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Australian Education International Review of Data Users Needs The International Research and Analysis Unit of Australian Education International is conducting a survey of all likely users of its data services. The questions relate mainly to access to, and presentation of, the data. User feedback will be valuable in helping make the service more useful. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Rights of Passage: A Dialogue with Young Australians About Human Rights This report launched by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission provides a unique snapshot into young peoples' knowledge about human rights and their views on a wide range of contemporary rights-related issues such as terrorism, workplace reforms, torture, refugees, Indigenous issues and bullying. 'Rights of Passage' also highlights the importance of human rights education programs and resources to students and teachers and shows the link between knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Zthes: a Profile for Thesaurus Navigation in Z39.50 and SRW The Zthes profile describes an abstract model for representing and searching thesauri - semantic hierarchies of terms as described in ISO 2788 - and specifies how this model may be implemented using the Z39.50 and SRW protocols. It also suggests how the model may be implemented using other protocols and formats. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


2005 Australian Awards for University Teaching Announced Australia’s outstanding university teachers were recognised this week for their dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm as winners of the 2005 University Teaching Awards. Eleven university teachers and five university teams were awarded for their excellence in teaching. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Winners of 2005 Australian Awards for University Teaching The winners of the 2005 AAUT have been announced. The Prime Minister's Award for University Teacher of the Year went to Associate Professor Michael Christie, Ms Waymamba Gaykamangu, Ms Betty Marrnganyin and Mr John Greatorex, Charles Darwin University. Other winners and finalists can be found on the Carrick Institute website. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 29/11 Apple Mac OSX Security update Apple Computers have released a Security Update for their MacOSX  operating system ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 29, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Panda Particulars Tai Shan, the panda cub at Washington’s National Zoo, made his live debut today before media cameras. He has been and will be continually covered here online at the zoo’s website. There is a live cam and connections to other panda resources. Animal sciences From Golden Swamp on November 29, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Cluster Capers Cluster Capers is now available on the DEET Staff Site. Click on the link above to view the latest information. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 11:27 a.m..


Ojala que llueva cafe From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:27 a.m..


Flash Animation for Phsics TeachersFirst The resource contains 84 animations covering topics such as chaos, mechanics, vectors, waves, relativity; includes a tutorial on using Flash with mathematical equations to create controlled animations. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:27 a.m..


Proclamation Day - SA At the Old Gum Tree, Glenelg, on Proclamation Day, December 28, 1836, the colony of South Australia offially came into being. On that day it was proclaimed that government had been established, that the law would be enforced, and that Aboriginal people would be protected. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 4:34 a.m..


The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology was established by Lousiana State University in the USA and Sakarya University in Turkey. This journal focuses heavily on educational technology research. All submissions to the journal undertake a rigorous peer review that consists of three academic advisors from universities around the world. The site has had 79300 hits over a four year period and its audience is researchers, professors, graduate students, and school administrators and teachers. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 4:34 a.m..


Transparency International Transparency International is an international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption, and bringing civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition. TI, through its International Secretariat and independent national chapters around the world, works at the national and international level to curb both the supply and demand of corruption. In the international arena, TI raises awareness about the damaging effects of corruption, advocates policy reform, works towards the implementation of multilateral conventions and subsequently monitors com From Recent Items on November 29, 2005 at 4:34 a.m..


Governance (AusAID) AusAID sectoral information on Governance and its importance in the Australian government's overseas aid program. Effective governance means competent management of a country's resources in a way that is fair, open, accountable and responsive to people's needs. Good governance is the basic building block for development and is the largest of the aid program's sectors. It is the most effective investment that Australia can make in promoting sustained growth, improving living standards and reducing poverty. From Recent Items on November 29, 2005 at 4:34 a.m..


Democratic Governance (UNDP) The United Nations Development Programme's work in democratic governance can be summarised into the following categories: Legislatures, Electoral Systems and Processes, Access to Justice and Human Rights, Access to Information, Decentralisation and Local Governance, Public Administration and Civil Service Reform. From Recent Items on November 29, 2005 at 4:34 a.m..


Governance and Anti-Corruption (World Bank) The World Bank's governance program supports countries in improving governance and controlling corruption. Programs take a strategic and integrative multi-disciplinary approach by: going beyond public sector dysfunction (the 'symptom') to assist countries in integrating institutional, regulatory and economic reforms (the 'fundamentals'); implementing rigorous empirical diagnostics and analysis, bringing about collective action, through participation and broad-based bottom-up coalitions, building partnerships within countries and other international or regional institut From Recent Items on November 29, 2005 at 4:34 a.m..


UMAT applications deadline 10th June 2005 - Contact ICARUS College for help! Undergraduate Medicine & Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) with ICARUS College here for you! The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. UMAT is used specifically to assist in the selection of students into medicine and some health science degree programs at undergraduate level. The purpose of UMAT i... From Medical-Entrance News on November 29, 2005 at 2:14 a.m..


Mobiles, SMS and Part-time Work Counting Towards the HSC: Welcome to the Classroom of Tomorrow The valuable workplace skills teenagers' gain through after-school jobs for pocket money could in future also count towards their Higher School Certificates, according to a University of Western Sydney education researcher. UWS News, 25 November 2005 From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 2:13 a.m..


ABCs of Fair Trade The US Fair Trade Resource Network provides an introduction to the issue of fair trade with short descriptions of topics including: Accountability, Business ethics, Codes of conduct, Certification, Free trade, Globalisation, Labeling, Organics, Quotas and Subsidies. From Recent Items on November 29, 2005 at 2:13 a.m..


Conscious Consumer: Promoting Economic Justice Through Fair Trade The executive summary of a US Fair Trade Resource Network publication gives a brief overview of the Fair Trade movement, its history, how consumers can participate and the challenges facing fair trade. From Recent Items on November 29, 2005 at 12:46 a.m..


Inaugural Australian Vocational Student Prize Winners Announced The 464 individual winners of the 2005 Australian Vocational Student Prize have been announced. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005 to recognise the achievements of outstanding senior secondary students undertaking a VET in Schools program or school-based apprenticeship. Each winner will receive a certificate and a $2000 cash prize. A list of winners is available at the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) website. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 12:16 a.m..


Connotea: Online Reference Management Service Connotea is a free online reference management service. It allows you to save links to all your favourite articles, references, websites and other online resources with one click. Connotea is also a social bookmarking tool, so you can view other people's collections to discover new, interesting content. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


E-Research Strategic Framework: Interim Report of the E-Research Coordinating Committee The Interim Report of the E-Research Coordinating Committee, "An E-Research Strategic Framework" of 30 September 2005 sets out the policy issues pertinent to Australia securing maximum benefit from the use of e-research techniques; proposes strategic directions which should be pursued; and proposes further steps that would allow generation of an implementation plan. From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Library Treasures Tell the Great Australian Story National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries, an exhibition which tells the great Australian story, opens at the National Library of Australia on 3 December 2005. The exhibition, four years in development, will tour 175 iconic objects drawn from the magnificent collections of Australia's national, state and territory libraries to every capital city over the next two years. The exhibition includes manuscripts, maps, books, paintings and objects which have been brought together for the first time. Each item has been carefully chosen for its narrative power and how it relates to From EdNA Online on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Web Development for anyone Echo Echo is the place for anyone interested in web development. Here you can find tons of tutorials on the website and links to more tutorials. It goes from the basics, html tags to flash animation. One of the nice features of the site is it has a quiz section, that you can go over HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. On top of the tutorials and quizzes there are articles on really interesting information for web developers. Plus there is a online tools section which show how to make drop down boxes and other useful tools by showing the page as the user would see it, then showing the code used for it. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


The Alliance for Technology Assistance ATA (Alliance for Technology Access), which is a non-profit organization, provides technological assistance and information to individuals with disabilities. ATA provides many services to its members some of which are; guided exploration and consultations, demonstrations, support services, computer labs, technology lending library services, workshops, and newsletters. ATA also has resource center located across the nation and can help you find one closest to you. Furthermore, I find the ATA website very easy to navigate, especially for someone who is not skilled in making there way through the From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Interactive Distributions This applet displays various distributions and allows the user to experiment with the parameters to see the effects on the curve. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


ARTIST Assessment Builder A searchable database of more than 1000 test questions for introductory statistics concepts. The user is prompted to select subject material and learning outcome expectations from a variety of question formats and then downloads the items and can edit the test with a word processor. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Virtual Manipulative Scatterplot This is an excellent site for making scatterplots. It lets you input your x & y and gives you a scatterplot as well as your regression equation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 28, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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