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Fast of Tevet The fast of tevet is held on the 10th day of the Hebrew month of Tevet (Asarah b'Tevet). It starts at dawn and ends when night falls. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Funding for National E-Learning Strategy The Australian Government has committed further funding to ensure that the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, the national e-learning strategy for the vocational and technical education (VTE) system continues for another twelve months. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


TxTer Assist: Mobile Directories of Youth Services and Helplines TxTER Assist is an automated information referral text messaging service for young people aged 12-25, providing a directory of youth services and helplines available via SMS, Mobile Internet & WAP. Users compose a message in their phone containing the Keyword commands pertaining to their issue and send it to 0400 993 922. Provided by an independent, not for profit organisation based in Melbourne Australia. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification 'Making a difference' Stories from Local Communities are good examples of how local communities in different parts of the world have each sought to tackle the problem of land degradation and desertification in partnership with non-governmental organisations, international organizations and other institutions. From Recent Items on November 22, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


SC: 22/11 Zone Alarm update to version 6.1.737.000 If you use the Zone Alarm personal firewall, there's an important update available which you must download and install - it provides additional security; your system may advise you that the update is available, and if so, clicking the offered button will take you to the correct page on the download site ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 22, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Australian Flexible Learning Framework Funding Announced The Australian Government has committed further funding for the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, the national e-learning strategy for the VET system. Federal Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, the Hon Gary Hardgrave MP has announced AUD$15 million for the framework in 2006 to help address Australia's labour needs through e-learning. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


The Mercury Project at the University of Melbourne Mercury is a logic programming language that was developed to counter the difficulties associated with large scale programme development, permitting modularity and separate compilations. This site enables users to download the most recent version of Mercury and supplementary documentation including a tutorial, user guide, and FAQ. Various mailing lists are available and are archived and searchable. Papers and presentations written by the members of the team relating to implementation techniques, design issues, and the theoretical basis of Mercury are available to peruse. From EEVL New Learning Materials on November 22, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


OpenDDPT OpenDiscreteDynamicProgrammingTemplate : founds optimal constrainted parameters of a discrete controls with second order optimization template replacing Hessian with directional derivatives and backpropagation for digital filter(as neural network) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


MobileKids This virtual world is a venue for young children to learn how to be safe in automobile traffic - one of their greatest risks for injury. It is a major initiative created and fully supported by Daimler-Chrysler. It is cool and free. Health From Golden Swamp on November 22, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Everyone Counts E1C provides systems and services around the collection of sensitive information over the Internet; safely collecting votes, personal information and student assessment data and votes from anyone in the world for any type of election, poll or survey. Tools such as eLect (for elections) and eQuest (for surveys) enable administrators and non-programmers to do it themselves by helping to automate some of the critical tasks in e-governance. Built on open systems, there is a public demonstration site and an eCCE project that aims to use ICT to illustrate and expand on the content and goals of Disco From Recent Items on November 22, 2005 at 6:07 a.m..


SC: 22/11 Hackers may use hole in Internet Explorer to compromise a PC Hackers have published 'Proof of Concept' code which lays a PC open to compromise through clicking on a maliciously crafted web page - the exploit takes advantage of a newly discovered flaw in the Java engine which affects the way that Internet Explorer (IE) processes the "Window()" function in JavaScript ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 22, 2005 at 4:13 a.m..


2005 National Child Protection Awards The National Child Protection Awards recognise the valuable work of community based organisations that protect and secure the wellbeing of Australia's children. Some winners have been acknowledged for their work promoting child safety and protection in schools, churches and the entertainment industry. Many of the winning and highly commended programmes provide support for Australians who often face special challenges such as young parents, Indigenous families and parents with substance abuse or mental health issues. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 1:59 a.m..


Indigo Networks Australian Indigenous Art and Design Monash University's Art and Design faculty is leading an ambitious national project to develop an Indigenous visual culture network. The Indigo project aims to create an extensive database of organisations supporting, developing and promoting Aboriginal art and design in Australia, with research initially focused on Victorian Aboriginal art. A major part of the project is the development of an online network and website for Aboriginal art and design groups across Australia. The site will include a comprehensive list of museums and Indigenous art galleries. Membership to the network will b From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 1:59 a.m..


EdNA's 10th birthday On 27 November 1998, Online Australia Day, EdNA celebrated its first birthday of the Directory Service and to mark the occasion the website's name was changed to EdNA Online. EdNA has now developed as a national framework for collaboration and co-operation throughout all levels of the Australian education community - involving the participation of schools, vocational education and training, higher education, government departments and professional associations. The tenth birthday celebration is 27 November 2007. From EdNA Online on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 Torino, Italy, is the host city for the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006. In total there will be eight competition venues and three Olympic Villages in Torino, Bardonecchia and Sestriere. Sports include ice hockey, skating, bobsleigh, and skiing among others From EdNA Online on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Coin for a Cord Day The aim of Coin for a Cord Day is to create community awareness of cord blood and to raise funds for cord blood research. Cord blood research is concerned with collection, storage and use of cord blood. Transplantation of this blood produces far less immunological complications than transplant of adult bone marrow. This means that the matching between donors and recipients is less critical, which makes it easier to find suitable cord blood donors. When transplanted into a patient, different types of blood cells can be produced after the patient's own blood cells have been depleted or dest From EdNA Online on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Anatomy Modules and Radiographic Anatomy of the Skeleton This site contains online teaching materials from the University of Washington School of Medicine radiology program. The modules include, knee antomy, distal thigh anatomy, temporomandibular joint anatomy, radiographic anatomy of the skeleton, an online muscle atlsa, and ultrasound imgaes of the shoulder. Each section provides detailed anatomy, illustrations, and examples of pathology where appropriate. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Why Pay Taxes? This module is the first of four lessons from Theme 1: Your Roles as a Taxpayer developed by the Internal Revenue Service. It is also the first of 24 lessons from six themes located on the Whys of Taxes site. A teacher lesson plan, student lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation, information sheet, printable worksheet, activities and assessments are available. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


How Taxes Evolve This module is Lesson 2 from Theme 1: Your Role as a Taxpayer from the Whys of Taxes site developed by the Internal Revenue Service. Both online and print materials are available including: a student lesson on how taxes evolve, three activities ( the powers of Congress, the formal legislation process, and contacting Congress), assessments, a teacher lesson plan, two information sheets, two worksheets as well as weblinks. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Taxpayer's Responsibility This module is Lesson 3 from Theme 1: Your Role as a Taxpayer developed by the Internal Revenue Service. The site containsthe following online materials (student lesson; three activities: tax avoidance and tax evasion, voluntary compliance, and a match and memory game, and an assessment. It also contains the following printable content: teacher lesson plan, information sheet, two worksheets, and a complete lesson pack. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Taxpayer's Rights This module is Lesson 4 from Theme 1: Your Role as a Tax Payer from the IRS site The Whys of Taxes. Online materials include a student lesson, three activities (taxpayer righs, tax court, and processing tax forms), and an assessment. Printable materials include: a teacher lesson plan, information worksheet for activity 1, a worksheet and solution, as well as an assessment and solution. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


PhotoNotes From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Gray's Human Anatomy Online This site presents the contents of Gray's 1918 version of Human Anatomy online. The site is searchable by anatomic term and contains both text and drawings. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Instant Anatomy Instant anatomy contains illustrations of the Human Body to aid the learning of Human Anatomy. The site allows user to select an area of the human body and then presents more detailed options to investigate the anatomy of that region. The site is desigened for first year medical students. A CD-ROM with more detailed images is available for sale. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


NetAnatomy NetAnatomy is designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical, health sciences, and nursing students. NetAnatomy also serves as a place to review anatomy after one’s initial exposure to the subject, e.g. students beginning a clinical rotation, USMLE (National Board) preparation, etc. Content will be added to NetAnatomy over time. It currently contains both radiographic and cross sectional views of human anatomy. Cross section views allow students to zoom into clsoer views, have references to where that section lies in relation to other or From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 21, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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