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Victorian Teaching Profession Code of Ethics The Code of Ethics is a short aspirational document based on the three values identified by teachers in Victoria as fundamentally important to their practice. These are: integrity, respect and responsibility. The Code recognises teachers' unique position of trust and influence and how this plays out in their relationships with students, parents (caregivers and guardians), colleagues and the community. Also provided is a background summary of the development of the Code of Conduct and case studies which examine each of the values of the Code of Ethics and what these values might look like From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Hummers Hit the 21st Century? Rugged and tough, new Hummer laptops from Itronix will emulate their uncompromising, all terrain siblings. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on October 7, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 2006 Many of the world's leading practitioners of advanced computer and quantitative applications in archaeology regularly attend the CAA conferences. Through the CAA2006 conference, we seek to attract and engage new researchers in the application of computer technology for research and education in human heritage; to attract people who as yet have had little exposure to the power and utility of current and developing technology. Contact: info@www.caa2006.org From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


5th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) LREC targets the integration of different types of Language Resources (LRs) - spoken, written, and other modalities - and of their respective communities. The aim of the LREC conference is to provide an overview of the present and future directions in LRs and their applications, evaluation methodologies and tools, industrial uses and needs and requirements coming from the new e-society, both with respect to policy issues and to technological and organisational ones. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


Using Sources in Your Writing - What is Plagiarism? Why Is It Regarded As Cheating? And How Can I Avoid It? A material prepared by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


RLG DigiNews, 15 August 2005, Volume 9, Number 4 A bimonthly web-based newsletter intended to: Focus on issues of particular interest and value to managers of digital initiatives with a preservation component or rationale; Provide filtered guidance and pointers to relevant projects to improve our awareness of evolving practices in image conversion and digital preservation; Announce publications (in any form) that will help staff attain a deeper understanding of digital issues. In this issue: Developing Digital Preservation Programs: the Cornell Survey of Institutional Readiness, 2003-2005, by Anne R. Kenney and Ellie Buckley; Watch This Spac From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


Learning Technology Newsletter, Volume 7 Issue 3, July 2005 The journal reports on the activities of Learning Technology Task Force including various announcements, work in progress, projects, participation opportunities, additions/modifications to the website and so on. In short, it would serve as a channel to keep everyone aware of Task Force's activities. In this issue: Guest editorial: Immersive Telelaboratories for engineering designer education; The Open Laboratory paradigm for engineering education via e-learning; On line perspiration: the laboratory experience via Web; Learning Objects design for supporting e-learning by Immersive Telelabo From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


OZCHI 2005 - Citizens Online: Considerations for Today and the Future OZCHI is Australia and New Zealand's leading forum for work in all areas of human-computer interaction. As the annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), OZCHI attracts an international community of researchers and practitioners with a wide range of interests, including usability, information architecture, interaction design, human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, design, social sciences and manag From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


Open Peer Review: A Model & An Invitation This is one model for an open peer review system. The idea is to automate a great deal of the coordination of peer review, make much of it transparent, and allow peer-reviewers to take credit for their work. This model could fit well with either an institutional repository / peer review overlay approach, or a traditional journal approach for either OA or non-OA journals, or any combination thereof. Readers are welcome to comment, peer-review, and/or experiment with software approaches based on this model, which is under the Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics' Attribution-NonCommercial- From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 4:46 a.m..


Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE 2006), As a consequence of rapid change in higher education, universities are finding themselves increasingly engaged in competition for both students and staff. Competition is stimulating universities to offer programmes in other languages (especially English), and in many cases, successfully. However, as the implementation of multilingual programmes grows, so do the challenges universities face in offering such integrated education across the breadth of their educational provision. Hence universities will be looking for solid evidence of good practice elsewhere, especially grounded in research. Thi From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


NSW Department of Education and Training - Schools Visits Program The NSW Department of Education and Training International Students Centre (ISC) organizes School Visits Programs where groups of students from overseas visit NSW government schools from a half day to three weeks. It is an opportunity to develop language skills and gain a greater understanding of other countries and cultures. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Blogger Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP. You can quickly post thoughts, interact with people and share images. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Schools Open Up to Single Sign-On The British Government's educational technology agency has picked an open source solution to give every student, parent and teacher a single secure sign-on for all web resources in schools. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


4th International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT 2006) This non-profit multiconference focuses on all areas of Information Science, Computer Science and Information Technology. We invite paper submissions for this event. Paper submission deadline is Dec. 1st 2005. The best papers of the conferences will be published in a special issue of the indexed and peer reviewed journal, Journal of Digital Information Management (http://www.dirf.org/jdim). After the conference, there is a free trip to the ancient city PETRA. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2006) IASTED’s International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications will act as an opportunity for international research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in these fields. EuroIMSA 2006 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and tutorials on a wide range of topics. All papers submitted to this conference will be evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution. EuroIMSA 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED Internatio From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


NESTA Futurelab - 2004 Articles An initiative of NESTA (the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) and sharing its philosophy of supporting risk-taking and creativity, NESTA Futurelab is about enabling everyone to become active, engaged, inspired learners throughout their lives. Included: The end of the Dead Poets Society An interview with Ralph Tabberer, Chief Executive, Teacher Training Agency, by Kim Thomas; ECSITE Annual Conference 2004, by Roy Hawkey ; A window on education An interview with Stephen Uden, Education Relations Manager, Microsoft UK, by Clare Richards; Kaleidoscope Computer Supported Colla From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 2:57 a.m..


Papers and Presentations from the 5th International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW05) The workshop provided a cross domain overview on active research and practice in all domains concerned with the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of digital objects for long-term access, with a particular focus on web archiving and studies on effective usage of this type of archives. Included: The International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), Catherine Lupovici; Web Archive's Architectural design, Julien Masan�s; Update on Heritrix development, Michael Stack; Incremental crawling with Heritrix, Kristinn Sigur�sson; WERA: providing an Interface to Web Archives, Michael From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Government Welcomes Acceptance of Skilling Agreement The Australian Government believes work on a national vocational education and training framework can begin, following recent decisions by outstanding states South Australia and New South Wales to accept the 2005–08 Commonwealth-State Agreement for Skilling Australia's Workforce. A unified VET framework would allow qualifications gained in one state to be accepted across Australia, and for national standards in the quality of those qualifications. Although it provides a share of $5 billion in attached funding the Agreement also obliges signatory states and territories to improve their a From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


College Life, Powered by Google Information about a variety of tools for handling information effectively. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia in Australian Schools Engaging Young Australians with Asia is a national policy statement identifying the broad knowledge, understandings, values and skills required to engage with Asia in the context of existing policies and practices in teaching and learning. The Statement has been endorsed by AESOC and is currently pending MCEETYA approval. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


PhD Scholarship: Sustainable Urban Water Governance $25,000pa tax free (3 years & possible 6-month extension) + research & travel Monash University, School of Geography and Environmental Science. This research project investigates the challenge of improving urban water governance. Despite attempts to implement wide-spread sustainable urban water management over the last 30 years, results have been variable, particularly at the administrative level. Over the last four years there have been a range of industry responses, including multi-million dollar 'capacity building programs'. While there has been significant focus on professional d From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


National E-learning Indicators Roadshow The 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework is holding a series of workshops across Australia to help registered training organisations (RTOs) assess the uptake of e-learning within their organisations. The workshops are being run in conjunction with the launch of a free online surveying tool and the release of the 2005 E-learning Surveys, which are the first national statistics to measure the uptake of e-learning within the vocational education and training (VET) system. Workshops will be held during October in Hobart (Thurs 6), Melbourne (Wed 12), Sydney (Tues 18), Canberra (Wed 19), Bri From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


IS&T's Archiving Conference This conference brings together technical experts to discuss the complex and widely varying topics on archiving. Techniques for preserving, cataloging, indexing and retrieving images and documents in both digital and human readable formats are subjects that will be covered in detail. Our goal is to benchmark systems that might be in place to preserve our digital and hardcopy information for the future, as well as to identify those areas where systems and technology are not yet up to the task, and further research is of high priority. Accordingly the interfacing of digital and hardcopy preserva From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


SCIPS (Strategies for the Creation of Inclusive Programmes of Study) HEFCE funded project entitled Academic Standards and Benchmark Descriptors: Developing Strategies for Inclusivity. The project aimed to support academic staff to improve access to the curriculum for disabled students and this database aims to do just that. For the purposes of this project, ten subjects were chosen and these are as follows: Computing, Dance, Drama and Performance, English, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, Music, Nursing Physiotherapy, Social Work, Veterinary Science. SCIPS offers strategies for promoting inclusive teachi From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Department of Education and Training (WA) - Schools List The website provides an alphabetical lists of all Western Australian schools (government and non-government) by school name, or education ditrict. There are also lists of education offices and other facilities. From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


UC Berkeley Courses & Events Live and On-demand Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet. UC Berkeley's live and on-demand webcasts of select courses became a service of Educational Technology Services (ETS) in partnership with Information Systems and Technology (IS&T). This technology is based on the Berkeley Internet Broadcasting System (BIBS) developed by the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC). From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Open Content Alliance (OCA) The Internet Archive, Yahoo! Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., the European Archive, HP Labs, the National Archives (UK), O’Reilly Media Inc., Prelinger Archives, the University of California, formed the Open Content Alliance (OCA) - a global consortium focused on providing open access to content while respecting the rights of copyright holders. The OCA will provide a wide range of material including cultural, historical and technological digitized print and multimedia content from libraries, archives and publishers. Content will be hosted in a single, permanent repository and complete works will be From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Minister for Mines and Energy Earth Sciences/Geology Scholarship 2006 The successful applicant will receive $12,000 over three years to assist with tertiary studies in earth sciences or geology at Charles Darwin University. The scholarship program is administered under the Northern Territory Government's Building the Territory’s Resource Base initiative. Applications close on 1 November 2005. For more detailed information and an application form visit www.minerals.nt.gov.au From EdNA Online on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Newton's Castle This inquiry based resource is a designated Learning Fountain, Blue Web'n and Landmark Project and listed in the ISTE and EDna Year of Physics 2005 directories. Explore Newton's Castle to learn about his discoveries and secret life. Learn about color, optical illusions, observations from nature and fascinating facts about how cars roll up hill and why dogs chase cars. There are several Project Legal (TIPS) lessons included regarding copyright and censorship issues and a Newton Timeline. Take the quiz and get a perfect score to gain access to the treasures contained in the Museum of M From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Newton's Castle Explore Newton's Castle to learn about his discoveries and secret life, and fascinating facts about how cars roll up hill and why dogs chase cars. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


NACA 4-Digit Series JAVA applet to generate NACA 4-Digit Airfoils from user input. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


IRROTATIONAL PLANE FLOWS OF AN INVISCID FLUID Excellent presentation of inviscid flow around airfoils and other shapes that includes graphical representations of various flow fields. Includes an interactive tutorial on the Joukowski Transformation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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