ABS Statistics Now Free Online All statistics on the ABS website can now be accessed free of charge - this includes all statistics, tables, spreadsheets and Census data. There are more than four million Australian households with internet access who will now be able to access as much ABS information as they wish. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 9:52 p.m..
Sydney Harbour Institute of Marine Sciences (SHIMS) SHIMS is a consortium of universities including Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney. The marine institute is dedicated to, and situated in, an urban marine environment. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..
Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF4) - Achieving Development Goals: Innovation, Learning, Collaboration and Foundations The Forum is hosted jointly by COL and the University of the West Indies' Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC), in co-operation with the Caribbean Association for Distance and Open Learning; the Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning; the Trinidad & Tobago Distance Learning Association; and the Office of Continuing Education and Distance Learning at the University of Technology, Jamaica. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..
Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development: Vol. 2, No. 3 (December, 2005) In this issue: Guest editors' introduction to special theme issue: Retaining attrition?, Fons Nouwens; Ensuring student success - the role of support services in improving the quality of the student learning experience, Deborah Peach; Re-conceptualising attrition and retention: integrating theoretical. research and student perspectives, Jill Lawrence; The costs and benefits of student retention for students, institutions and governments, Ormond Simpson; Getting them thinking: The role of the student questionnaire in promoting academic and social integration, Muriel Strahm; Serious thought From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 1 In this issue: Use of Wikis in Graduate Course Work, Mary Bold; Formative Assessment of Classroom Concept Maps: the Reasonable Fallible Analyser, Tom Conlon; From Traditional to Constructivist Epistemologies: A Proposed Theoretical Framework Based on Activity Theory for Learning Communities, David Hung, Seng Chee Tan, Thiam Seng Koh; How to Program a Domain Independent Tracer for Explanations, Alessio Ishizaka, Markus Lusti; The Nature of Groups: Implications for Learning Design, Todd Ohl, Ward Cates. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..
Sea Life A comprehensive introduction to life in the sea and the forces of nature that regulate the oceans. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..
'Old Families New Beginnings' Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Conference The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health presents the conference Old Families New Beginnings working with "Ghosts in the Nursery". Keynote speakers will focus on the impact of abuse, neglect, drugs, alcohol and family violence on developing infants and their parents. They will discuss the effects of the unremembered past (stolen generations) on the community and work with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities to improve long term outcomes of children. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..
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Angel Island This beautiful and haunting exhibit interfaces the poetry of Chinese immigrants detained in California at Angel Island over the first decades of the 20th century. Literature via Scout Report From Golden Swamp on December 19, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..
Savrow - Limited Edition Laptops SavRow manufactures its limited edition laptops using the finest materials, topped off with paint used on racing cars. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on December 19, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..
War Child Reading Challenge - Finish War Child is an international relief and development agency dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war. If you're ready to read for a good cause, sign up for a War Child reading challenge. The idea is simple: you're seeking sponsorship to read books. Sponsorship may come from the SRC, families, or community groups. Simply set the duration of the challenge, arrange your sponsorship as a set amount or an amount per book, record each book read during that time, and foward the resulting funds to War Child. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Introduction to Probability A branch of mathematics that measures the likelihood that an event will occur. Probabilities are expressed as numbers between 0 and 1. The probability of an impossible event is 0, while an event that is certain to occur has a probability of 1. This site introduces students to the study of probability and chance. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Bilby Awards Voting Open - Qld The Bilby Awards are Queensland's children's choice awards. They are run by the Children's Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch) in association with Education Queensland. Bilby stands for Books I Love Best Yearly. This site enables children to vote for the awards and lists previous years' winners. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Intranets as a Business Tool This interactive and instructive master class will explore how to drive your intranet to the next phase of evolution, providing practical insights on how to reposition your intranet as a business tool and really deliver business benefit. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Final Report on the Development of Standards for Indonesian Project The Final Report on the Development of Standards for Teachers of Indonesian Project details the development of professional standards common to all language teachers, standards specific to teaching Indonesian, and programme standards that support quality languages teaching and learning. The standards developed in this project reflect the qualities and practices of accomplished teachers of languages and cultures, not standards for entry into the profession. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 1:57 a.m..
2005 Sino-Australia VET Forum The 2nd Sino-Australia VET Forum will be co-hosted in Chongqing, China by China's Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce, the Chongqing Municipal Education Commission, and Australian Education International and AusAID. The three-day forum will comprise a two-day conference followed by a single-day workshop on cooperation between Australian and Chinese VET institutions. Australian VET institutions are invited to register interest in mounting displays to showcase their strengths and capabilities in areas such as institutional partnerships, offshore program delivery and customised in From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 1:57 a.m..
PreMed - College UMAT Preparation The site offers UMAT test training and preparation for Australia and NZ. Available are UMAT sample tests and Interview Preparation, for those wanting to study medicine, dentistry and the health sciences. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:59 a.m..
Australia-China (Chongqing) Vocational Education and Training Project (ACCVETP) The Australia-China (Chongqing) Vocational Education and Training Project (ACCVETP) is a five and a half year program that has been designed to provide advice to the Government of China on the development of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. ACCVETP is a bilateral project funded by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China (GOPRC) and the Australian Government through the Australian Agency for International Development(AusAID). From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:59 a.m..
Gurgle - The Turmoil Induced by a Search-Engine Google began as yet another search-engine. Its owners have found a successful business model, have established additional lines of business, and have achieved quite dramatic growth and profitability. The now multi-facetted Google corporation is a 'newly big business', and is forthrightly challenging both 'old big business', and copyright, competition, consumer and privacy laws. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:59 a.m..
PhD Scholarship: Landscape Ecology, Centre for Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, The School of Geography Planning and Architecture, University of Queensland The Centre of Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences is beginning an ARC Discovery project developing and testing landscape metrics suitable for northern Australian landscapes. PROJECT AIMS: The project aims to develop new concepts, measures and tools for quantifying spatial and temporal gradients in the structure of Australia's northern (semi-arid and arid) landscapes and testing their ecological relevance for fauna populations. The project will help advance landscape ecological research and deliver practical benefits for the fauna conservation and sustainable landscape manageme From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:59 a.m..
HyperGami and JavaGami HyperGami and JavaGami are software environments for designing and building paper sculpture using polyhedra and custom variants of polyhedra. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:59 a.m..
D-Lib Magazine, December 2005, Vol. 11, No. 12 In this issue: Five Views of the Archive, Ingest and Handling Test, by Bonita Wilson; AIHT: Conceptual Issues from Practical Tests, Clay Shirky; Harvard's Perspective on the Archive Ingest and Handling Test, by Stephen Abrams, Stephen Chapman, Dale Flecker, Sue Kreigsman, Julian Marinus, Gary McGath, Robin Wendler; The Archive Ingest and Handling Test: The Johns Hopkins University Report, by Tim DiLauro, Mark Patton, David Reynolds, G. Sayeed Choudhury; Image from the Portals to the World web page of the Global Gateway site Image from the Library of Congress web page 'Portals to the From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:59 a.m..
WACOSS State Conference: Shaping the Future - Social Services & Solutions for Tomorrow The WA Council of Social Service 2006 biannual conference is the largest gathering of social service practitioners, policy-makers and program providers of its kind, with around 300 participants from across Western Australia. The theme of the conference focuses on the future in terms of social issues, services and solutions on both a macro and micro level. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..
Draft Disability Guidelines - for Comment The AVCC Board of Directors has approved the release of the draft 2005 Guidelines Relating to Students with a Disability to the university sector for comment. Comments are to be forwarded to Nathan Cassidy (email@example.com) by close of business on 15 February 2006. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..
Active-Ate Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Active-Ate is a school-based program designed to increase knowledge and awareness of healthy eating and physical activity among students of primary school age and the wider school community. It also promotes the adoption of healthy eating practices and physically active lifestyles by children. From EdNA Online on December 18, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Fishing for Giant Squid Stories of giant sea monsters have terrified people since ancient times. Some of the scariest tales involve a gargantuan squid that attacks boats and snares sailors with its gnarly tentacles. From EdNA Online on December 18, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
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