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Useful Subject Sites: Dentistry A guide to online information sources on dentistry for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. Includes brief abstracts of linked pages. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Useful Subject Sites: Child Care A guide to online information sources on child care for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. Includes brief abstracts of linked pages. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Useful Subject Sites: Aged Care A guide to online information sources on aged care for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. Includes brief abstracts of linked pages. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Showcasing New Practices in E-Learning There is still time to register for the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework's event to showcase the latest innovations in e-learning, to be held in Melbourne on Thursday 1 December 2005. The 2005 Framework's New Practices in Flexible Learning Project funded six projects this year to implement innovative practices with a focus on e-learning, e-business, online student support and self service. Each project will outline their 'new practice' and outcomes achieved. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Useful Subject Sites: Aboriginal Studies A guide to online information sources on indigenous issues for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. Includes brief abstracts of linked pages. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Useful Subject Sites: Disability A guide to online information sources on disability for students, teachers and professionals, compiled by LEARN - the network of South Australian TAFE Learning Resource Centres and libraries. Includes brief abstracts of linked pages. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Enterprises' Commitment to Nationally Recognised Training for Existing Workers This National Centre for Vocational Education Research report aims to provide an understanding of how and why enterprises use nationally recognised training for their existing workers. Research was carried out within Australian enterprises in the second half of 2003. Key findings were: an enterprise's decision to engage in recognised training is not made lightly, and made afresh each time a new training need arises; successfully embedding training in enterprises involves a three-phase process of engagement, extension and integration; the availability of funding strongly influences whether From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Trainee Teacher Scholarships The NSW Teachers Federation awards scholarships to Trainee Teachers as part of the union's commitment to building and supporting the teaching profession in public schools. Eleven Trainee Teacher Scholarships are available from the Federation. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Australian Skills for the 21st Century This keynote address to the Learning Technologies 2005 conference provides an overview of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, the changes which are occurring and the work that has been undertaken related to ICT in the VET sector and the ICT skills needed for Australia to be successful in a global society. The paper discusses government strategies for the future, and changes such as the Skilling Australia's Workforce Bill 2005, in terms of providing the strategy and infrastructure for Australia's training system becoming responsive to the needs of industry a From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Einstein Light Scientific American said that here you can get “the finer points of relativity in less time than it takes to eat a sandwich.” The project is from the physicists at the University New South Wales in Australia. Physics. Thanks to the Scout Report From Golden Swamp on November 9, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Pattern Recognition: a Critical Reading of the e-Learning Research Paper presented by Ilana Snyder at an education.au seminar 2 November 2005 in which she evaluates some of the patterns in the research and policy literature about the use of new media for educational purposes. Implicit in her question is the belief that if you can recognise the patterns you can avoid being seduced by them. Key discussion points include: pattern recognition, the technology 'revolution', the techno-enthusiasts / techno-demonisers continuum; technological determinism,policy agendas, commercial imperatives, different accounts of e-learning, the shape of the questions res From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


PowerPoint Presentation - A Road Map for Designing WebQuest A PowerPoint presentation that steps through the process of creating a WebQuest for students. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 12:49 a.m..


Create Online Activities and WebQuests Understanding and the structure and potential of WebQuests for student Learning is important if we are to engage students. Using a good WebQuest can motivate students, encourage good communication and thinking skills and is based on the constructivist theory. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 12:49 a.m..


Contemporary Online Teaching Cases The site features the work of Deakin University staff in developing and using new media and online technologies to foster student learning. The site was developed through University strategic teaching and learning innovation funding. It has been designed to help teachers work creatively and productively in their online teaching. Each of the cases locate new media and online technologies in the context of broader views of what it means to teach and learn effectively in different disciplines and professional fields in tertiary education. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 12:49 a.m..


If You Can't Reach 'Em, Txt 'Em QUT may soon be able to shrink the typical uni student's 5kg+ backpack into a 150g iPod and turn the pesky mobile into teachers' pet learning device. These are just two uses of the ubiquitous personal communication devices used daily by students being trialled or researched for their teaching potential by Queensland University of Technology's Teaching and Learning Support Services (TALSS) in collaboration with a number of faculty partners. QUT News, 8 November 2005 From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 12:49 a.m..


Using Video Editing for Learning Using video production can stimulate discussion and reading skills in children. This website looks at the strategies used to encourage and implement the use of technology to enhance reading ability. From EdNA Online on November 9, 2005 at 12:22 a.m..


AuseAccess AuseAccess is a wiki devoted to open access repositories in the Australasian region. A wiki is a collaborative website that is edited and maintained by a community that grows around it. From EdNA Online on November 8, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The World Today - Youth Gains Wisdom From the Aged A new approach to Aged Care and Early Childhood Learning has been launched in Tasmania this morning with a new early learning centre for very young children being created in one of Hobarts Aged Care Facilities. From EdNA Online on November 8, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Articles, Research, and Resources in Psychology Resource site with an emphasis on psychological therapy, ethics, and malpractice From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 8, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Ethics Codes & Practice Guidelines for Assessment, Therapy, Counseling, & Forensic Practice This page presents links to therapy, counseling, forensic, and related ethics (and practice) codes developed by professional organizations (e.g., of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family counselors). Codes are listed only if they appear online. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 8, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Teaching English A joint effort of the BBC and the British Council, a site for teachers of English replete with lesson plans and teaching strategies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 8, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


ARTstor The ARTstor Image Gallery will serve as the beginning of a broad and deep online resource for the teaching and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences - a resource that will be expanded and updated continuously over time with the help of a range of institutional and individual partners. Among the significant early contributors has been the University of California, San Diego, which has allowed ARTstor to digitize significant portions of its well-photographed and professionally cataloged slide library. At present, the majority of the images in the Image Gallery are, like the majori From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 8, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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