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EDUCAUSE 2006 Annual Conference Focused on the theme Spurring Innovation and Marshalling Resources, the diverse program offers a variety of ways to gather information, engage with peers in the higher education IT community, and hear from leading figures in the field—including preconference seminars; track sessions; poster sessions; small group meetings; and corporate exhibits, presentations, and workshops. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Transita : contemporary women's fiction 'Transita' hosts 'Transita World', a fast-growing online community of women interested in writing and reading. It is aimed primarily at mature women of 45+ who make up 40 per cent of the UK population, but are, according to this site, under-represented as writers and readers. This resource may, therefore, be of particular use to writing and literature students returning to learning after a break. Free registration is offered to allow access to online forums, discussions and 'author appearances', as well as special offers, discounts and competition entries. Transit From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


International PEN 'International PEN' is a worldwide initiative to promote friendship among writers of all cultures, faiths and nationalities. It aims to 'fight for freedom of expression and represent the conscience of world literature'. Its website offers a starting place for writers to communicate across great physical distances and represents the intellectual freedom from boundaries that International PEN aims to create. As a pro-active association, International PEN has committees and networks of writers for various areas of concern, including 'Writers in Prison', 'Writers From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Il gioco degli specchi This website is related to Il Gioco degli Specchi, a project which aims to promote the study of literature by immigrant writers living in Italy and Italian emigrants living abroad. It provides information on books and authors, as well as on films dealing with related topics. Users can search or browse a large database of authors and view biographical information. Abstracts of authors' works are also included. Production details and photographs are provided of relevant films and there is a list of comics produced by the organisation. Users can also subscribe to a newsletter. A diary of eve From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The internet writing journal 'The Internet Writing Journal : the Online Magazine for Writers and Booklovers' was establish in 1997. It is issued monthly and is of use to both writers and other literature students at all levels. The content is a combination of reviews, interviews and articles for writers, including series such as 'Rhyme and Reason', which considers different aspects of poetic form. 'Author Essays' are an interesting feature in which authors discuss the writing of recently published works and the inspiration that led to their particular subject. These include Shelia Cole on her From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The writers post 'The Writers Post' is an electronic writing magazine, of interest in English and writing studies. It is published biannually and aims to provide writers with an open access opportunity for publication and readers with high quality new material. The magazine also features Vietnamese writing in translation, alongside English material, each in a dedicated section. In dedicating a feature of the magazine to Vietnamese writing in translation, the magazine seeks to raise the profile of high quality Vietnamese writing and to encourage English-speakers to enjoy material from other cultures. From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Basque studies database The Basque Studies provides online access to information about Basque Studies resources, such as books, scholarly articles and journals, chapters, monographs, dissertations, films, musical recordings and other media which have been written or produced after 1994. The database is made available by the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, and is equally navigable in English, Spanish and Basque. What is more, the majority of the over 4,600 records for Basque-language materials, and over 10,000 records for Spanish-language materials are accompanied by English keywords to assist record retrieval. From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Archives made easy The Archives Made Easy website, hosted by the International History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is an invaluable guide to archives across the globe. The aim of the site is to equip researchers with all the necessary information about a particular archive prior to embarking on a research trip. As such, this resource intends to help eliminate unrewarding and unexpectedly costly trips. Archives are indexed on the site by country and users should note that this index is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to world archives (a full index can be accessed From New Humbul Resources on October 27, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Carry for Kids Carry for Kids aims to educate and assist airline staff, travel agents and travellers wanting to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in developing countries. Orphanages and special schools in Bali, Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam are featured in the Carry for Kids program and on the website. From Recent Items on October 27, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


More Yacapaca statistics to boast about

  • 37,000 students
  • 100,000 assessments taken, marked, analysed, returned to their teacher.
  • This really crept up on us - those numbers are not reported in our admin pages so I only found out because Sergej thought on to tell me. I'm gobsmacked, frankly; I hadn't realised how fast it is growing. (Sorry for the bad quality of the photo btw, it was taken with my phone, on an escalator in the Kiev metro. How's that for pose value?) From Chalkface: Blog on October 27, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


    The Expert System for Thermodynamics (TEST) This comprehensive website on thermodynamics features an extensive set of “daemons”, thermodynamic calculators that can be used to simulate a wide range of thermodynamic problems and systems. Included on the site is a virtual thermodynamics tutorial system that uses multimedia to illustrate basic thermodynamic concepts and applications such as engines and refrigerators. TEST also includes a large number of problems and examples to use in a class. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


    Statistical and Thermal Physics Curriculum Development Project This "open source" project is designed to advance the teaching of statistical physics. It includes a collection of java applets covering a range of stat mech systems and problems, lecture notes, a list of texts and other resources for teaching the topic, and links to other materials, projects, and web sites. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


    DAB Gadget from Enwiser Enwiser's nifty gadget fits snugly in the USB slot of your laptop, and offers digital audio broadcasting capability. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on October 27, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


    Year of the Dog Chinese Year of the Dog From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 6:20 a.m..


    Contemporary Australia - Understanding Australia - Radio Australia - ABC These notes form part of the Australian Studies course entitled Contemporary Australia developed by the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University in conjuction with Open Learning Australia. The Radio Australia series Australia Now was developed to complement this course. Contemporary Australia provides a perspective on contemporary Australian society for students in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. It is also intended to be of interest to overseas students currently studying in Australia at schools and universities. Contemporary Australia is available only as a virtual Wor From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 5:15 a.m..


    Elicitus - eLearning Content Development Suite This elearning authoring tool is made up of the following components: Elicitus SlideConverter converts PowerPoint content and allows you to add further content, multimedia, interactivity, questions and tracking; Elicitus Content Publisher helps you rapidly create SCORM and AICC standards-compliant elearning courses, which work with leading Learning Management Systems; Elicitus Interactivity Builder, a Rapid Interactivity Authoring tool, allows you to add sizzle to your courses; Elicitus ProgressTracker, allows you to manage learners, deploy courses, capture progress information and produce tra From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:48 a.m..


    New 'Healthy Start' Resource for Parents Healthy Start is an Australia-wide initiative promoting a positive and healthy start to life for young children of parents with learning difficulties. A key part of Healthy Start is the launch of a new website linking practitioners and increasing their knowledge, expertise and means to better support these parents. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:48 a.m..


    Healthy Start Healthy Start is an Australia-wide initiative to support parents with learning difficulties and promote a healthy start to life for their young children. This includes building an Australia-wide network to connect professionals and share expertise - the Healthy Start network; providing extra training, resources and support for practitioners; and creating access to tailored, evidence-based programs for parents and practitioners. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:48 a.m..


    RLG DigiNews October 15, 2005, Volume 9, Number 5 A bimonthly web-based newsletter. This issue includes: Audit and Certification of Digital Repositories: Creating a Mandate for the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) by Seamus Ross and Andrew McHugh; Making Certification Real: Developing Methodology for Evaluating Repository Trustworthiness by Robin L. Dale; Digital Repository Certification: A Report from Germany by Susanne Dobratz and Astrid Schoger; Highlighted Website: The Center for Research Libraries: Certification of Digital Archives. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:48 a.m..


    PhD projects in Natural Resource Management at the University of Adelaide School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide The School of Earth & Environmental Sciences currently has an exciting variety of research projects available for commencing PhD students. This reflects our research expertise in all areas of natural resource management, including ecology, biodiversity, environmental geoscience, physico-chemistry and biology of soils, spatial information science, and land management. We also have close working relationships with key Government departments and agencies, environmental organisations and associated CRCs. We are able to provide suitably qualified applicants with full scholarships, whether Australia From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:12 a.m..


    Freshwater Ecosystem Research Group (FERG) Scholarship: Innovative Treatment System for Acidity Problems in an Urban Lake Edith Cowan University The 2006 FERG Scholarship provides a stipend for a Master of Science by Research students who will undertake the following research - Development of an innovative treatment system for acidity problems in an urban lake (Spoonbill Lakes) resulting from Acid Sulfate Soils. The scholarship will be available for a period of two years and will be paid fortnightly through the ECU payroll. The 2006 Master by Research FERG Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to facilitate full-time study of Master by Research candidate. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be an Australian; or be an Austral From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:12 a.m..


    Chartres Cathedral of Notre-Dame Chartres Cathedral is among the best preserved of the major French cathedrals, with extensive programmes of sculpture and stained glass. It was a major site of pilgrimage in honour of the Virgin Mary, to whom the cathedral is dedicated. This website provides access to a comprehensive collection of images and detailed descriptions of Chartres Cathedral. This collection is hosted by the Digital Research Library (DRL) of the University of Pittsburgh. The project was a joint endeavor between the DRL and Dr. Alison Stones, Professor of History of Art and Architecture. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:12 a.m..


    Country Education Profiles Online The new Country Education Profiles (CEP) Online system describes the education systems of over 100 different countries and provides well researched guidelines on the assessment of many higher education, post-secondary, technical and vocational qualifications from these countries. A search facility and user guide has been included to make navigation fast and easy. Access is via subscription through the AEI website and a special introductory subscription offer is available until 16 December 2005. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 3:12 a.m..


    National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries Exhibition - ACT An exhibition of more than 170 priceless treasures that have shaped our nation, drawn from the magnificent collections of Australia's National, State and Territory libraries. National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries includes familiar icons such as Cook's Endeavour journal, Ned Kelly's helmet and Sir Donald Bradman's favourite bat. Others may be less well known, such as the heartbreaking diary of Mary Watson, who perished with her baby off a deserted Queensland island, or the diary of Shane Gould written as a teenager during her record-breaking swims at the t From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 2:31 a.m..


    Schools Science Clips From the BBC, this is a highly interactive, curriculum-led science site for children aged 5-11 and their teachers. It contains activities for topics like life cycles, Earth, Sun and moon, pushes and pulls, plants, light and magnets and many more. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 2:31 a.m..


    Hunter Water - Caring for our Community and the Environment Hunter Water is committed to ensuring that members of the public are well-informed about the Corporation's policies, plans, activities and operations and how these impact on our community and environment. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 2:31 a.m..


    Washington State Library - Digital Best Practices The site guides users through major decision points in planning a digital project, by offering several categories of information to consult and pointing to a variety of resources. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 2:31 a.m..


    Australian Research Online - a CAUL Forum on Research Repositories, 28 November 2005, Melbourne, VIC 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 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    Pathways from Rural Schools: Does School VET Make a Difference? This report investigates the medium-term outcomes of vocational education and training (VET) programs delivered by rural schools for youth and their communities. It is a more concise version of the detailed full report of the study. The full report is available as a support document on NCVER’s website From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    SA Water - Teacher & Student Resources Some interesting teacher and student resource brochures are available in this section. We will develop a range of fun and informative pages in the very near future. Watch this space! From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    Perspectives on Distance Education: Lifelong Learning & Distance Higher Education Reflecting a common objective of ensuring quality Education for All, this book is a joint initiative of UNESCO and COL and jointly published. The book provides a clear picture of the challenges, problems and potential of distance higher education at its current stage of development. It also describes successful practices for planning and implementing distance higher education and offers numerous practical insights. Aimed at planners, policy-makers and other stakeholders, the book is intended to be a practical tool for capacity building and decision-making. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    Melbourne Water Education Home Page Melbourne Water offers a range of water education resources for teachers and students. We believe that increasing understanding of the issues through education helps young people establish patterns of behaviour that will benefit the community into the future. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


    Water Use on Australian Farms, 2003-04 Information on irrigation practices on Australian farms was collected in the Water Survey Agriculture 2002-03 and the Agricultural Survey 2003-04. This included data on the type and area of crops irrigated, volume of water applied, sources of irrigation water and irrigation methods. Data is available for each state. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    Water Use on Australian Farms, 2003-04 Information on irrigation practices on Australian farms was collected in the Water Survey Agriculture 2002-03 and the Agricultural Survey 2003-04. This included data on the type and area of crops irrigated, volume of water applied, sources of irrigation water and irrigation methods. Data is available for each state. From EdNA Online on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    FBD eWorkbook An Electronic Workbook for Statics. This eWorkbook is designed to help students practice drawing free-body diagrams for statics problems and to keep track of their progress over time. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    FBD eWorkbook An Electronic Workbook for Statics. This eWorkbook is designed to help students practice drawing free-body diagrams for statics problems and to keep track of their progress over time. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    Retinal Ilusions From the site: "Optical illusions have mesmerized people for many centuries. Often, illusions have been exhibited in art by artists such as M. C. Escher or Salvador Dali. While most illusions are explained by the workings of the visual pathways of the brain, some are created in the eye itself, particularly within the retina, the interior layer of the back part of the eyeball. As you progress through this site, you will learn about these retinal illusions and how biology plays a part in their creation." From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    Retinal Ilusions From the site: "Optical illusions have mesmerized people for many centuries. Often, illusions have been exhibited in art by artists such as M. C. Escher or Salvador Dali. While most illusions are explained by the workings of the visual pathways of the brain, some are created in the eye itself, particularly within the retina, the interior layer of the back part of the eyeball. As you progress through this site, you will learn about these retinal illusions and how biology plays a part in their creation." From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    Webvision: The Organization of the Retina and Visual System This is essentially an online textbook on the visual system created by individuals at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    Webvision: The Organization of the Retina and Visual System This is essentially an online textbook on the visual system created by individuals at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on October 27, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


    Using Information and Communication Technologies in Adult Literacy Education: New Practices, New Challenges Using a case study approach, this National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report examines the interaction between new and emerging digital technologies, adult learning and literacies for both educators and learners. The findings demonstrate that changes to teaching practices associated with the use of information and communication technologies are possible. Some important findings also provide a base for developing systematic and informed approaches to further adult literacy education in an age where literacy practices are increasingly mediated by the use of information and c From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


    Indigenous Research Grants for 2006 The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is currently accepting applications for 2006 research funding. The Research Grants Program 2006 will support research into a wide range of research areas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, such as history (including family and community history), politics, law, public policy, health (social, cultural and environmental aspects), biological sciences, education, Indigenous knowledge systems linguistics, social anthropology, archaeology and the arts. Within this wide range of research areas, applications in th From EdNA Online on October 26, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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