Emerging Skills Summit 2020 & Beyond: A Critical National Challenge From the Business/Higher Education Round Table, this Summit will be an opportunity to canvass the opinions and ideas of thought leaders from a number of areas of expertise - business, industry, higher education, vocational education and training, research, graduate employers and the professions. Questions to be discussed are: What are the skills and knowledge sets which will be relevant in the years ahead and how best are these met? From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Designing for an Accessible Web - Less Technical Workshop The workshop provides: an introduction to accessibility issues within Australian policy contexts and internationally recognised requirements, including the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines; and an introduction to assessment tools and techniques. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Separate lives, broken dreams The companion online resource to the US television programme, Separate Lives, Broken Dreams, examines the history and legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Users can read a detailed introduction to the key issues raised in the programme on the main page, from where they will find further links to original documents and photographs, and to a glossary of key terms relating to US China immigration. The 'Synopsis' section provides a short video clip from the beginning of the programme, although a QuickTime plugin is needed. Users will also find significant documentation relating t From New Humbul Resources on October 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
The silk road foundation The online resource from the Silk Road Foundation provides a range of textual and image resources related to China and Central Asia aimed at academics, researchers and students of the history and culture of the Silk Road. The main page announces new developments in the field and additions to the Web site, whilst the main body of textual information is available from menus in a separate task bar. However, users can access a complete translated version of the Kyrgyz epic, Manas, via a link from the main page. The translation includes video clips of prominent Manas singers, which need to be downl From New Humbul Resources on October 25, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Celebrating Knowledge This 2-day conference is expected to bring together more than 300 information and knowledge professionals and business leaders from all parts of the world to engage in insightful exchanges on the theme 'Celebrating Knowledge: The Power and Potential'. Today, libraries have harnessed the power of technology and innovation to create new possibilities for the sharing of useful information and knowledge in our knowledge-driven economies. Highly acclaimed specialists in their respective fields will offer a peek into the libraries, knowledge institutions and its workers of tomorrow. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 25, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Victor Hugo:Conscience et combats This site focuses on the social mission of Victor Hugo, author of les MisÃ©rables. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 25, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Aspire 9500 Series - Stocking Fillers this Christmas? Aspire 9500 laptops from Acer, are equipped with the latest sonoma processors, and a host of multimedia features. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on October 25, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Dr Karl on Air Once a week for an hour, Dr Karl is Live On Air on Triple J and via webcam through this site. Live from 11am Thursdays, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Dr Karl talks about Science issues like 'why does the water int he shower slow down just when it gets hot?' From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 4:22 a.m..
How to handle the HSC :: ABC Western Plains NSW Thousands of school students across New South Wales are gearing up for their HSC at the moment. And while it's a trying time for any teenager, it can also be pretty challenging for parents who often aren't sure of how to support and encourage their child. So if you have a son or a daughter who's getting ready for this exam, here are some tips that may help. Dr Antony Kidman is a clinical psychologist and director of the psychology unit at the University of Technology. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 4:22 a.m..
International Scholarships and Exchanges Funded by the Australian Government This DEST website provides information about Australian government funded awards and exchanges including the Endeavour Programme, General Sir John Monash Postgraduate Student Awards, and the Fulbright Awards. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 4:22 a.m..
Higher Education Academy (UK): e-Learning Team Presentations Two presentations from the Cambridge-MIT Institutes conference, September 2005: 'Innovations in the Reuse of Electronic Learning Materials - Enabling Communities of Practice'; and 'The HEFCE e-Learning Strategy: Towards Implementation' From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 2:55 a.m..
A New Model for Employability Training - Enabling Disadvantaged Youth to Build New Futures This paper describes the process and achievements of an employment skills programme in Brazil. The pilot programme tested and refined a strategy to enable disadvantaged youth to transform themselves and build new futures From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 2:55 a.m..
Kids Media Website Launched for International Day of People With DisAbility 3 Dec 05 The Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services has produced some web pages containing background information on International Day of People with disAbility. School and class event ideas, lesson and activity ideas and student activity sheets can be downloaded. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 2:55 a.m..
Sanitation (WaterAid) Four out of ten people in the world do not have somewhere safe and clean to go to the toilet. This brochure from WaterAid (UK) provides an introduction to sanitation issues and how inadequate facilities lead to health, economic and social problems; and provides case studies from Zambia, Pakistan and Malawi. From Recent Items on October 25, 2005 at 2:55 a.m..
There's Something in the Air: Podcasting in Education The author discusses the use of podcasting in teaching and learning. A podcast version of the article is also available. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Eduforge Eduforge is an open access environment designed for the sharing of ideas, research outcomes, open content and open source software for education. You are welcome to use our community resources or start your own project space. Registration is free. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
33rd Annual Conference Museum Computer Network The Museum Computer Network, dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies, is hosting the 33rd Annual Conference 2005. This year's program, centres on the theme: 'DIGITS FUGIT! Preserving Knowledge into the Future'. A selection of speakers will stretch your mind and imagination as you participate in sessions on all sorts of topics, each of which is crucial to your daily activities on the job. In addition to plenty of scheduled opportunities to listen and learn from some of the most respected colleagues in this field, there will be From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Face the Facts Launch - Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Face the Facts is a new publication which provides factual, easy-to-read information about refugees and asylum seekers, migration and multiculturalism and Indigenous people From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
First Year Experience: the Transition from Secondary School to University and TAFE in Australia The study posed a range of questions pertaining to first year experience including reasons for any changes to initial enrolments. Background variables, including gender, earlier school achievement, depth of curiosity and attitudes to school were considered. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Computer Simulation is 'Making History' Simulation style computer software has been made to teach students history. The software titled, "The Calm and The Storm," is a series of computer programs called "Making History," that Muzzy Lane Software in America are creating. Using constructivism, the resource plans to teach students the skills and concepts they need to learn in history class using a medium they will relate to, computer games. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Law Week Law Week promotes greater understanding of the law, the legal system and the legal profession within the community and improves access to the legal profession, courts, police and legal and government service providers. Law Week is a national event held during May each year. It is a joint venture between the NSW Law Society, NSW Police Service, NSW Attorney General's Department, NSW Bar Association, NSW Legal Aid and Legal Information Access Centre Libraries. See also http://francisburt.lawsocietywa.asn.au/lawweek/activity.html From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
National Heart Week The Heart Foundation is committed to fighting cardiovascular disease and promoting the importance of enjoying healthy living. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
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