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First Person: Digital Storytelling Conference First Person will showcase Digital Storytelling as a new cinema of personal portrait, engage with story as an interactive practice and investigate the use of technology to share meaningful stories as a global community. Conference themes are: Broadcast convergence - new forms of storytelling; Storytelling and the digital generation; Democratization and documentation of voice. Keynote speaker is John O'Neal, Leading US civil rights activist, director, actor and playwright. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Christmas Links - Debbie's Unit Factory Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday about the festival of the first harvest of the crops. It begins on December 26 and lasts for seven days. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Young Tasmanian Student Wins Top History Award Emily Read from Clarence High School in Bellerive, Tasmania, has won the 2005 Young Historian of the Year Award. Emily won top honours in this year's National History Challenge for her outstanding essay on the Snug District Disaster Appeal Committee in Tasmania. The National History Challenge is a research-based competition giving all students in Years 5 to 12 the chance to be historians, investigate their community and explore their past. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Myfuture - Courses and Programs: Search The myfuture website provides a search tool to find courses and programs of study at both TAFE and university. The search may be refined by study field, industry group, entry requirements, attendance mode, education level and region of Australia. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Fighting for Bloggers' Rights (US) Electronic Frontier Foundation is a US-based nonprofit group working to protect digital rights. This site gives a basic roadmap to the legal issues US bloggers may may confront. Resources include: Legal Guide for Bloggers, FAQ on Intellectual Property; Privacy; Adult Material. Under Student Blogging, topics include: Can I Criticize Teachers on My Blog? Can I Republish Rumors on My Blog? Should I Blog About My Fellow Students' Private Lives? From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


SC: 30/11 Firefox 1.5 version is released If you use the popular Firefox web browser, you might like to know that version 1.5 is now released; Firefox has become a popular - and some believe more secure - alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 30, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


SC: 30/11 Internet Explorer vulnerability - threat level raised to 'critical' The Internet security company Secunia has issued an 'Extremely Critical' status warning about Internet Explorer; a vulnerability in the program can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on November 30, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Using Moodle Forums: Teaching Strategies Are you already using Moodle in a real teaching situation? This forum is for sharing stories and tricks about using Moodle as a teaching tool. Questions and answers are welcome. It is not a place to suggest or discuss new software features. Guests can read postings online or via RSS feed. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Will BenQ Be A Top Notebook PC Brand By 2007? Mobile phone manufacturer BenQ, are aiming for success with their series of Joybook laptops. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on November 30, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


How the Heart Works This site gives technical information about how the the heart works and has animated diagrams to demonstrate the physiology of the heart. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


One Gene, One Protein This is a module from the Supersite, "DNA From the Beginning." This section focuses on the concept, one gene makes one protein. The materials contain an animated tutorial on DNA, genes and heredity. The science behind each concept is explained using animations, an image gallery, video interviews, problems, biographies, and links. There are three sections for the Supersite including Classical Genetics, Molecules of Genetics, and Organization of Genetic Material. Key features are the clear explanations of classical experiments and excellent photographs of researchers and their labs. From Golden Swamp on November 30, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Global Summit 2006 The second Global Summit hosted by education.au will reflect on the themes and recommendations developed at the 2002 Summit and will focus on formulating future strategies for elearning, ICT research and career information services in the connected world. The first Global Summit was held in Adelaide on 4 and 5 March 2002, and brought together leaders, specialists and policy makers from Australia and around the world to share their experiences and to explore future directions in the development and management of online learning, education and training networks. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


Staff Workshop - Microsoft Workshop This is a test entry. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


IR 7.0: Internet Convergences, International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers Inviting papers and presentations based on empirical research, theoretical analysis and everything in between that explore the multiple ways the Internet acts in both converging and fragmenting ways - physical, cultural, technological, political, social - on local, regional, and global scales. Deadlines: Final date for proposal submission: 7 February 2006 Final workshop submission deadline: 31 March 2006 From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


Easter Monday Easter Monday is a Public Holiday in Australia, observed after Easter Sunday. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006) The conference is the main European forum for the presentation of new research results in the field of Information Retrieval. The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers reporting original, previously unpublished results. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


Boxing Day - All states except SA Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth The Commonwealth of Nations is an association of independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former colonies once governed by the United Kingdom as part of the British Empire. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:58 a.m..


Report on the Crawl and Harvest of the Whole Australian Web Domain Undertaken during June and July 2005 In June and July 2005 the National Library of Australia conducted a project to undertake the first large scale harvest of the Australian web domain. The objective was to collect, for preservation purposes, as much, in terms of breadth and depth, of the .au domain as possible within a defined and limited crawl duration and to gain more understanding of the issues associated with this approach to digital archiving. This report is based on an initial analysis of the content by using the Internet Archive's WayBack Machine interface, pending receipt of the indexed content from the Internet Arc From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing (tab.computer.org/tcsc). The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) will be part of the IEEE Computer Society Congress on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (CoSTEP), celebrating the 60th Anniversary of IEEE Computer Society! ICWS 2006 organizing committee invites you to participate in the fourth year of ICWS in Chicago, USA on 18-22 September 2006. ICWS 2006 will be co-located with the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006), the 30th Annual International From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


Designing a Smarter Search Engine New Macquarie University research aims to take some of the frustration out of searching on the Internet. Most of us have been frustrated at one time or another when using Internet search engines. Even the better-known and much-used Google and Yahoo can provide too much information, which then takes hours to sift through. Alternatively, search engines often yield pages and pages of unrelated results for what may have begun as a relatively simple enquiry. In response, a research team at the Centre for Language Technology within the Division of Information and Communication Sciences has developed From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


DSpace User Group Meeting The University of Bergen is pleased to announce that it will host a two day DSpace User Group Meeting on 20 and 21 April 2006, as part of its commitment to the community. The meeting will primarily be concerned with technology and processes that have been developed to embed DSpace into institutional systems, and the different roles that DSpace has found in this environment, beyond purely that of an Institutional Repository platform. In addition important general developments will be presented, and there will be tutorials for both technical and non-technical DSpace users. Accompanying this will From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Education Week - QLD Queensland Education Week will involve many exciting events and activities for all Queensland state schools. As well as organising their own school-based activities, schools and their local communities are encouraged to take part in a series of official State Education Week events and activities. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Dive Into Accessibility - 30 Days to a More Accessible Web Site This book answers two questions. The first question is Why should I make my web site more accessible? The second question is How can I make my web site more accessible? From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


International Education Media - Australian Education An informative site providing links to Universities, Colleges, Schools, Private Educators in Australia, New Zealand and various other Countries. Additional resources include Student Health Insurance, Student Loans, Student Travel and Visas. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Eagle Condor Institute Updated Indigenous News Eagle Condor Institute provides Environment and Indigenous updated news online. ECI is Native American non profit organization, advocating a program that values the culture, the rights, health and welfare of all human beings. From EdNA Online on November 30, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Autumn Music Educators Seminar at St Johns Southgate A unique professional development opportunity for music educators with a selection of inspiring and practical sessions geared towards developing your skills and confidence. Key presenters are Celia Christmass (WA) & Andrew Pennay (QLD). This two-day seminar will feature sessions for classroom teachers at Primary and Secondary levels, aural training classes, conducting, choral performances, music advocacy, music technology and elective classes. From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


10th Anniversary Early Childhood Conference of Performing Arts (ECCPA) This dynamic conference is for early primary school teachers, pre school teachers, caregivers, family day care workers, therapists, parents and anyone interested in working creatively with young children (0-8 years). Lori Custodero from the USA and Tanya Batt from New Zealand are the featured presenters along with many local experts. Online registrations at www.vosa.org From EdNA Online on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Design2Learn At this wiki, visit AllAboutPatterns to learn about patterns for networked learning, and the history of patterns and pattern languages. You can learn how to WriteYourPattern for components of a networked learning portal such as this one. And you can share and learn at ViewPatterns. You can talk about QWAN, patterns for networked learning, and much more, by visiting DeBlogs and DeLinks. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Design2Learn At this wiki, visit AllAboutPatterns to learn about patterns for networked learning, and the history of patterns and pattern languages. You can learn how to WriteYourPattern for components of a networked learning portal such as this one. And you can share and learn at ViewPatterns. You can talk about QWAN, patterns for networked learning, and much more, by visiting DeBlogs and DeLinks. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Introduction to African American Studies This site is presented as a syllabus for teaching an Introduction to African-American studies from African heritage to the present. The web site contains 13 pages/weeks of instructions with a complete lecture schedule. Each page/week of instructions include Topics, Readings, Personalities, and Multimedia. The music and speeches are not available to web listeners until he/she clicks on week VI. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Low power circuit design a collection of lecture slides for low power design From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Learning Management Systems - the Next Generation Lesson created for Master of Distance Education students for the MDE program at Athabasca University. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Copyright - A Canadian Perspective Portal site for information on Canadian copyright history and issues. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on November 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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