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Most recent update: October 17, 2005 at 11:00 p.m. Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
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E-Learning Flexibility: Providing Business Solutions (Melbourne) Targeted at business representatives who wish to hear how Australian businesses are using innovative e-learning solutions for workforce skills development, this half-day seminar will feature presentations from nine industry representatives and the launch of an online guide to e-learning for industry. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Weblog ACRLog is the official blog of the Association of College & Research Libraries. The blog is authored by a group of academic librarians referred as the BAB (Blog Advisory Board). The ACRLog aims to discuss issues in academic and research librarianship. The team of bloggers will stimulate thinking about the professional issues that impact you, your library, your user community, and academic librarianship. The blog also will offer conference reports and news items. ACRLog invites contributions from those interested in academic and research librarianship. Guest commentaries, contributed conference From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: An Introduction to Dialogue Education Based upon the field research and teaching of Dr. Jane Vella, this four-day workshop provides the building blocks of the dialogue education approach to curriculum design and facilitation skills. By switching the focus from 'what the instructor says about a topic' to 'what the participants will do with the content to demonstrate their learning,' adult learners are invited to take new ideas, apply them and reflect on their significance for their own lives and context. Discussion of the principles and practices of dialogue education, followed by co-designing and co-teaching tw From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Chat to develop our short film: Tuesday, 18 Oct, 18:00 hrs U.S. EST From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on October 17, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..

Dot Mixer The Exploratorium exhibit here lets you mix musical sounds by dragging and clicking them. This is fun and cool, but it is also a place to learn some music fundamentals in a new way. Click the Exporatorium logo on the page to go to more interactive learning exhibits. Arts From Golden Swamp on October 17, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..

Yacapaca hits 500 Ten minuts ago we signed up our 500th teacher to Yacapaca. Assuming every signed-up teacher is in a UK secondary school, and only one teacher per school has subscribed, then we are 10% of the way to our target to be in every secondary school in the UK. Woohoo! From Chalkface: Blog on October 17, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

Eportfolios - a wrong turn? We're getting asked for eportfolios by early DiDA adopters. For those unfamiliar with the term, an eportfolio is an online repository of a student's work. Eportfolios are the new new thing in elearning. There's an eportfolio conference right here in Cambridge at the end of this month and I suppose I really ought to go, but the truth is that eportfolios in their conventional configuration leave me cold. Take a look at --> From Chalkface: Blog on October 17, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..

Advice on Using your Laptop Abroad What happens if you wish to take your notebook computer abroad and it isn't dual voltage? Laptopical helps you find the answers. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on October 17, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..

Intelligent Territories Conference A series of conferences to present the findings of a European/Australian research project 2000 – 2005 on City-Regions as Intelligent Territories: Inclusion, Competitiveness and Learning (CRITICAL). From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 5:54 a.m..

Great Buildings Online An online multimedia encyclopedia of world architecture. Some including floor plans and 3D models. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Ancient Greece - history, mythology, art, culture and architecture. Links and information on Ancient Greece: history, mythology, art and architecture, olympics, wars, people, geography, etc... From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Two Ancient Cities Lesson plan about two American Ancient civilisations, the Inca and the Maya. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

The Parthenon - Ancient Rome A website that detials the history and structure of the Parthenon. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

VET Learning Object Network Gains New Collection TAFE SA's Learning Materials Unit is the fifth repository to join the VET Learning Object Repository Network (VLORN), an initiative of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework's Learning Object Repository Network Project. The TAFE SA collection includes a range of building and construction learning objects and Australia's largest repository of digitised video training segments. Learning objects are any digital resources that can be reused to support teachers and trainers in producing teaching resources and delivering training programs. Other VLORN repositories include those of From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Daily Life in Ancient Rome All aobut life in ancient Rome. From breakfast through to living conditions, this website touches on aspects of living in Ancient Rome. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..

Interactive Resources for Physics Education Interactivity is a highly regarded quality in the relationship between learners and educational resources. This issue of WWWTools for Education looks at the nature and value of this sort of interactivity, design considerations, and examples of interactive educational resources. In recognition of the World Year of Physics (2005), the emphasis is on interactive resources for Physics and allied technologies. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 2:54 a.m..

CiteULike CiteULike is a free service to help academics to share, store, and organise the academic papers they are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there's no need to type them in yourself. It all works from within your web browser. There's no need to install any special software. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 2:54 a.m..

Blogs: a Global Conversation A Master's thesis on the social phenomenon of blogs. This paper examines how Blogs impact on business and communication, create revenue, how some companies are using Blogs, how Blogs greatly boost the spread of information, how Blogs add richness to the media landscape, how Blogs work in the Long Tail, how some companies are tracking the Blogosphere and what the future of Blogging may be. The author carried out quantitative research by twice sending out a survey via email to 750 Bloggers who are ranked by Technorati. A total 174 Bloggers filled out the survey. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 2:19 a.m..

Informing Science + IT Education Joint� Conference InSITE 2006 The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Papers that cover: research in Information Technology Education, such as Curriculum and Techniques for teaching IT are invited. Knowledge &L earning Objects Papers that deal with any aspect of knowledge and learning objects. (theory, practice, innovation, and research) are invited. Doctoral Studies Papers dealing with all issues in the teaching and mentoring of doctoral students are invited. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 12:58 a.m..

'One and All' Drug Education Program for Primary School One and All is an exciting new drug education resource for primary school children. The program aims to build and nurture the resilience and wellbeing of middle primary school students and supports the development of emotional intelligence and social competency. This new resource is available from the Resilience Education and Drug Information (REDI) website. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Tasmanian Professional Development Seminar: Intercultural Understandings, Beliefs, Regional and Global Issues This one or two day (optional length) program will provide teaching and learning activities to support schools seeking to integrate the National Values for Australian Schools and a Civics and Citizenship focus into schools. Workshop discussions include: Developing Intercultural Understanding (DIUP),Regional and Global Issues, and The Really Big Beliefs Project. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

National Museum Offers New Research Fellowships The National Museum of Australia - Canberra is offering a new research fellowship program focussing on its collections and its role in creating an understanding of Australia's past. This includes practices in interpretation and conservation, as well as the experience of visitors in exhibitions and public programs. It is expected applicants will include senior academics, post-doctoral and independent scholars, writers, artists or museum professionals with a record of achievement, publication and recognition. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

National Scholarship for Indigenous Children A national scholarship program has been established to help indigenous children attend high achieving private schools. Six students from Southern Queensland have already won $150,000 scholarships to attend private schools in the region. It's the brainchild of Indigenous teacher Waverley Stanley, who set up an organization called Yalari, in co-operation with the corporate sector. The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarships are named after the former Murgon teacher who paved the way for Mr Stanley's high school education. From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Debate About Open Source Versus Proprietary Software is Over "The debate about open source versus proprietary software is over," says Mr Gerry White, CEO of education.au the national information and communications technology agency owned by all Australia’s Ministers of Education and Training. "We have found that the magic mix is to choose the most appropriate solution according to business need, not on an open source versus proprietary basis. This may seem self evident, but there is considerable fear in the education and training sector about the use of open source on the one hand, and the ongoing costs of licensing and support for proprietary systems From EdNA Online on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Sustainable Agriculture This site has good information on sustainable agriculture practices. There are 5 modules with this site with activities for each module. The following key themes inform the whole curriculum: Sustainable agriculture addresses social, environmental, and economic impacts. Food system and agroecosystem analysis offer critical theoretical frameworks for understanding agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is defined and driven by goals. Practices are sustainable only insofar as they support those goals. Thus the same practice may be sustainable in one context and unsustainable in another. Real world From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Atomic structure and the periodic table A six-part, in-depth online tutorial for General Chemistry From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 17, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

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