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29th Australasian Computer Science Conference - ACSC2006 The Australasian Computer Science Conference series is an annual forum for exploring research, development and novel applications in computer science. The 29th edition will be hosted by the University of Tasmania and its School of Computing as part of the Australasian Computer Science Week. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-border Higher Education The guidelines were jointly developed by UNESCO and OECD, to provide an international framework to protect students and other stakeholders from low-quality provision and disreputable providers. They will sustain the development of quality cross-border higher education that meets human, social, economic and cultural needs. The Guidelines set out how governments, higher education institutions/providers, student bodies, quality assurance and accreditation bodies, academic and professional recognition bodies of the sending country and receiving country could share responsibilities, while respectin From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


3rd New Librarians' Symposium This symposium aims to:inspire delegates to explore avenues towards a successful career in Information and Library Management; include exciting keynote speakers, peer presentations and workshops designed to challenge and build new skills; contain a dynamic and energetic mix of sessions on career development, leadership and advocacy; provide a forum to meet and network with other new graduates and leaders in the industry. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Interactive Whiteboards 2006 This highly practical conference will give teachers and school leaders ideas, skills and resources they need to use IWBs and the related ICT to enhance teaching and learning and the overall vitality of the school. By attending a variety of workshops, teachers will explore how to use the IWB and related digital technology to enrich their everyday teaching. Workshops will be scheduled to suit both primary and secondary teachers, focusing on Australian curriculum. On the afternoon of Thursday August 10 conference participants will be able to visit classrooms using IWBs at St Bernadette's and From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


HERDSA 2006: Critical Visions: Thinking, Learning and Researching in Higher Education Higher Education is changing rapidly to accommodate new ways of thinking, learning and researching. The 2006 HERDSA conference will encourage wide debate on the various ways in which higher education currently and potentially stimulates and nurtures these three critical outcomes. What have we learnt from the past? What trends are emerging? How can we optomise the outcomes of higher education in the future? Can higher education increase its relevance to its students, researchers and the community at large? These and other challenging questions will be explored at the HERDSA 2006 International C From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 7:21 p.m..


2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange Support Programme The Year of Exchange Japanese Executive Committee is administering the 2006 Australia-Japan Year of Exchange Grass-roots Support Programme, which awards grants to organisations undertaking events held in Australia to promote exchanges between Australia and Japan across all sectors. This also applies to educational exchanges. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 7:21 p.m..


Free Vietnamese Online This websites includes recources for learning Vietnamese and Vietnamese Culture. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 6, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Risk of Human-Induced Desertification Map The Risk of Human Induced Desertification map is based on an overlay of the global desertification map and a global population density map. From Recent Items on December 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Global Desertification Vulnerability Map The Desertification Vulnerability map is based on a reclassification of the global soil climate map and global soil map. The map is useful for teachers and students interested in the global distribution of desertification vulnerability. From Recent Items on December 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Australian Actions to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation National Report by Australia on measures taken to support implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, compiled by the Commonwealth Intergovernmental Working Group for the UNCCD (April 2002). Contents include: environmental issues, legislation, national strategies, research and indigenous issues. Case Studies include: Grassy Ecosystems Management Plan; Risk Management; Regional Forest Agreements; Australian Bird Atlas; Murray Darling Basin; Remote Sensing; Indigenous Land Management Facilitators; Riskherd and Assisting India. The report also detail initiatives to From Recent Items on December 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Global White Band Day 3, 10 December Wear your White Band and demonstrate support for an end to poverty and social injustice on International Human Rights Day, 10 December. This White Band day is All About Trade and coincides with the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Hong Kong on December 10. From Global Education on December 6, 2005 at 6:10 a.m..


Anthony Eaton Information about the West Australian author, Anthony Eaton, his books, where he is appearing, and how to contact him, or book him to speak at a school. The site contains a short story archive and teacher materials for 'A New Kind of Dreaming' and 'Fireshadow'. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 3:44 a.m..


How workplace experiences while at school affect career pathways How experiences with the workplace while at school affect young people after leaving school is the subject of this report. The experiences include those gained through work experience, school-based New Apprenticeships, part-time work and vocational placements in VET in Schools programs. Specific areas explored include the views of young people on the value of the various workplace experiences; for example, in relation to their staying at school and their post-school-to-work plans and pathways. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


RedLightGreen: Search RLG Union Catalog RedLightGreen is a tool produced by the RLG Union Catalogue and available to any Web user to help locate the most important books and other research materials in their area of interest, create citations (MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard or Turabian) and check availability in local libraries. THe RLG Union Catalog is a database of over 130 million records. The 'Get it at your library' service which lets users discover holdings for local libraries via an ISBN/title search of the local OPAC requires users to register. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:37 a.m..


Dimensions of Innovation: Some historical perspectives on VET and innovation in Australia The development of a uniquely Australian system of innovation and its relation to the vocational education and training (VET) system is considered in this discussion paper. It asserts that the Australian system of innovation fits the pattern of incremental innovation and diffusion of technical knowledge. It focuses on arrangements prior to the formation of the technical and further education system in the late 1970s. It concludes that the diffusion of knowledge and the development of a workforce capable of developing innovative local technical solutions has long been the domain of VET institut From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


iAwards: AIIA's iAwards AIIA's iAwards is the premier awards program for the ICT industry in Australia. The program provides a showcase for many of Australia's ICT success stories and recognises the entrepreneurial spirit of the Australian ICT industry. The iAwards are co-presented by AIIA, the Australian Financial Review and the CSIRO ICT Centre. The nominations will close on 23 February 2006 and the finalists will be named on 2 March 2006 From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


Program Teacher for Kids Children can learn the basics of programming with the help of a simple icon-based language developed at the University of NSW. The fUNSoftWare language provides children, aged eight to 15, with an easy tool to learn programming. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


Seaweek 2006 In recognition of the UNESCO “Decade of Education for Sustainable Development“, Seaweek will be a celebration of the many ways we can all learn to live more sustainably for the future. Seaweek will be held from March 5th to March 12th 2006. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


E-Learning Opens International Doors An innovative business programme at the University of Ulster’s School of International Business is pulling in students from far and near. The first intake in September for the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Science in International Business by E-Learning included students from Canada, Ghana, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway as well across the UK. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


From School to Work: The Role of Traineeships This study analyses the role of traineeships in the transition from school to work, using data from a sample of a group of young Australians who were in Year 9 in 1995. This group of young people were surveyed each year from 1995 to 2002. The characteristics associated with participation in a traineeship are examined, as are the labour market outcomes. It was found that young people who undertake traineeships between the ages of 15 and 21 years do better in the labour market than those who leave school and do not undertake any post-school education and training. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 2:00 a.m..


Postgraduate Scholarships 2006: For women in science, engineering, technology and construction The Victorian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure (DOI), is offering three scholarships to female full-time or part-time students, who are either commencing or completing postgraduate studies in science, engineering, technology or construction related fields in 2006. The scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, will be awarded for one year full-time or two years part-time study. The winners of the scholarships will also be given the opportunity to undertake part-time work at DOI during the year, subject to study constraints. Applications close on Tuesday 20 December 2005. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Catholic University - Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's) Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's) offers programs in arts, business, education, exercise science, information systems, nursing, music, psychology, social sciences, theology and visual arts, and has around 3200 students. The Campus was established in 2000, replacing Christ campus, Oakleigh, formerly Christ College, founded in 1967, and Mercy campus, Ascot Vale, formerly mercy teacher Training College, founded in 1908. Part of the campus is historic Central Hall, formerly Cathedral Hall, built in 1903 and closely linked with Melbourne's Catholic community. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Catholic University - Ballarat Campus (Aquinas) Ballarat Campus (Aquinas) offers programs in education, educational leadership, management, midwifery, nursing, philosophy, religious education and theology, and has around 650 students. The Campus was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1909 to train Catholic teachers. The College moved to 1200 Mair Street in 1974, first becoming the Catholic Teachers College and then part of the Institute of Catholic Education. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Catholic University - Canberra Campus (Signadou) The Canberra Campus (Signadou) offers programs in arts, education, educational leadership, religious education, philosophy, social work, theology and youth studies, and has around 650 students. The Campus is named after the 'Sign of God' (Signe de Dieu) given to the founder of the Dominican Order in the 13th century directing him and members of his Order to teach. The Dominican Sisters' Teacher Training College was founded in Maitland in 1926. The College moved to Canberra in 1963. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Catholic University - Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary) The Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary) offers programs in arts, career education, child protection, education, exercise science, social work, evaluation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, inclusive education, mediation and advocacy, philosophy, professional development, professional leadership, religious education, theology and visual arts, and has around 2600 students. The campus was formerly a teachers college founded by the Christian Brothers in 1908. Lay students were admitted in 1973 and women in 1982. Mount Saint Mary College amalgamated with other Catholic colleges to From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Australian Catholic University - Postgraduate Courses The Postgraduate Courses Guide provides information on all postgraduate courses available at all ACU National campuses as well as postgraduate courses available online. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Launch of Teaching Australia Teaching Australia is the national body for the teaching profession, promoting quality teaching and school leadership for the benefit of all Australians. Teaching Australia was launched as an independent body on 5 December 2005. Formerly the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School leadership (NIQTSL), the Institute has been established with funding from the Australian Government, to be operated by and for the teaching profession. From EdNA Online on December 6, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


NOVA - Forensics A site that has interesting information on forensics and interactive activities for kids to play. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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Promotion Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about promotion for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Channels of Distribution Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about channels of distribution for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Price Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about pricing for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Product Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about products for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Segmentation Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about segmentation for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Buyer Behavior Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about segmentation for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Marketing Research Unit for Introductory Marketing Information about marketing research for an introductory marketing course. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Marketing Plan Outline This sitei provides information on how to write an abbreviated Marketing Plan to support the launch of a new product. The Marketing Plan described in detail below combines the [Kotler] Text's outline of a Marketing Plan (Table 2-2, p. 68) with some details from the Marketing Plan for TAXIGUY provided in Appendix 2. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 5, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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