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HTAA Annual Conference Presented by the History Teachers' Association of South Australia, the theme of the 2005 Annual conference is Heritage, History, Here & Now. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Birds of Australia This page created by an Australian teacher-librarian Jackie Miers, contains links to sites with facts and information about nine common Australian birds, organised according to complexity. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


DCMI Conference Papers 2002-2004 Simon Fraser University has hosted a repository that provides access to the papers and posters delivered at Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Conferences from 2002 through 2004. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


GMC guidance on good practice This website displays the latest version of ethical guidelines issued by the General Medical Council (GMC) to medical practitioners in the UK. Embedded within these are principles of good practice and standards of competence, care and conduct that patients and interested parties can come to expect of doctors. Areas highlighted and commented upon include: the duties of a doctor; good medical practice; consent; confidentiality; research; the withholding and withdrawal of life-prolonging treatments; serious communicable diseases; the role of doctors in the management of health services; antenatal From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


BMA - Ethics This website on Ethics is maintained by the British Medical Association (BMA). It allows access to a wide range of materials produced by the Association like Reports/Guidance, Codes of Practice, leaflets, press releases, and discussion documents. Topics considered include: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); doctors' responsibilities in child protection cases; parental responsibility in relation to medical decision-making; confidentiality; consent and capacity; the care and treatment of detainees; end of life issues (e.g. refusal of treatment, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, the From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Human cloning - ethical issues This website connects readers to the online version of 'Human Cloning - Ethical Issues', a booklet published by UNESCO in 2004. The work starts by giving a brief historical review of cloning - 'the laboratory-aided replication of a strand of DNA that is used to produce an identical being'. It then describes the developments that have taken place with animals (photographs supplied) before proceeding to address the ethical issues surrounding human cloning. It explores also whether adult stem cells can replace embryonic stem cells and if research cloning is different from repr From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


History's medical mysteries The Web site "History's Medical Mysteries" has been compiled by Mary Harrsch at the Network and Management Information Systems College of Education, University of Oregon. It consists of exmaminations of several historical medical mysteries, which have been re-examined by a panel of doctors led by Dr Philip A. Mackowiak, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. These essays, downloadable in pdf format, provide a modern insight into ancient and more modern deaths of the famous. The essays have been published in the American Journal of Medicine and make for intriguing reading, possi From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Alpha galileo The Web site "Alpha Galileo" aims to link journalists and academic experts through presenting information to a wider audience. The site requires registration and a subscription and users must register as either contributors (experts) or journalists. There is the possibility of touring the site without a subscription. The sections are divided into: science; arts; technology; health; society; and humanities. There is a list of press releases and a useful calendar of anniversaries and events, as well as recommended books. This is particularly useful for archaeologists and others wishing to dissem From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Jewish national and university library The Jewish National and University Library Web site gives information on the collections of the Jewish National and University Library. It contains an extensive collection of electronic journals, the library catalogue, and a selective bibliography of articles covering the various fields of Jewish studies. Other resources include: The National Bibliography 'Kiryat Sefer'; early Hebrew newspapers; an online treasury of Talmudic manuscripts; a Kettubot collection; ancient maps of Jerusalem; index of articles on Jewish studies; and the National Sound Archives. The Web site is availabe in From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Giles Pickford collection The Giles Pickford Collection is a major online collection of photographs originally held at the Australian National University, Canberra, allowing viewers a glimpse into China towards the end of the Qing dynasty. The photographs were mostly taken by Lancelot Giles (1878-1934), a student interpreter at the British Consular, Beijing, from 1899. Users can employ the search facility to locate particular images, or can browse the 315 photographs featured on the site. Photographs range from family portraits to pictures of famous tourist sites and personalities, including Li Hung-chang (Li Hongzhang From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Becoming American : the Chinese experience The accompanying Web site to the PBS television series Becoming American: The Chinese Experience acts as a viewers' guide, provides eyewitness accounts of American attitudes to Chinese immigration, and allows users to watch sections of the programmes. From the main page of the site, users will find links to eyewitness accounts of being Chinese-American (from first generation immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century to successful artists and business people in the early twenty-first century), outlines of the programmes, and a timeline of main events in the history of Chinese immigrants in From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The story of the revolution 'The Story of the Revolution' Web site has been produced by the BBC World Service and gives an insight into the views of key players in the Iranian revolution of 1979. Audio files in Persian and transcripts in English are available of statements by key players in the revolution. The context is the departure of the Shah on January 16, 1979. The focus of the statements is on the power struggle between the Government left by the Shah - led by the Prime Minister, Dr Bakhtiar - and the provisional Government announced by Ayatollah Khomeini. The site consists of four parts: Ayatollah Khome From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Central Zionist archives The 'Central Zionist archives' Web site gives information on the work and activities of the Central Zionist archives (CZA) in Israel which hold the records of the Zionist movement 1880 - 1970. The CZA aims to collect and encourage the use of docuimentation held by the World Zionist Organisation, the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Fund and the World Jewish Congress. These records focus on the growth of the Zionist movement throughout the world, the development of the Jewish communities in Palestine, as well as other aspects of the history of the Jewish people. The Web site is enha From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Islamic art The 'Islamic Art' Web site has been developed to supplement and accompany the Islamic galleries at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is intended as a general introduction to Islamic art and it draws upon examples from the museum's rich collections. This includes works from an area which covers a range of areas from southern Spain to Central Asia, and a chronology that spans the seventh to the nineteenth century. Following an introduction, the Web site is divided into four chronological sections: the history and art of the early Islamic period; the history and art of the e From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Al-mashriq : the Levant The 'Al-Mashriq : the Levant' Web site is a collection of annotated links on the cultural heritage of the eastern Mediterranean. All the countries of the Levant (al-Mashriq) are covered: Israel; Lebanon; Jordan; and Syria. This site provides a particular focus on Lebanon. Subject areas include archaeology, architecture, history, music and religon. Each subject area has a number of selected internet resources some of which are hosted on the Al-Mashriq server whilst others are external Web sites. This rich resource contains over 35,000 documents on a wide range of topics. For example, From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Eureth.net 'Eureth.net' is an internet portal dedicated to European bioethics. This webpage serves as an entry point to EUROETHICS (a bibliographic and literature database concerned with medical ethics and biomedical ethics) and ENDEBIT (a literature database on ethics in non-medical biotechnology). The site also contains a section which deals with the scientific, legal and ethical aspects of several bioethics topics like genetically modified foods, predictive genetic diagnosis and research involving humans. Other services available include the provision of a bioethics events calendar (which en From New Humbul Resources on September 21, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


J.K.Rowling Official Site - Harry Potter and more At the official JK Rowling Website it is possible to read about the author and what inspired and still inspires the Harry Potter series. The very latest news and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available as well as information about characters and extracts from the books. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Newton's Castle A stimulating journey into the revelations of Sir Issac Newton. Learn about his discovery of gravity and optical theories. Learn why cars roll uphill, why dogs chase cars and Newton's secret library. Free newsletter and postcards. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Hurricane Rita As Hurricane Rita threatens the coast of the United States, the information here is a striking example of how focused what we need to know can be with the Internet. If the people of Galveston had 1% of what can be learned from this webpage in the days before the 1900 disaster, thousands of lives [...] From Golden Swamp on September 21, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Laptops Mandatory at ISU? New students joining ISU in the autumn of 2007 will find notebook computers are mandatory. The Indiana university is one of America's elite wireless campuses. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 21, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


First Australian IPv6 Summit This will be the first Summit on Internet Protocol Version 6 to be held in Australia. It will bring together practitioners and expert speakers from leading companies and research organisations from around the world. Largescale deployment of IPv6 is being planned now in Asia, North America and Europe. This new and more powerful protocol for Internet technology offers substantial opportunities for innovation, with inbuilt mobility, manageability and security. The Summit will focus on ways Australian organisations can take advantage of new opportunities, as innovative users of Internet technologi From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 4:53 a.m..


Why Girls don't get IT While the technology industry is showing signs of growth, women are fewer than one in four of computer science students. Female attitudes towards a career in this area will be examined as part of a landmark three-year study launched across three states involving 22 high schools. The project, which is expected to involve more than 1000 students, will explore how girls might be encouraged to enter the IT field. Australian IT 20 September 2005 From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 4:05 a.m..


St Luke's Grammar School St. Luke's Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational day school for boys and girls from preschool to Year 12 situated on the northern beaches of Sydney. The mission of St. Luke's Grammar School is to provide girls and boys with a high quality education, within a learning community based on Christian beliefs and practice, which will enable students to develop their individual abilities and contribute positively to the world in which they live. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 4:05 a.m..


Imagining the Future Competition National ICT Australia's Imagining the Future competition is aimed at unearthing ideas that will drive the future of information and communications technology (ICT). University students from around Australia will be invited to originate unique projects with the potential to become future realities. National ICT Australia Media Centre 19 September 2005 From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 4:05 a.m..


Transforming Higher Education for the Knowledge Society 2006 SEAAIR Conference to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia. Sub-themes include ICT in Higher Education, Higher Education Management, Quality and continuous Improvement in Higher Education, Case-Studies and Success Stories and Institutional Research. Target audience include Academics, Higher Education Managers, Technology Applicators in Higher Education, IT Practioners, Institutional Researchers and Quality Practioners and Applicators in Higher Education. All papers will be refereed and published in ISBN proceedings. From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


Call for Research Proposals for Clean Air Programme The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals or organisations wishing to undertake research into the management of air quality in Australia, through the Clean Air Research Programme. Guidelines and Expressions of Interest forms are on the Department of the Environment and Heritage's website. 21 September 2005 From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 2:12 a.m..


Teach and Learn Online (TALO) Swap/Meet Teach and Learn Online (TALO) eGroup will be having their annual get together in Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia on October 21 - 22. Anyone interested in teaching and learning online is welcome to come along and its free! From EdNA Online on September 21, 2005 at 2:12 a.m..


Sampling in Social Research This learning object is intended to serve as a tutorial to teach sampling in social research. Its purpose is to explain the uses of probability sampling to students of introductory social research methods, demonstrate applications of various sampling strategies and provide reinforcement in the form of an online quiz. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 21, 2005 at 2:12 a.m..


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