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VTrain, the Vocabulary Software VTrain (Vocabulary Trainer) is flashcard program that tests you on Question/Answer flashcards and draws up a schedule of repetitions, so that you will not forget what you learn. VTrain is a tool for Windows used in 25 universities. Its unique spaced learning system guarantees you will remember any foreign word for years with only a few repetitions per year. VTrain includes a multilingual multimedia-enabled editor. From EdNA Online on October 12, 2005 at 10:31 p.m..


BBC languages - real Chinese The accompanying online resource to the BBC educational television series, Real China, introduces basic words and phrases to students of conversational Mandarin Chinese. The Web site is divided into ten units covering everyday situations and topics, including: tone sounds; introducing yourself and your family; ordering food; shopping; and public transport. Each unit features stills from the series, and users can choose to view phrases in pinyin or in English translation, and can listen to their sound files with no need to download. At the end of each topic, users can view a short excerpt from From New Humbul Resources on October 12, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Danwei : media, advertising, and urban life in China Danwei is a website that provides news and commentary about Chinese media, advertising and urban life. The format has expanded somewhat over the past few years from a more straightforward media weblog to include a selection of news feeds, short introductions to lifestyle issues of interest to China-based expatriates, as well as some paid advertisements. The site's mainstay is the regular (almost daily) tracking of mainland Chinese media through short reviews of the mainland Chinese press, often accompanied by digital images of the front page of major newspapers and translations of selec From New Humbul Resources on October 12, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The China www virtual library - internet guide for Chinese studies The China WWW Virtual library website is a widely consulted gateway for online material related to all aspects of the study of Greater China. The China WWW Virtual Library, maintained by the Department of Chinese Studies of Heidelberg University and collaborators elsewhere, forms part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library. The guide provides brief descriptions of recommended Web resources that can be accessed either through a search function or browsing by resource type (such as: academic institutions; library resources; news media; scholarly journals; online full text sources) or by topic From New Humbul Resources on October 12, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Zhongguo guo jia tu shu guan - Zhongguo guo jia shu zi tu shu guan The Web site of the National Library of China is an online guide to the collections and facilities of the fifth largest library in the world. Via a series of links from its main page, the Web site provides textual and statistical information on: the type and number of library holdings; library databases; special collections; services for readers; and the library's affiliated institutions. The online catalogue (OPAC) allows any user to search the library's collections by simply clicking the 'guest' button. Although the connection to the database can be slow and occasionally From New Humbul Resources on October 12, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Digital research library : modern China studies As part of the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library, a selection of works from the University's East Asian Library were digitised and made available on this Modern China Studies website in a pilot project. The 36 titles were selected on the basis of their value as rare and unique books from the library's collection of early and mid-20th century materials. The selections, all dating from before 1955, include approximately 10,500 pages from 36 monographs and reference books on history, literature, education, law, politics and economics. The works can be selected f From New Humbul Resources on October 12, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Baidu - quan qiu zui da Zhong wen sou suo yin qing Reputed to be China's most popular search engine, Baidu resembles Google in both design and functionality and, in fact, is now owned in small part by Google. The name, Baidu, was reportedly inspired by a Song dynasty poem, and translates roughly as a "hundred directions". Baidu offers a Chinese language version of many of the features familiar to Google users, such as: advanced search options; news and image searches; message boards; website directory; Baidu local; and browser search bar. In addition, Baidu is constantly adding new features, such as: a MP3 search feature that functions li From New Humbul Resources on October 12, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Screen Protector for Powerbooks An informal report on Maxupgrade's iProtect screen protector, and MaxProtect II powerbook case. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on October 12, 2005 at 6:00 p.m..


Stalinka A digital library of visual images connected with the life and career of Joseph Stalin. An accompanying library of texts is under construction. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 12, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


2005 Education Portal Survey Report Released The Government Education Portal User Satisfaction Survey 2005 Report is now available online. It describes an increase in overall satisfaction with the Portal and an increase in the usefulness rating of 'search', 'new resources' and 'hot topics'. Survey results also indicate an increasing trend in respondents using search engines as their first point of call for finding information on the Internet. From EdNA Online on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Young Australian Reader's Awards (YARA) Voting 2005 It is now time for the students of Australia to choose their favourite book for 2005. Any K-12 student residing in Australia is eligible to vote. They may be in state schools, independent schools, home schools or involved in distance education. Each student may only vote for one book and may only vote once. Only books first published in 2004 or 2005 created by Australian authors and/or illustrators intended for audiences in the K-12 range are eligible for consideration. Voting commences on Monday, October 10, 2005 and votes must be received before 6.00pm on Friday, October 21, 2005 to be inclu From EdNA Online on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


CD-ROM Collection Highlights VET Industry Research The results of five VET industry research projects conducted by the 2000-04 Australian Flexible Learning Framework are now available in a CD-ROM compilation. The projects aimed to identify and communicate successful flexible learning solutions for increasing the quality and uptake of structured training in Australian workplaces. The collection also includes findings of research carried out between 2002 and 2005 on the progress of e-learning in transport and distribution training. The CD-ROM is provided in both Flash and accessible HTML formats and available free on request from the 2005 Framew From EdNA Online on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Microsoft Education Seminar 2005 - Melbourne The Microsoft Education Seminar 2005 aims to highlight new ways to use technology in the classroom in order to inspire and engage students. Learn how to prepare technology-rich lesson plans that support the Australian K-12 curriculum. Seminar sessions include: Innovative Teachers Award -State Winners' Presentations, 'Enrich Teaching with Technology', and ICT Education Information Session. From EdNA Online on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Reason to Rock: Rock Music as Art Form An online book on the aesthetics of rock music. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


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Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. An entomologists delight, this site features a variety of bugs that can be viewed through a simulated SEM. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


The Non-Linear Lab An introduction to non-linear systems From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


U.S. Historical Documents National Archives Web site with links to U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and many other documents. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Multinational Corporations A factfile from the UK Catholic Agency for Overseas Development about Multinational corporations (MNCs) which it defines as businesses that have operations in more than one country. The site discusses whether MNCs help or harm workers in developing countries, outlines the duties of MNCs in terms of corporate social responsibility, ethical codes and global governance. From Recent Items on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Play Fair: Respect Workers' Rights in the Sportswear Industry Play Fair was a campaign for workers' rights in the sportswear industry that focussed on the 2004 Olympic Games. The site includes information on aspects of the campaign, how the targetted companies have responded, and a case study on labour conditions in an Indonesian clothing factory. From Recent Items on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has developed a code of labour practice, known as the Base Code, reflecting the most relevant international standards with respect to labour practices throughout the world. ETI member companies are expected to adopt this Base Code, or to adopt their own code so long as it incorporates the Base Code. The Base Code which is accompanied by a set of general principles concerning implementation, provides a foundation for ETI's philosophy of learning. From Recent Items on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Sri Lanka Workers Project (Ethical Trading Initiative) This training leaflet was produced for a Sri Lanka Garment Project by the organisation Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) working to promote and improve the implementation of corporate codes of practice and labour conditions. This leaflet aims to inform workers in Sri Lanka's clothing industry about their rights and working conditions, and encourage them to work together with employers and non-government organisations to develop their industry. The 31 page leaflet is a 4.6MB pdf file containing large colourful images and may be slow to download. From Recent Items on October 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


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