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Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme The Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme (IYLP) will provide up to 200 Indigenous youth with access to education opportunities at high performing Government and non-Government Schools and up to 50 University places. Students will also receive mentoring, targeted orientation, study tours and practical leadership experiences. The IYLP has four programme elements: Programme Administrator (delivered by The Foundation for Young Australians); IYLP Advisory Group; support strategies; and leadership pathways. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Open Source and Sustainability Open source has proved itself as a development and distribution model that can deliver software which is functional, efficient, innovative, and cost-effective. What is the long-term future? What is the best model for sustainability? Do different models succeed equally well? This conference will look at open source sustainability from the point of view of strategic funding bodies seeking to maximise their investment through open source development; universities and colleges entangling their infrastructure and pedagogical environments with open source software; software development projects seek From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Web Accessibility Workshops - Melbourne, 1 & 2 February 2006 These full-day workshops run by Vision Australia, are targeted at web-development team leaders, corporate communications professionals and business managers, along with content authors, web programmers and designers and web contract managers. They provide a thorough overview of accessibility issues and how to address them. It covers the World Wide Web Consortium's Content Accessibility Guidelines and their implementation and a consideration of assessment tools and techniques. A basic knowledge of HTML is assumed for the standard workshop on 2nd February but not for the less technical one From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Landcare Week Landcare is a uniquely Australian partnership between the community, governemnt and business to 'do something practical' about protecting and repairing our environment. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Funding for Indigenous Youth Mobility Programme The Indigenous Youth Mobility Programme will provide young Indigenous Australians with an opportunity to relocate to major regional centres and train for a variety of new careers by undertaking pre-vocational training, a New Apprenticeship or tertiary level education. Participants may choose to return to their own communities to take up skilled jobs that are often filled by non-Indigenous workers, or pursue their careers elsewhere. The training and employment providers will be based in Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Dubbo, Canberra, Shepparton, Perth and Darwin. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Billy Blue Group A Sydney RTO providing courses in visual communication, hospitality management and English language training - the school offers vocational education courses up to Advanced Diploma level, English language training for general and academic purposes and higher education programs at the Associate Degree level. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 15/12 Home computer study finds that one in four PCs are hit by phishing attacks The second annual AOL/NCSA online safety study found that 81% of home computers lacked key protections against viruses, spyware and hackers; readers of this bulletin are well aware of the hazards that exist when computers are unprotected but the general penetration of the information remains low. On the positive side, the survey found that home computer users have made some progress in improving specific areas of their security ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on December 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


SC: 15/12 Trojan poses as Mcafee Security update A new Trojan is spreading by masquerading as a patch for McAfee's antivirus software; spam emails pretend to be a security update for a virus called 'Kongos 31' which does not exist ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on December 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Training Advocate The Office of the Training Advocate (SA) is available to respond to questions or concerns about the vocational education and training system in South Australia. The service is available to students (including international), apprentices, trainees, employers, employees, trainers and training providers and others. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


A PistolMouse on Santa's Wishlist Do you play games on your laptop? If so Monstergecko's gamer's mouse, is perfect for first person action games. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on December 15, 2005 at 2:30 p.m..


Using Principles of APA Style to Cite and Document Online Sources Overview of APA style for citing internet materials and sources From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 15, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Convert Plus This website can convert any measurement of any sort into any other sort of measure. It can convert older measures like cubits and leagues and new ones like gibibits and pebibytes. Reference From Golden Swamp on December 15, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Cultural Diversity Quest Please note that the Victorian Department of Education is still looking for entries in the Cultural Diversity Quest from Victorian schools. The Quest closes soon. Winners announced in March. Please consider having your students enter - it could be a good end of year activity. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Biology in Motion Biology in Motion provides a collection of learning activities, animations, and cartoons designed to help explain difficult, but widely taught, biological concepts. Current topics range from evolution to energy storage; illustrations, diagrams, and interactive activities to supplement biology lectures; a visual representation of the passage of blood through the human cardiovascular system; an online experiment in cell division, among others. A helpful teacher's section provides tips for how best to integrate the technology into existing lesson plans and offers pointers for making sure the From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia All Ministers of Education have committed to the National Statement for Engaging Young Australians with Asia. The statement identifies the vision that people of Australia have the broad knowledge, understandings, values and skills required to engage and contribute to a global ecomony and society. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 2:17 a.m..


D-Lib Magazine, September 2005, Vol. 11, No 9 Articles include: Anatomy of Aggragate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries. Brian Lavoie, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Lorcan Dempsey; Academic Institutional Repositories: Deployment Status in 13 Nations as of Mid 2005. Gerard van Westrienen, Clifford A. Lynch; Institutional Repository Deployment in the United States as of Early 2005. Clifford A. Lynch, Joan K. Lippincott; An Examination of Citation Counts in a New Scholarly Communication Environment. Kathleen Bauer, Nisa Bakkalbasi; StoneD: A Bridge between Greenstone and DSpace. Ian H. Witten, David Bainbridge, Chi-Yu Huang, K From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 2:17 a.m..


Imagine Australia - the Role of Creativity in the Innovation Economy A paper prepared by an independent Working Group for the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC). The report provides recommendations for leveraging the intellectual and creative wealth of the nation. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 2:17 a.m..


DC AccessForAll Application Profile (DC-A4A) The goal of the Dublin Core AccessForAll Application Profile is to provide a clear guide for those implementing the ISO A4A standards in DC. It depends upon the proposed Adaptability term by displaying its use within the context of a complete application profile, as well as exhibit any new terms as candidates for inclusion within DCMI namespaces. From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 2:17 a.m..


Monash to Train NSW Special Education Teachers Teaching staff from Monash University's Education faculty will train primary and secondary educators in New South Wales under an agreement signed with that state's Department of Education. Monash won an open tender bid to deliver re-training programs for special and inclusive education teachers. The three-year training program, to start in second semester 2006, will have an annual intake of 70 participants. Monash Newsline, 15 December 2005 From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 2:17 a.m..


D-Lib Magazine, November 2005, Vol. 11, No 11 In this issue: Public Domain Art in an Age of Easier Mechanical Reproducibility. Kenneth Hamma; What is a Digital Library Anymore, Anyway? Beyond Search and Access in the NSDL. Carl Lagoze, Dean B. Krafft, Sandy Payette; Requirements for Digital Preservation Systems: A Bottom-Up Approach. David S. H. Rosenthal, Thomas Robertson, Tom Lipkis, Vicky Reich, Seth Morabito; Questions & Challenges Arising in Building the Collection of a Digital Library for Education: Lessons from Five Years of DLESE. Kim Kastens, Barbara DeFelice, Holly Devaul, Kathryn Ginger, Christopher DiLeonardo, Suzanne Larsen, From EdNA Online on December 15, 2005 at 2:17 a.m..


Introduction To Beauregard Parish Library Policy Moodle training module for new staff members. Includes complete text of policy. Registration is free. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Collection Development Training For Arizona Public Libraries practical training in how to perform collection development activities in public libraries. Each activity is presented as a separate section with links to helpful Internet sites, lists of books and articles for further reading, and definitions of key terms. While this training may be useful to librarians in a variety of libraries, this site is intended primarily for librarians and other library staff working in Arizona's small and rural public libraries. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library. The program includes online training in Collection Development, Technical Services, Cataloging and Public Service. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 14, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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