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Wieder frei: Österreichische Plakate 1945-1955 Wieder Frei (Free Again) is an online exhibition of Austrian posters covering the period from 1945 to 1955, when the signing of the State Treaty ended Allied occupation of the country. Over 100 posters are included, with information on individual posters provided. A chronology of major political events accompanies the posters. Posters cover topics such as: films; exhibitions; tourism; politics; and advertisements. Posters relating to Austrian statesmen are presented, alongside short biographies. A section also deals with Austrian-American post-war relations. There is a chronology of political From New Humbul Resources on October 14, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


People's century : great leap 1943-1976 The Web site of the PBS programme focussing on China from 1943 to 1976 provides a textual introduction to the broadcast, includes a teachers' guide on issues raised by its interviewees, and acts as a gateway to other selected online resources. A transcribed interview with Jin Jingzhi, a witness to life before and after the Communist takeover, may be of particular interest to students and their tutors. Parts of the interview are also available in audio form, although users may need to download RealPlayer. Although the programme is not available to download online, the teachers' guide From New Humbul Resources on October 14, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Beijing Daxue tu shu guan Peking University library is the largest academic library in Asia; the library's Web site allows users to search its collections via a gateway to its online catalogue, read about the history of the library, and find details of its services. From the main page, users can follow a series of links to listings of electronic resources and CD-ROMs held by the library. The Web site also acts as a gateway to other online resources from prestigious universities and academic libraries in Mainland China. The online catalogue is available in Chinese and English, which can be searched by author, title From New Humbul Resources on October 14, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Lenovo Thinkpads and Verizon's EV-DO The latest Z series Thinkpads from Lenovo will be able to access Verizon's EV-DO wireless network. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on October 14, 2005 at 10:40 a.m..


Degrees and Qualifications of Doubt (SA) Exploring fraudulent qualifications or degrees in relation to educational settings, including recognition of prior learning, staff appointments and protection of real qualifications. Presented by George Brown, director of HigherEd Consulting and currently conducting PhD research on the topic, in partnership with the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Cost is $22 for ACPET members and $33 for others. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 5:31 a.m..


Australian IELTS Testing Centre Established In Moscow IELTS Australia have confirmed the Official Opening of the IELTS Testing Centre in Moscow. In support of industry diversification and new global opportunities for Russian students, Australian Education International (AEI) have established a Russia Market Entry Pilot Project in collaboration with Austrade, DIMIA and IDP Education Australia to increase Australia’s education engagement with the Russian Federation. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 5:31 a.m..


Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland a multidisciplinary research centre in pure and applied ecology. The centre is a faculty centre, located within the Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences, with strong links to the Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 4:01 a.m..


International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) Landscape ecology is the study of spatial variation in landscapes at a variety of scales. It includes the biophysical and societal causes and consequences of landscape heterogeneity. The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) aims to develop landscape ecology as a scientific basis for analysis, planning and management of the landscapes of the world. IALE advances international co-operation and interdisciplinary synergism within the field, through scientific, scholarly, educational and communication activities. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 4:01 a.m..


3rd Biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society iEMSs 2006 The aim of the Summit is to enhance sustainability outcomes and decision processes by: Establishing the state-of-the-art in Environmental Modelling and Software theory and practice for integrated assessment and management; Identifying research and practice for advancing the requisite knowledge base and tools, and their wider usage; and Initiating and consolidating research partnerships for systematic studies that acquire, capture and generate knowledge platforms From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 4:01 a.m..


Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management Centre (iCAM) iCAM is a small team of researchers at the Australian National University, specialising in integrated catchment modelling and integrated assessment theory and practice. Its approach to research is very practical and activities are project-focused, client-driven and stakeholder aware. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 4:01 a.m..


PhD Scholarship: A Multi-Sensor Platform for Real-Time Collection of Field Soil Data, University of Sydney, Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture (ACPA) ACPA is beginning a three-year-research project with the Grains Research and Development Corporation to develop a multi-sensor platform for real-time collection of field soil data. The development of rapid, accurate and inexpensive techniques for soil testing is vitally important to improve the efficiency of Australian grain production systems. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


PhD Scholarship: Sustainable Urban Water Governance, 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. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry Postgraduate Education An Australian national research consortium with headquarters in Hobart, Tasmania. The CRC for Forestry links leading Australian forest research organisations, companies, government agencies and universities in a forest science and management research and education partnership. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


PhD or MSc scholarships: CRC for Forestry, locations throughout Australia Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry 22 PhD or MSc scholarships within one of the four major research programmes of the CRC for Forestry: Managing and monitoring for growth and health; High-value wood resources; Harvesting and operations; and Trees in the landscape. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


Ashworth College Graduate Degrees (US) The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for distance learning schools. The college offers a variety of Associate's and Master's Degree programs by distance education. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:31 a.m..


Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) The general aim of this annual conference is to address the changing and challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining contemporary problems, advances and solutions. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:31 a.m..


CBeebies - British Broadcasting Commission The official CBBC website features competitions, quizzes, art, backstage, cartoons, message boards, and other fun information, music, games and book recordings. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:31 a.m..


Scholarships for School Career Advisers Available The Australian Government announced 54 scholarships for career advisers in schools to undertake study or industry placements. The scholarships will support professional development for school career advisers by providing them with opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and experience through scholarships for further study or industry placements. Applications close 4 November 2005. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


ePresence Canadian open source webcasting and media archiving software for e-learning. ePresence is a Web-based streaming (Webcasting) and collaboration tool for broadcast of events over the Internet. Uses range from university lectures to public health briefings to annual meetings to readings by authors. Events are streamed live and can later be easily deployed as browsable, searchable archives accessed through a customisable Web portal. Webcasting itself is non-interactive, which is overcome by combining it with interactive features, for example, text chat as a mechanism for allowing interaction among From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


Middle Primary School Drug Education Resource Launch Pat Farmer MP and Olympic gold medallist and world breaststroke champion Leisel Jones will launch the One and All drug education resource kit on FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 2005. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


Nutrition and Food WebQuest A webquest for students getting them to create a menu for a new fast food franchise. Group work is involved comparing fast food outlets. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


National Library Asia Research Forum The Forum will bring together library collection managers, researchers and all those with an interest in the study of Asia. With the theme of current trends in Asia-based research in our region, it will highlight new areas of multidisciplinary research and information dissemination. Roundtable discussions will explore what libraries are doing to support scholars of both the traditional and the 'new' Asian studies. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


Facts About Open Access - a Study of the Financial and Non-financial Effects of Alternative Business Models for Scholarly Journals The objective of this independent study was to determine the impact of open access on scholarly journals’ financial and non-financial factors and to establish a substantial body of data about different forms of Open Access publishing, and a baseline of comparison with traditional subscription publishing. The survey, completed in 2005, covers the full-spectrum of business models being used in scholarly publishing – from traditional access provided primarily via subscriptions (Subscription Access) through Delayed Open Access to Optional (author-side payment) and Full Open Access. From EdNA Online on October 14, 2005 at 1:29 a.m..


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