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Wikibooks to Offer Free eTexts for Education The Wikimedia Foundation, the group known best for the open-source, freely licensed encyclopedia project Wikipedia, which invites users to write, edit, and expand upon encyclopedia entries to create a collaborative, free to use online information resource, has begun a similar initiative for textbooks. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..

Online Phys Ed Catches on in Schools In a Minneapolis school, students are opting to take gym class online. The Minneapolis school system's online physical education allows kids to choose a physical activity they enjoy and do it for 30 minutes three times a week--on their own time--while keeping an online journal. A parent or coach must confirm the student did the activities, and a fitness test at semester's end will turn up any cheaters. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..

CEIEC Annual International Early Childhood Conference 2005 The 2005 CEIEC Annual International Early Childhood Conference to be held at The University of Melbourne, will focus on: 'Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity 5:Reconsidering rights and relationships'. Conference themes include:challenges & possibilities in building respectful relationships with children & their communities; exploring resistances and responsibilities in creating greater equity with and for children; social justice and reciprocity in relationships with children; relationships, rights and early childhood pedagogies; innovative practices and policies for enacting childre From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..

Open Source Software Developments Open-source business models are booming in the software industry, a rapid rise that has some experts wondering if it's a bubble that will burst. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..

E-Portfolio - A Tutorial A tutorial called 'techtorial' which is a step by step instruction on using some aspect of technology in the classroom. This site provides links to examples of ePortfolio's and printed instructions. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..

Talkback Classroom with Muslim Leader Three secondary school students will ask the president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Dr Ameer Ali, about relations between Australian Muslims and non-Muslims since 11 September 2001 in a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this week. The interview will also be broadcast on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program. Talkback Classroom gives students access to key politicians and public figures as part of the national civics curriculum. The final Talkback Classroom guest at the National Museum for the 2005 school year will be Paralymp From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..

St Petersburg, Russia Illustrated History A team of young admirers and enthusiasts of enchanting and historic St. Petersburg is described on this attractive website as its creators. Supported by local interests, the material offers an interesting and richly illustrated introduction to the history of this famed city. History From Golden Swamp on November 7, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..

Meiosis lesson-perfect to as is or for building a lecture From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 7, 2005 at 11:01 a.m..

Computer Graphics Laboratory, ETH Zürich Details provided here of current research at the Computer Graphics Laboratory includes links to project pages and information about staff members. Publications including papers, tutorials, exercises, lecture slides, and dissertations are also available. Areas of interest include, collaborative virtual reality, entertainment technologies, scientific visualization, geometric modeling, physically-based simulation, and medical simulation. Events listings and information about teaching activities and courses are also provided. From EEVL New Learning Materials on November 7, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..

Multimedia Mastery - Sony VAIO A790 Building on the popularity of the A690, Sony have decided to release another desktop replacement VAIO, the VGN-A790. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 7, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..

Skin Cancer Action Week Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Each year around 1200 Australians die from this almost totally preventable disease. Luckily, actions to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer are simple and effective. This site contains information about skin cancer and sun protection strategies. The Cancer Council Australia launched the national SunSmart Schools program in 1998. Many hundreds of schools around Australia are now accredited SunSmart schools, with comprehensive sun protection policies to protect their students. In order to become accredited, schools must provid From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

The National Capital Authority Website The National Capital Authority plans, enhances, promotes and maintains Canberra as the nation’s capital, on behalf of all Australians. Their goal is to build the national capital in the hearts of all Australians, creating a city which is internationally recognised and worthy of pride by all Australians. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

HarvestRoad 2nd Annual eLearning Conference and International Hive User Group (IHUG) The requirement for tools that facilitate true sharing and re-use of content is growing exponentially and whereas as little as a year ago this technology was still somewhat embryonic, the past twelve months has seen leaps and bounds in the take up of tools that facilitate re-usability, that are Standards based, independent and offer real flexibility. Themed: Digital Object Repositories in Learning and Training - Emergence to Deployment eLearning2006 will focus on the role of the Digital Object Repository in Learning and Training and what it takes to make these functions work in reality. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

ACRL/CNI/EDUCAUSE Virtual Conference The first-ever Virtual Conference is offered jointly by ACRL, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and EDUCAUSE. The conference offers a forum for an energizing exchange of ideas focusing on technology and academic librarianship. The conference theme, 'Innovate and Motivate: Next Generation Libraries,' will explore how revolutions in technology impact academic librarianship and higher education. The conference will take place in a LearningTimes Online Conference Community, which will provide an environment in which groups of participants, both small and large, can gather ele From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..

5 Numbers On their website, the BBC has archived Simon Singh's quirky radio broadcasts on: Zero, Pi, The Golden Ratio, The Imaginary, Infinity, BBC Radio 4 broadcasted two follow-up radio series by Singh, and one more by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy: Another 5 Numbers, A Further 5 Numbers, 5 Shapes. Listen to the broadcasts, download the audio files, and read the accompanying illustrated articles online. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Master of Learning Science and Technology The Master of Learning Science and Technology (MLS&T) degree is offered under the direction of staff from the CoCo Research Centre. MLS&T is an innovative program that caters to current and prospective e-Learning professionals, as well as students who seek to forge a research career in ICT-supported learning. The program offers two streams: MLS&T - Professional Stream and MLS&T - Research Stream. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Math Word Problems Math TV is an innovative math project whose goal is to help middle and senior school students learn how to solve challenging math problems. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Library of Math Online mathematics organized by subject into topics. Taken as a whole the math subjects comprise a library of mathematical knowledge that ranges from early arithmetic to advanced graduate studies. People of any skill level can come and learn and eventually become experts. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..

Academic Directory for College and University Students The directory includes lecture notes, study guides, definition, and other related resources. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

PhD/DRPH Scholarship: Epidemiology/Occupational Health, Townsville, Qld School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University Applications are sought from suitably qualified graduates to undertake a full-time PhD or DrPH research project. The position will be based at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the James Cook University Townsville campus. The successful applicant will conduct applied epidemiological research on a variety of specific occupational health issues at operations of the North-West Queensland Metalliferous Mining Province, supervised by the Principal Epidemiologist within a multi-disciplinary team. Applicants must From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Scholarships: Irrigation Research - The CRC for Irrigation Futures Research scholarships up to $32k pa available in the most dynamic sector of Australian agribusiness and natural resource management. The CRC for Irrigation Futures has aggressive goals for our industry to: Double irrigation water use productivity; Improve profitability for irrigation enterprises, and Protect and enhance landscapes and the environment. In order to achieve these goals we need YOUR help. We are seeking highly motivated and talented students with an outstanding academic record from a range of disciplines to undertake research Masters and Doctoral degrees within the following progr From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Centre for Riverine Landscapes ARC PhD Scholarship in Environmental Microbiology The Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Nathan The Centre for Riverine Landscapes is an interdisciplinary team of scientists/ecologists who aim to improve the ecological understanding of catchments and floodplains of rivers and lakes. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic postgraduate to research the ecological role of viruses in the natural control of toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in lakes of SE Qld that will help manage blooms and assess viral survival. Postgraduate Research Scholarship: Funding is from an ARC Linkage grant with Griffith University and SEQ Water —$24,148 p.a. We will also pay your HECS for a full From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..

Shaping the Brains of Tomorrow The argument for investing in early childhood development are scientific, not political. Written by Ross Thompson, this article reflects on what development science teaches about the importance of investing early in children. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Journal Cost-Effectiveness Ted Bergstrom (Economist and Santa Barbara) and Preston McAfee (Business, Economics, and Management at Cal Tech) have created a Journal Cost-Effectiveness calculator. It calculates price per article, price per citation, a 'composite price index', and a 'relative price index'. The latter estimates value relative to non-profit journals in the same subject area and allows journals to be categorized as high value, medium value, and low value. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Past, Present and Future The movement to universalise preschool education is not new. American's have been attempting to get public support for educating our youngest children for more than 150 years. This article discusses what we can learn from the history of preschool education. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Keeping Faith With Our Children An article written by Edward Kennedy, that discusses why early-childhood education is the best investment we can make. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

The East Asian Collection The East Asian Collection includes historical images that present a visual archive of 20th century East Asian cultural heritage. Currently, the collection consists of images that document early 20th century China including the the Sino-Japanese Conflict (1937-1945), a visual history of Buddhist practices and temples in China, and other images of daily life in both rural and urban China. The completed project will be a valuable resource for research into this region and its history. From EdNA Online on November 7, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..

Ariadne Issue 45, October 2005 Ariadne Magazine is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community. Ariadne is published every three months by UKOLN. UKOLN is funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISC and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based. From EdNA Online on November 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Online Repositories for Learning Materials: the User Perspective The authors explore how online repositories are being used to store and share e-learning content, and show how taking the user perspective might challenge the emerging approaches to repository development. This article sets out some of the ideas that are being addressed, and highlights the likely characteristics of successful e-learning repositories. From EdNA Online on November 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

AtoZ Photo Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist & Shinto Deities Japanese Buddhism & Shintoism A-to-Z Photo Dictionary containing over 1,000 digital photo's of shrines and temples dating from the 8th to 13th centuries. From EdNA Online on November 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Bird Flu This Bird Flu Blog consistes of News and Facts about previous flu pandemics, and key facts about SARS bird flu and the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. Information about bird flu symptom asian bird flu avian virus. From EdNA Online on November 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

Seven - Five - Three Festival (Shichi-Go-San) Shichi-go-san is a Japanese festival celebrated to mark the growth of their children as they turn three, five and seven years of age. Held on the same day every year. From EdNA Online on November 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

DareHR Network DareHR is a structured online Network of services that is Australian owned and operated. Our objective is to assist in the Employment process, both for Jobseekers and Employers by providing a user friendly contact platform. “Flexibility, Resourceful & Simple” is what we stand for by offering tailored packages to meet both Employer and Jobseekers needs. Jobseekers can post their Resumes online FREE for Employers to make direct contact to fill their vacant positions. From EdNA Online on November 6, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..

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