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Australian Technical College for the Pacific Australia proposes, in principle, to establish an Australian Technical, Vocational and Trades College for the Pacific, with a network of campuses in the region. The new college will deliver Australian-standard qualifications. A major study is proposed to guide the establishment of the college. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Rosa Parks Biography Standing up for her freedom, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Rosa was a pioneer of the Civil Rights movement in America. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Hong Kong Catholic diocesan archives The Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives are an online record of Catholicism in Hong Kong from 1841 to the present day. The archive itself holds documents from 1841 to 1969, but the Web site also presents images of Church buildings, images from illustrated catechisms and lists leading events in the history of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong. The archives contain scanned original documents, including: the decree establishing the prefecture apostolic of Hong Kong; rare books (including The Four Characters Classic, The True Origin of All Things, and The Catholic Catechism); and illustrated docum From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


National council on ethics in human research (Canada) This is the homepage of the council set up to safeguard the well-being of human research subjects and to promote high ethical standards for research involving such participants in Canada. This website contains information about upcoming events and their activities (e.g. workshops, site visits, emerging issues analysis and accreditation). Likewise, on offer are downloadable copies of their newsletters, reports and other official publications; and a web forum. Links are provided to online policies, guidelines and articles; and the homepages of national ethics committees and relevant Canadian an From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Channel 4 : medical history This well-presented and engaging website gives a useful account of various themes in the history of medicine. Taken from programmes previously broadcasted by Channel 4, they include the following: Nelson's Navy, Ancient Surgery, The Anatomists, Royal Deaths and Diseases, Plague on the Western Front, Mary Seacole: The Real Angel of the Crimea, Happy Birthday Thalidomide, The Great Plague, Bodies of Evidence, and The Black Death. RealPlayer is needed for a few of these. The website would be useful for those interested in medical history, ethics and law. (Kartina A. Choong) From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Global forum on bioethics in research The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research was brought into being by a number of organisations (e.g. UNESCO, WHO, the Medical Research Council (UK), the National Institutes of Health (US), the Wellcome Trust and the Pan American Health Organization) to encourage discussion about ethical issues arising from research involving human participants particularly in developing countries. The Forum meets annually and this website makes available the programmes and reports of each meeting since the first which was held in June 1999. Other resources include a list of FAQs, information about current news From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


MRC ethics series This website takes users to downloadable copies of documents related to research ethics published by the Medical Research Council (MRC). These include the following works: MRC Position Statement on Research Regulation and Ethics, Medical Research Involving Children, Good Research Practice, Ethical Conduct of Research on the Mentally Incapacitated, Research Involving Human Participants in Developing Societies: Ethical Guidelines for MRC-Sponsored Studies', Personal Information in Medical Research, Policy and Procedure for Inquiring Into Allegations of Scientific Misconduct, Responsibility From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


BMA : physician-assisted suicide This is a webpage on Physician-Assisted Suicide from the British Medical Association (BMA). It provides a terminology guide and access to the Association's policy on the subject and its publications on ethical issues at the end of life (e.g. euthanasia, the withholding and withdrawal of life-prolonging medical treatment, and decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Users can also find the summaries and conclusions of studies carried out by other groups, and information about the BMA's consensus conference on physician-assisted suicide . They are then given a brief overvi From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Confidentiality : NHS code of practice This is the online version of the NHS code of practice on Confidentiality published by the Department of Health in November 2003. The document explains, among other things, what is meant by 'confidentiality' and the circumstances in which patient information may be used or disclosed. The obligations of individuals working in the NHS are outlined and guidelines on required practice are provided. It dealt also with the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act, and discusses issues like patients' consent to the use of their health records and the limits of confidentiality. Alth From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Consumers for ethics in research (CERES) Consumer for Ethics in Research (CERES) aims to represent the interests of patients and other human subjects involved in health research. Users can download from this website the organisation's policy on working with pharmaceutical and commercial companies; reports on good practice for researchers (e.g. on how to work with participants who speak little or no English, and on what constitutes ethical research with patients); leaflets; newsletters; reports; and a selection of articles on issues like Research Ethics Committees, fraud in medical research, access to records in drugs trials, and From New Humbul Resources on October 26, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Cornell Digital Imaging Tutorial From the Cornell University suite of superior Digital Projects comes the tutorial here on preserving digital materials. This expert and beautiful course is part of Cornell University Library’s digital preservation training program supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Varied industries From Golden Swamp on October 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Mulamadhyamakakarika Translation Project Posted By Nicholas Shere on Oct 24th 12:07PM: A translation of the Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna. The MMK is a Buddhist philosophical text, in verse, written sometime around 200 CE, give or take. It deals primarily in metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology. From Common Content: Newest Items on October 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Manic Heart Posted By Dwight on Oct 25th 3:19PM: Here is some music I have built, recorded May-August 2005 From Common Content: Newest Items on October 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Fishkiss Live Demo Posted By Blaise Alleyne on Oct 24th 11:34PM: This is a live demo that Fishkiss recorded in October 2005. Fishkiss is an acoustic rock band based out of the Greater Toronto Area. From Common Content: Newest Items on October 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


fx10243 midi files Posted By fx10243 on Oct 24th 8:28PM: mix and share our midi files From Common Content: Newest Items on October 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


MulamadhyamakakarikaCast Posted By Nicholas Shere on Oct 24th 12:19PM: A podcast translation of the Mulamadhyamakakarika, with commentary. From Common Content: Newest Items on October 26, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Vocational Education and Training Receives a Boost in Queensland Queensland students entering Year 10 in 2006 will be the first group to work towards the new Queensland Certificate of Education - Queensland's new senior schooling qualification. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Calculus solutions Calculus problems are presented on this website along with their solutions. Aimed at undergraduate students of mathematics, each problem is explained and the solution demonstrated. The problems are cross referenced and indexed for ease of use, and accompanied by glossaries for each topic within the field of calculus. The website is the work of John Taylor, former Associate Professor of Physics at Drexel University, Pennsylvannia, and Otterbein College, Ohio. From EEVL New Learning Materials on October 26, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Calculus tutorial This set of online tutorials was designed for undergraduate students at the Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California. They are publicly accessible except for the interactive quizzes. The tutorials cover a range of calculus topics including pre-calculus, functions and differential equations, and are also available in PDF format. From EEVL New Learning Materials on October 26, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


A Balanced Approach Needed for Students with Learning Difficulties A new review of research into the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills to students with learning difficulties asserts that there is no one single instructional method that deserves sole claim to being 'best practice.' Instead, the common wisdom of research points to the need for balanced approaches to accommodate the diverse needs of students. The latest Australian Education Review, 'Balancing approaches: Revisiting the educational psychology research on teaching students with learning difficulties', examines what contemporary research, largely meta-analyses from the fi From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 4:47 a.m..


Carrick Institute Grants Scheme 2005-06 Guidelines for the Carrick Institute's Grants Scheme have been released. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 2:52 a.m..


Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching Guidelines for the Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching 2006 have been released. The Centre for Studies in Higher Education report on the development of the Guidelines and selection criteria is also available on the website. Applications for Citations close 15 May 2006. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 2:52 a.m..


Science Communicator for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Applications are invited for the position of Science Communicator for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), an international research programme that provides scientific knowledge about the Earth System in response to the challenges of global sustainability. IGBP scientists study the interactions between biological, chemical and physical processes, and human systems. IGBP collaborates with other international programmes to develop and impart the understanding necessary to respond to global change. IGBP is organised under the aegis of ICSU and its 10-person Secretariat is headq From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


CoralWatch Workshop The workshop designed to show educators how they use a simple coral monitoring technique both in the classroom and field. This workshop is designed to show how you can use the Coral Health Charts to collect valuable scientific data while increasing awareness about coral reefs and environmental issues. The workshop will show just how easily our Coral Health Chart can be integrated into your classroom-based and field-based activities. It will also showcase the recently completed Reef Education Package, which includes reef-based and computer-based resources that have been developed around the cha From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


CoralWatch CoralWatch is an organisation built on a research project at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. It is a simple, non-invasive method for the monitoring of coral bleaching, and assessment of coral health. The Coral Health Chart is a series of sample colours, with variation in brightness representing different stages of bleaching/recovery, based on controlled experiments. In the field, users simply compare colours of corals with colours on the chart and record matching codes. The charts can be used by anyone - scientists, school children, tourists and politicians. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


South Australian Studies of Society and Environment (SASOSE) Council SASOSE (SA Studies of Society and Environment) Council provides a collective voice for its members which are educator associations representing the society and environment learning area, eg history, geography, environment studies, economics, politics, legal studies, Aboriginal studies, business education, global education, tourism, religion and social education. SASOSE Council publishes educational resources and offers professional development for educators. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Investing in our Schools Programme Round 1 of the $1 billion investment in school capital works has commenced in NSW. 858 government schools in New South Wales have received approval for a total of $33 million in funding. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Ministers Sign Agreement Providing $2 million to Assist Local Aboriginal Communities NSW Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Milton Orkopoulos and Federal Education, Science and Training Minister, Brendan Nelson, announced funding of $2 million over the next two years for the employment of 8 Community Facilitators to help local Aboriginal people implement action plans to tackle the problems facing their communities. From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


PORT (Psychology Online Research Tutorial) The Psychology Online Research Tutorial (PORT) is comprised of a series of short modules to teach the basics of doing research in psychology. The modules are arranged approximately in order of the steps a student would take to select a research topic, search for scholarly journal articles in PsycINFO, and locate the articles. It is thus suggested that the modules be viewed in the order shown; however, each module is discrete and can be viewed independently. There is a short quiz at the end of each module to test understanding of the concepts presented. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Memory Cashe Simulation This animation demonstrates cache associativity. THe applet has a diagram of a simple cache, with the CPU at the top, the cache in the middle and the main memory at the bottom. The cache consists of a controler and eight cache frames, each frame can hold a piece of data from memory, with an associated address tag. It demostrates that the associativity controls how the cache controller probes the cache frames. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 26, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Can online learning be as effective as face to face learning? Online learning can even be deeper and more reflective ... And there are new tools to increase the comfort level of participants such as cyber cafes, videos, and synchronous chat. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on October 25, 2005 at 11:12 p.m..


Australian Research Online - a CAUL Forum on Research Repositories The Forum is open to anyone interested in or involved with online research repositories. It is being organised by members of the ARROW and APSR repository projects. The purpose of the forum is to share major Australian library and other experiences. The reason for doing this now is that many ��� perhaps most ��� Australian universities are thinking about establishing such repositories, or have already done so. There is widespread interest amongst CAUL members in further opportunities to discuss creation of repositories, and the forum is intended to address this. From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 11:12 p.m..


Postdoctoral and Invitation Fellowships in Japan The Australian Academy of Science is inviting applications from Australian researchers for postdoctoral and invitation fellowships to Japan under a program with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). 1. Postdoctoral Fellowships (12 to 24 months) (http://www.science.org.au/internat/jspspd.htm); 2. Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Short Term – 14 to 60 days) (http://www.science.org.au/internat/jspsfst.htm); 3. Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Long Term – 2 to 10 months) (http://www.science.org.au/internat/jspsflt.htm) Researchers in any field of natura From EdNA Online on October 25, 2005 at 11:12 p.m..


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