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Research and Innovation in Australia: a Policy Statement The Australian Academy of Science has released a policy statement on research and innovation. It reviews progress in the development of Australia's research and innovation system and reports on its current status. November 2005 From EdNA Online on November 20, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Ask.IT Chat Forum Launched at UTS The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney, has launched Ask.IT, a chat forum, to help this year's HSC students come to grips with the ins and outs of deciding on an undergraduate IT course. On Ask.IT staff and current students of the UTS Faculty of IT will be available to answer questions on anything from course options and entry requirements to alternative pathways, scholarships, housing, careers in IT and what uni life is all about. Students can visit Ask.IT up until 22 December 2005. From EdNA Online on November 20, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


VETnetwork Australia - Conferences The 2006 VETnetwork National Biennial Conference, "Exploring transitions and opportunities: A Topical Conference". A networking opportunity to explore: international issues, indigenous education and training, partnerships, flexible learning and the changing nature of schooling. From EdNA Online on November 20, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


International Partnership to Boost Quality of Indonesian Teaching A new 400 million rupiah ($AUD55,000) project to provide teacher training programs for secondary, junior high and primary school teachers in Indonesia has been announced in Jakarta today. Monash University and Jakarta International College (JIC) are extending their partnership to develop the program to improve the quality of teaching in Indonesian schools. From EdNA Online on November 20, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


National Review of School Music Education The report of the National Review of School Music Education is now available. Following the decision for a National Review of School Music Education in March 2004, a team led by Murdoch University undertook the review on behalf of the Australian Government to identify: The current quality of teaching and learning of music in Australian schools; Factors that affect the quality and status of teaching of music in Australian schools; Examples of best practice of teaching and learning of music both in Australian schools and schools overseas; and Key recommendations, principles and priorities for en From EdNA Online on November 20, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Computer Aided Synthesis Design One of the main emphases of this course will be to introduce the use of symbolic (i.e. non-numeric) methods in computers and chemistry. This course gives an overview of the Computer Aided Organic Synthesis (CAOS) systems that are presently available. The first part of the course will be an introcution to the significant systems. The second part of the course uses the framework of artificial intellegence to introduce some of the methods used in these systems. This is all the course materials and slides for the summer semester 95 lecture on Methods of Computer Aided Synthesis Design. One of the From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Knowledge Based Engineering: Intro to AI This course is basically an introduction to artificial intelligence and expert systems. The general theme of the course is methods of search. The expert system shell CLIPS is introduced not only to give an example of an expert system shell, but also as a programming medium (for the exercises) for illustrating the search methods introduced in traditional AI textbooks (i.e. A, A*, Decision Trees, AND/OR graphs). Depending on time, the numeric search techniques will also be introduced, Gradient, Monte-Carlo and Genetic Algorithms. This is all the course materials and slides for a lecture on Knowl From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


PROLOG: Logic Programming This is an introduction to logic programming, specifically PROLOG. The introduction to PROLOG will follow the book of Clocksin and Mellish: Programming in Prolog. The remainder of the course will be on applications in AI and special topic talks on logic programming (such as CLP). This is an introduction to logic programming, specifically PROLOG. The introduction to PROLOG will follow the book of Clocksin and Mellish: Programming in Prolog. The remainder of the course will be on applications in AI and special topic talks on logic programming (such as CLP). There will be no final exam, but: * Ex From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


LISP: Functional Programming The course can be divided into two parts. First, the fundamentals of the LISP programming language are introduced. The second part of the course deals with LISP programing techniques. The use of LISP promotes a certain programming style which can be directly applied to other programming languages. This, as opposed to issues concerning only LISP, will be emphasised. The course can be divided into three parts. First, the fundamentals of the LISP programming language are introduced. The second part of the course deals with LISP programing techniques. The use of LISP promotes a certain programming From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics Excellent computer-based mathematical manipulatives and interactive learning tools at elementary and middle school levels. This is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). Free! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Investopedia - Your Source For Investing Education This site contains information on investing money. It has a stock market simulation "game" that allows users to make trades (long, short, limit, stops, options, margin) with real time markets in a play money portfolio that also realizes stock splits, dividends, and mergers. The simulation can be set up for group competition. Investopedia also has tutorials for beginners and intermediate investors, financial calculators, dictionary, and articles discussing a wide range of topics from mutual funds to retirement. The site is easy to use but does have a moderate amount of advertisements, perhaps n From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Wake Forest Nutrition Center - Fast Food, Fitness, Eating Habits This site has a fast food section that allows users to select different kinds of items from popular fast food menus and see their fat, cholesterol, calories and sodium content. It also shows the best and worst foods for you in each restaurant. The site contains a “Fit or Not Quiz” that takes into account different body measurements to determine your fitness level and calculates the calorie intake along with the amount of exercise needed to initiate weight loss or sustain body weight. You can also see how your eating habits compare to dietary guidelines. This site is very easy to use with str From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


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E6B Emulator This is an interactive tool used for doing mathematical calculations related to aeronatics. It calculates attitude densities, wind correction speeds, fuel usage, and a whole lot more. It's great for exploration and also applies basic math rules in its calculations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Machine Learning Semester Course The purpose of the course is to introduce a class of learning methods having more to do with (what I will call) predicate descriptions of the training examples. Neural nets are not covered because this is another course in this series and genetic algorithms are not covered (extensively) because discussion of this should be under optimization and search techniques. ID3 is used as the introduction to learning methods in general and specific problems effecting this and other learning methods (i.e. missing data, pruning) will be discussed within the framework of this method. Other methods will als From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 20, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


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