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Media Release- The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP - Minister for Education, Science and Training - COMPARING YEAR 12 STANDARDS IN KEY SUBJECTS - TERMS OF REFERENCE ANNOUNCED A Media Release from the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP, Minister for Education, Science and Training announcing a terms of reference comparitive study of Year 12 assessments, content, curriuclum and standards throughout Austalia in key subject areas such as English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 9:25 p.m..


MHE 2006 International Conference on Values and Ethics: Managing Challenges and Realities in Higher Education The 2006 IMHE General Conference will focus on the challenges of managing issues involving ethics and values in higher education. A frequent subject of debate in economic circles, these two notions have been brought into greater prominence by the shifting environment and the changes under way in higher education. Rapid changes in technologies, research and the role of higher education in society raise a range of issues which concern complex concepts of freedom, responsibility, truth, control, limits and which have practical implications for governance, policy and management of higher education From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 9:25 p.m..


University Research Management - Developing Research in New Institutions Given the increasing competitiveness and greater geo-political significance of higher education and research, and the under-developed profile of many new Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), this study seeks to examine the processes and strategies being devised by new HEIs to grow research. By focusing on new HEIs, this book provides a unique profile of the experiences of a group of institutions that has hitherto been unidentified and unexplored. It analyses results drawn from an in-depth study of twenty-five HEIs from across sixteen countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denm From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 9:25 p.m..


Male Teachers' Strategy - Education Queensland The strategic plan for the attraction, recruitment and retention of male teachers in Queensland state schools 2002-2005 outlines issues, strategies and responsibilities for improving the employment rate of men. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


SuprGlu - Gluing your life together. SuprGlu is a service that allows you to gather content from many sites and compile it into one web page. It can gather your content from popular webservices and publish them in one convenient place. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Brain Gym International Gathering - Brisbane An opportunity to meet the course creators, authors and legends of the Educational Kinesiology profession. During the conference there will be opporutnities for participation through individual and group focussed projects. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts A free searvice of EBSCO Publishing. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Global Dimension (UK) Global Dimension is a UK website for teachers giving access to resources to bring global perspectives to lesson planning and teaching. The website includes curriculum information, news features, case studies and a Global Dimension calendar. From Recent Items on November 23, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 23/11 Opera Web Browser on Linux requires security update Users of the popular 'Opera' web browser working on the Linux and UNIX platforms are asked to update the program with a revised version; a security flaw in Opera versions 5 to 8 could allow a malicious person to take over a computer and use it for malicious purposes; the new version is 8.51 and can be obtained from the Opera website as mentioned below ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 23, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


SC: 23/11 Hackers turn attention towards 'ordinary' programs A report by the SANS Institute suggests that hackers attempting to subvert and take over PCs are turning their attention increasingly towards 'ordinary' programs run by users - such as media players, backup software and a variety of third-party utilities; this is largely because those programs are not updated automatically or by the operating system; they have to be updated by hand as security fixes are issued by the vendors ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 23, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


SC: 23/11 New 'Sober' virus outbreak swamps internet The email security and management services company MessageLabs reports that it has intercepted over 2.7-million copies of the new Sober virus since 21 November, many of which are being spoofed to appear as though they are sent from the FBI or the CIA; the message contains a warning to the recipient about illegal internet browsing activity; an attachment in the message contains an infective agent which will send out infected and malicious emails in great volume from the compromised computer. Since the virus first struck on Monday 21st November, the volume of viruses being sent across the Inter From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 23, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


National Library Survey: Which Electronic Resources for Australia? The National Licensing Forum wants to find out more about the electronic information products already licensed and those considered most useful by Australian libraries in areas of: General reference, dictionary, encyclopaedia; full text news & current affairs service with Australian content; or health information. The aim is to negotiate and purchase national licences for certain key online information resources identified as being of central importance to meeting the information needs of Australians. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


U. N Secretary General Unveils Prototype 100 Dollar Laptop Nicholas Negroponte's dream of distributing cheap notebooks to the world's poorest children, may soon be realised. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 23, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Worldwind NASA A website of NASA here “lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data. . .” Experience here a unique way to learn geography and a glimpse of how education of the future will likely be done. Geography From Golden Swamp on November 23, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Mathmetical Art of M.C. Escher This site offers some brief information about the artist, tessellations, polyhedra, interesting aspects about the artist’s work, analyzing the “logic of space”, and self reference information. I enjoyed the graphics and examples of Escher’s art. There are fun links that enable you to learn about making your own models of the regular polyhedra, using Platonic Solids Model Paper. I would recommend this site to any student who would like to learn about the relationship of math and art. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 23, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Learning Times: Open Professional Development Community for Education and Training Professionals LearningTimes is a US-based free, open environment for interaction among professional educators. The LearningTimes community includes a wide range of synchronous and asynchronous communications tools, including: moderated discussion boards; instant messenging, calendars and listings of events; activity areas; surveys; places to upload, annotate and collaborate on documents, images and applications. Virtual classroom and webcast environments play a key role, providing resources for live and recorded special events, seminars, meetings, and group discussion. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 6:30 a.m..


Bookbinding Instructions and How to Bookbinding Instructions and How to from The Art of Bookbinding 1897 online. Also online Bookbinding and the Care of Books. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 3:11 a.m..


The Seven Wonders: Natural Wonders Written by the University of South Florida, this website looks at the wonders of the world, both historically and in the modern world. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 3:11 a.m..


Destination: The Natural Wonders of the World CNN Interactive brings together resources about the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 3:11 a.m..


Baudrillard on the Web Baudrillard on the Web is a comprehensive list of links to web resources relating to the eminent French social theorist Jean Baudrillard. This site links to works by Baudrillard himself and to secondary sources that discuss or employ Baudrillard's work. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 3:11 a.m..


Michel Foucault: Resources This site provides a variety of resources relating to the work of the famous French philosopher who lived from 1926 to 1984. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 3:11 a.m..


Environmentally Active Schools - Sustainable Schools Schools can now find out more about the the award-winning Victorian Sustainable Schools Program by accessing the Sustainable Schools website. The website offers video interviews with students and staff from Sustainable Schools, Case Studies from participating schools and heaps of information on what's involved in this exciting whole school sustainability program. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian National Parks Official Website for National Parks in Australia Welcome to Australian National Parks Online. A comprehensive guide to Australia's Greatest Natural Resource. As a teenager, the editor of this site had the good fortune to experience first hand, the beauty of Australia's National Parks through his association with the Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World; Mount Everest in Nepal, Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe, Grand Canyon in Arizona, Great Barrier Reef Australia, Northern Lights, Paricutin Volcano in Mexico, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Panic Online - Monash University's Online Resource and Treatment Program for People with Panic Disorder Panic Online Step 1 provides a general overview of many of the issues relating to panic disorder and some useful information on reducing panic attacks. Also included are some interactive quizzes and an opportunity to register the second part of the program: Panic Online Step 2. Panic Online Step 2 is an interactive step-by-step treatment program delivered via the internet and includes email therapy assistance. Entry to this site is passworded. If you have not already done so, please register through Panic Online Step 1 to gain access. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


National Park Service of America Welcome to the home of the National Park Service and America's national parks. Use this website to explore everything national parks have to offer. Each national park has a page that will introduce you to the park, activities, upcoming events and fun things for kids to do. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Travel Information - Australian Explorer Australian Travel Information for those interested in tourism in Australia. An essential travel guide offering historical information, local events and places of interest. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Australian Wildlife Cam Gould League and Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary project streaming live web cam of Australian animals in nest boxes in their natural habitat, plus environmental curriculum resources. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Promoting and Advancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: The Messages from the AUQA Reports The project presents analyses and interpretations of the learning and teaching issues reported on by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) as well as of issues from corresponding institutional performance portfolios. From these analyses and interpretations messages are identified. The messages are intended to support the activities and responsibilities of the Carrick Institute according to its mission and objectives. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Promotion and Teaching of Agricultural Science and Languages in Schools - A Practical Approach Language classes integrating agricultural science in primary and secondary schools can be used to foster a positive image of agriculture and language learning in Australia and worldwide. The paper aims to deliver a practical approach to assist teachers and curriculum writers. Students will be exposed to science, in particular agricultural science in a bilingual setting. Emphasis is placed on the importance of agricultural science and the learning of languages. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Promotion of Agriculture to Schools A National Scoping Study of the Promotion of Agriculture to Schools, convened by the Promotion of Agriculture to Schools Network and undertaken by Scarlet Consulting and funded by the Australian Wool Education Trust with in-kind contributions from national stakeholders. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Web Based Communities 2006 The Web Based Communities 2006 Conference aims at bringing together new vital understanding of WWW communities and what new initiatives mean. Each new perspective is potentially a catalyst for finding new architectures. National and regional-oriented communities may soon be relegated to a subordinate position compared to interest-oriented communities. Multiculturalism, critical thinking, expressing aesthetic aspects of our identity, and finding sparring partners for sharpening our ideologies, are all processes that need the new communication infrastructures. The targeted audience is scientists From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


National Excellence In Teaching Awards Announced The ASG Community Merit Awards are an initiative of the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) under the banner of the NEiTA Foundation. The NEiTA Foundation's teaching awards program is known across Australia as the People's Choice teaching awards because the education community - schools, parents and students nominate innovative and inspirational teachers who demonstrate excellence in their profession. The 2005 Merit Awards have been announced to teachers working in early childhood, primary and secondary areas. From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Awards and Funding - Graduate Scholarship for Rehabilitation Research in Canada The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to announce a new scholarship in rehabilitation-related research for graduate students with disabilities. The scholarship is supported by TD Bank Financial Group. Toronto Rehab is extremely grateful for the generosity of TD Bank Financial Group, which has pledged CAD$300,000 over three years for the TD Bank Financial Group Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities. The funding will provide scholarships of CAD$20,000, plus an individual supplement to help meet special disability-related costs of attendi From EdNA Online on November 23, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


I-BOT and BEYOND Workshops - Adelaide i-Bot & Robotics - A series of one day workshops for anyone interested in robotics/electronics. Providing an opportunity to meet Brenton O'Brien i-Bot inventor and award winner. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Communication Disorders in Childhood Conference Children's Hospital Education Research Institute at The Children's Hospital at Westmead is host to the conference 'Communication Disorders in Childhood'. Keynote speaker is Professor Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK. She specialises in developmental language disorders and behavioural genetics, and is author of The Children’s Communication Checklist. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


3rd Biennial Conference Open Road 2006: Challenges and Possibilities The conference will address the challenges and possibliites of providing access to and development of content and web services within the multilingual environment by engaging the audience in plenary sessions, workshops and round table discussions. Hosted by Vicnet, a division of the State Library of Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department for Victorian Communities. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Building Accessible Websites The book teaches developers of every sophistication and budget level how to improve the accessibility of their Websites so that people who are blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired can get the most out of them. From EdNA Online on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Layered Curriculum This website is based on the layered curriculum concept created by Kathie Nunley in which the activities are organized in levels (A, B, and C). Students may choose the activites in a particular level and may not move on until he/she has met the level requirement (usually accumulated points) the site features many layered curriculum units submitted by teachers and other relevant material. Excellent site for any constructivist teacher! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Alice Programming Language Alice is a 3d graphics programming environment intended to be a gentle first introduction to students ranging from 6th grade to college, typically students who typically would not take (or pass!) a programming course. Unlike previous no-typing programming systems, such as LogoBlocks and Stagecast, Alice allows students to gain experience with a wide variety of programming structures including looping, conditional statements, lists, and recursion. Using programming concepts and structures, students build 3D virtual worlds that are often compelling. In the Alice project, they acknowledge that ca From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Digital Music and Mathematics “How do CDs Work?” offers information on how a compact disc is created, and how it is read in a player. The diagrams used here explain the binary format that is used in producing digital music and how the laser reads the disc. A lot of information here comes from Philips – the inventors of the CD. The diagrams set this website above others; viewing them lends a superior understanding to the process of how CDs and CD players work. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Cryptography on the Web Bruce Schneier is considered the “guru” of technological security. His personal website includes an index of 1427 Cryptography Papers by different authors that are available online; as well as essays and editorials written by Schneier. He also offers a free, monthly newsletter, which regularly has serious discussions, debates, and critiques about security (cryptography). You can link to information about his company, Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. or to purchase books that Schneier has written on cryptography. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Mathematical Art of M. C. Escher This website takes Escher’s drawings a step further by showing his “impossible” drawings as physical objects; three-dimensional models designed by using computer graphics. The ants marching on the moebius ring is actually shown as a working model. There is not a lot of written information, but the graphics created here, lend a better understanding to Escher’s optical illusions. Click on “Beyond Escher for Real” to see similar work by other artists. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes This site provides information about and strategies for using the Internet in the Foreign Language classroom. It also provides examples of Internet lessons and WebQuests for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, ESL/EFL, Tagalog, and Latin. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


WebQuests This site provides links to information about WebQuests, how they came about and how to develop them. It also contains links to many WebQuests in various topics from fine arts, to science, to foreign language, to ELA, and interdisciplinary topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Sense About Science: Promoting an evidence-based approach to scientific issues Scientific evidence should be central in debates about science, medicine and technology. It is vital for clear public deliberation, scientific development and good policy. Often, though, evidence is ignored or even misrepresented. From scares about the contraceptive pill, fluoride and the MMR vaccine to controversies about genetic modification, stem cell research and radiation, society has paid with unfounded anxiety, delayed action, poor decisions, and lost opportunities for research and development. Sense About Science is an independent charitable trust responding to the misrepresentation of From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


UNEP Programme on Success Stories in Land Degradation Although desertification still remains a major environmental problem, impeding dryland development, there are also many projects and community-based initiatives which have successfully addressed these problems. This site provides links to short summaries of eighteen award-winning success stories and a more detailed summary of all the success stories. From Recent Items on November 22, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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