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ESOS Reforms Taskforce Established The ESOS Reforms Taskforce has been established to progress the implementation of the recommendations arising from the independent evaluation of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000. In October, DEST will undertake an initial round of information sessions for industry in states and territories. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions please contact the ESOS Reforms Taskforce esostaskforce@dest.gov.au by 13 October 2005. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Macquarie Uni Launches Open Source Teaching Macquarie University's Learning Activity Management System (LAMS) Foundation has announced the LAMS Community, a global community Web site for teachers and developers who use the open source LAMS software for collaborative learning. The LAMS Community lets teachers share so-called "digital lesson plans" that can be delivered online with students, and to discuss their experiences using LAMS. Computerworld, 6 October 2005 From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Interactive Lessons - Helps Students with Science Lesson A newspaper article highlighting positive effects of using SMART Boards in the classroom. According to the article students are mesmerized by the interactive whiteboard and truly enjoyed working with it. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


To Blacklist or to Whitelist? Ian Sands from St. Edmunds School in Portsmouth is both a customer for our Applied ICT GCSE online course and long-standing friend of Chalkface. Recently he asked us for a complete list of all sites linked to from within the course. There are hundreds, and it's a list we actively maintain so it changes over time. We compiled the list, but wanted to know why he needed it. It turns out that St. Edmunds has introduced a whitelisting system, i.e. on From Chalkface: Blog on October 6, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Art History Club Art History Encyclopedia, News and Forum From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Department of Education and Training (WA) - Research This website of the Research and Planning Unit of the Western Australian Department of Education and Training provides abstracts of research undertaken by staff on education related topics. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Creativity Workshop in Bruges Creativity Workshops develop imagination through using a unique series of exercises in memoir, creative writing, visual arts, sense perception, brainstorming, and storytelling. A course for anyone curious about their creative process. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 4:51 a.m..


Creativity Workshop in Prague Creativity Workshops develop imagination through using a unique series of exercises in memoir, creative writing, visual arts, sense perception, brainstorming, and storytelling. A course for anyone curious about their creative process. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 4:51 a.m..


E-learning survey suggests increased uptake in VET sector Eighty-five per cent of teachers and trainers in Australia's VET system are using e-learning, according to a recent national survey. The survey, conducted by the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework, examined the use, impact, and uptake of e-learning in the VET sector from the perspective of registered training organisations (RTOs), students, employers, and teachers and trainers. The survey of students found 94% of those polled have encountered some form of e-learning during their training or study, and around 73% felt e-learning has improved their employment options. Coinciding wi From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 4:51 a.m..


Partnering for Professionalism Learnscope Project Project blog for Qld Learnscope project designed to build collaboration between TAFE, schools and registered private training providers in the area of flexible learning and online learning for VET. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 4:51 a.m..


NESTA Futurelab - viewpoint article - School's out: the end of standardised education Lecture given at the University of East London Research Symposium (9 February 2005) By Kevin Carey, Director, humanITy. The writer believes that UK schools are failing in four quite distinct ways; in terms of: methodology. curriculum, inclusion and choice. He believes that modern technology offers education the capacity to reform through e-learning, blended learning and personalised learning plans. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Comparing School Systems across Australia An address by the Chairman of the Australian Government Productivity Commission, Gary Banks, to the ANZSOG conference, 'Schooling in the 21st Century: Unlocking Human Potential' in Sydney on 28 September 2005. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


PlaySport: Teaching kids games by playing games PlaySport is a website with all kinds of great activities designed to help kids, ages six to twelve, develop an understanding and competency of the skills and tactics associated with playing sports. Teachers, coaches and camp counselors can all benefit from this resource. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Sport Link Up Northern Territory Youth, parents and teachers will now have access to up to date and comprehensive information on various sports. This site offers information on 27 different sports with contact information for clubs, healthy lifestyle tips and school holiday programs. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Young Achievement Australia - A Business Enterprise Program The Business Enterprise program develops the enterprising capacities of students in primary school to high school by introducing them to the world of business. Students start, develop and run a real life business. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Tools for Your Trade funds toolkits for apprentices The Australian Government's Tools for Your Trade initiative will provide toolkits to the value of $800 for eligible New Apprentices over the next five years. Apprentices who commence training from 1 July 2005 in a trade experiencing skills needs will receive a toolkit after completing the first three months of their apprenticeship. Eligible vocations include toolmaker, motor mechanic, electrician, plumber and chef; a complete list is available at the New Apprenticeships website. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Teaching and Learning Forum 2006 This is an annual event for all academic staff and all those interested in teaching and learning in higher education including those from administrative and support areas as well as students. The theme for 2006 is Experience of Learning and the program includes papers, keynote and panel sessions and time for open discussion on a range of teaching and learning issues. Aimed at staff at WA universities, the Forum attracts participants from interstate and overseas. From EdNA Online on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


University of Wisconsin System Curricular Redesign Grant Deliverables Teaching materials for courses in Bioinformatics, Project Management, Database management Systems, Systems Analysis and Design and Operations Management can be found at this site. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Cultural Savvy Synergistic group of global specialists providing information, country reports, articles, tips, helpful links and resources about the Pacific Rim. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Mathematics Animated This site contains more than three dozen animations on various topics including the Pythagorean Theorem, the unit circle as used in defining trig functions, inversion and squaring in the complex plane, and many others pertaining to calculus and its associated analytic geometry. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Personnel Decisions International Personnel Decisions International (PDI) helps organizations around the world improve their performance and achieve strategic results through people. There is a learning center provides articles and resources From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


HRMGuide .net International HR Portal The HRM Guide Network offers a huge number of entirely free pages of HR-related content and links. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The OU Calculus I Problem Archive As the title says, this is a collection of Calculus I problems. At the user's discretion, the site provides the answer, a hint, or a detailed solution for each problem. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Building a Web Site This site provides practical insight into starting a Web site. It covers topics from planning, understanding copyright, finding a host, publicizing your site and maintenance. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Good Science website Great if you are pressed for time and want to do a mini-lab. Also good for science articles that kids can understand in their terms. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Lesson Plans 4 Teachers: Hurricane Lessons The website provides links to resources on the topic of hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina. From EdNA Online on October 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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