site from European Schoolnet contains online resources for science teaching and learning. They include website links, lesson plans, learning objects and more. A search can be made using age, keyword, language and subject. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..

ACPET Vic Seminar-Protect the Reputation of your Institution: Proactive Measures to Minimise Student/Staff Qualification Fraud Qualification fraud has reached epidemic proportions around the world. Statistics suggest that, on average, over twenty percent of all applicants for employment positions falsify their academic credentials. Educational institutions are not immune to this quandary, and are prime targets for those who place in individuals with academic credentials. Protect your credibility and learn about the wacky world of degree mills and diploma mills, a multi million dollar industry which preys on the innocent and benefits the ‘less-than-scrupulous’. Share George Brown’s doctoral experience and learn a From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Perth and Tasmania Australian Technical Colleges Announced Bids to establish Australian Technical Colleges in the south Perth and north Tasmania regions have been green lit, bringing the number of colleges nationwide to fifteen. The Tasmanian college is aiming for a start-up date of the 2006 school year, with Perth to follow in 2007. Both colleges will divide their activities between two campuses. Australian Technical Colleges allow secondary students to commence training in a traditional trade through a school-based New Apprenticeship while at the same time completing academic subjects leading to a Year 12 certificate. From EdNA Online on September 14, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Excitable Cells Site from an online biology textbook written by J. W. Kimball. This section on excitable cells gives a concise overview of the signaling properties of neurons. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 14, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

The Brain from Top to Bottom! This site devoted to the brain includes an incredible amount of information. You can browse the site by topic, level of explanation (beginner, intermediate, & advanced), level of organization (cellular, molecular, neurological, psychological, & social), module, or guided tour. The site already contains over 70 presentations on the brain (and it is still under development)! To give a sampling, the topics include: neurons, neural transmission, glial cells, memory, long-term potentiation, amnesia, how drug impact neurotransmitters, fear, anxiety, the evolution of the brain, the neuromuscular junc From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 14, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Art; Technology Integration Resources for K-5 Art This art based website provides links to art sites that provide you with lesson plan ideas, webquests, on lne lessons, art games, printable coloring and activity sheets, online activies and much more. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 14, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education This is a web site that will eventually include six modules that address disaster preparedness. The modules are 1) The Tipping Point (a plane crashes into college football stadium during a football game); 2) Incident Management System; 3) Biological; 4) Chemical; 5) Nuclear/Radiation; 6) Your Role in Emergency Response. At present users can access three of the modules. The website also includes educational competencies for disaster preparedness; an outline of a curriculum; and references. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 14, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

OECD Rates Australia as World Leader for Science Graduates Australia has one of the highest rates of tertiary science graduates compared to other OECD countries, according the annual Education at a Glance report released by the OECD. The report revealed that in Australia there were 2,948 male science graduates per 100,000 employed males compared to the OECD average of 1,875. There were also 1,670 female science graduates per 100,000 females in the relevant cohort compared to the OECD average of 1,100. The report found that 31% of Australians aged 25-64 have a tertiary qualification compared to the OECD country mean of 24%. The report also shows that 6 From EdNA Online on September 13, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

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