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Aptitude Test for International Secondary Students The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is developing and trialling the Aptitude Test for International Secondary Students (ATISS), particularly from China, entering the school sector. ATISS enables an assessment of students' aptitude for studying in Australian schools, rather than assessing their previous academic achievement. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Online Educa Madrid The annual event is a meeting point for e-learning and training experts from the business sector, universities, as well as government and administrative institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. Online Educa Madrid offers an opportunity to get together with other experts to keep up with the latest trends and to establish contacts for future business developments in the field of virtual education. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Students Plug Into iLectures For years, tech-savvy professors have made recordings of lectures available on the Internet. But the University of Michigan dental school is among a wave of colleges now offering lectures in the MP3 compressed digital data files that make classes portable. The question is - Do digital downloads of lectures adequately substitute for the real thing? From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 8:36 p.m..


5th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2006), in conjunction with DEXA 2006 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications The objective of the workshop Web Semantics (WebS) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and solutions being an international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and applicative results. Papers describing Semantic Web application experiences are particularly encouraged. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 8:36 p.m..


Moodle at BETT I remain mystified as to why Grids for Learning and Regional Broadband Consortia are so keen to spend huge amounts of money on proprietary VLEs. Ever since I started working in the elearning area, the best services have been free. Not just the Chalkface ones (we charge for content but not service); Think.com is another excellent example, and of course there are free blogging and wiki services all over the place. Of the free VLEs, the best-supported is undoubtedly Moodle. The From Chalkface: Blog on December 20, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Talk Greek A gentle introduction to basic Greek in 10 short parts. Click on the topics in order: you'll see a slideshow and hear the language. Then, look up the useful phrases with tips on pronunciation and grammar, and cultural notes. Then you'll be able to check what you've learnt with a series of short challenges. You can also watch the video clips of all the teaching scenes from the TV series with their transcripts. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


The Bob and Rob Show Podcasts for learners of English as a second or foreign language with accompanying lessons. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


David's Listening Room Listening practice for Japanese learners of English. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


EFL Listening Practice Podcasts for English as a foreign language listening practice. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


English Conversations Practical conversations for learners of English as a second or foreign language. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


English Idioms and Slang English Idioms and Slang is a podcast lesson for learners of English at the intermediate to advanced level. Each lesson focuses on one idiom or slang expression. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Nature of the Beast The Pacific Asia Museum has a lively exhibit here about Japanese paintings over the centuries of animals. The beatle who is inspecting the pages is a genuine denison of the golden swamp that is the Internet. Arts, via Scout Report animal, beast, japanese, painting From Golden Swamp on December 20, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Leonardo Power Quality Initiative This site includes a library of full text reports in pdf format covering power quality as well as the full text of a magazine, also in pdf format. There is information on events such as seminars and trade fairs as well as on new publications. A range of powerpoint presentations are available as well as a pdf format tutorial. Press releases and press cuttings are provided. An online community for discussion of PQ issues and sharing of resources is provided. The site can be searched. Links to related sites are given. From EEVL New Learning Materials on December 20, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Internet Related Technologies This site provides access to a collection of articles, FAQs, tutorials, and book and software reviews relating to Internet technologies that are cross-browser as well as operating system and platform independent. Topics covered include active server pages, cold fusion, CGI, Perl, cascading style sheets, dynamic HTML, e-commerce, graphics, Java, and markup languages. From EEVL New Learning Materials on December 20, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


Language Interactive This resource is aimed primarily at people interested in the application of technology in language learning. The homepage provides a step by step guide on how to implement language related teaching material on the web. It includes sections on linked programs and plug-ins, JavaScript and local interactivity, CGI and server based interactivity, and local and remote programming using Java. Sample web scripts are available for use. From EEVL New Learning Materials on December 20, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


10th International Symposium on Biochromatography The conference addresses recent developments in a variety of emerging fields, from fundamental concepts to application across all the branches of chromatography from nanoseparation to macropurification and from small molecules to biomolecules. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Mastering the Data Explosion in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference) This cross-disciplinary conference will bring together scientists currently grapling with the data explosion under way in Earth and Environmental Sciences. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


E-JASL : The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, Volume 6, Number 3 (Winter 2005) In this issue: Narrowcasting to Faculty and Students: Creating an Efficient 'Research by Subject' Page; UDLib/SEARCH: Enhancing Information Literacy in Delaware Public Schools through use of Technology; Movers and Shakers in the Library Publishing World Highlight their Roles: Interviews with Print and Electronic Journal Editors - A Comparison; Building Library Collections, the eBay Way; Handling Legal Questions at the Reference Desk and Beyond; You Are What You Link: A Guideline for the Enrichment of Information on Campus Portals�A Perspective from Iran; Users and Internet Skills: From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Urbanism, Environment and Health - 2006 Fenner Conference on the Environment The 2006 Fenner Conference will take a broad approach to the increasingly important topic of the physical and social environments in Australia's cities, and consequences for population health. Given the centrality of urban development to human futures and to the attainment of sustainability, there is urgent need for an interdisciplinary exploration of the issues, and a broadly-based strategy of action. Organised by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, and co-sponsored by the Academy. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Premiers Reading Challenge Begins - SA Take the Premier's Reading Challenge - all you need to do is read. All South Australian students R-9 are invited to take up the Challenge of reading 12 books by 8 September 2006. Just as we reward sporting ability with medals, achievements in reading will also be recognised. Each student who completes the program will receive a signed certificate. After completing two successful years, students receive a bronze medallion, silver after three and a gold after four years. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..


College of International Education (CIE) Tianjin University of Technology (TUT) The College of International Education (CIE) of Tianjin University of Technology (TUT) is a school established especially for recruiting international students for TUT, offering courses in Chinese language study and programs for bachelor and masters degrees in various fields of science, engineering, management, literature and art. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 1:56 a.m..


Australian Readers' Challenge Finishes Australian Readers’ Challenge (ARC) is a national initiative of the Australian Bookselling and Publishing industry in partnership with Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth Trust and The Fred Hollows Foundation. ARC is a simple, practical and fun project that Australians of all ages can participate in.The idea is simple: we encourage people to read to raise funds. Readers pay five dollars to register (through a website or bookshop) and are challenged to read ten books. At least seven of these books must come from specially prepared ARC booklists. ARC has prepared booklists for all ages from pres From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 1:56 a.m..


Translation service for web pages in modern languages The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is the Nation's online library of resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. NSDL web authors have recommended this translation tool for web pages. With AltaVista Babel Fish, your users can translate passages of text or entire Web pages among nine languages, or they can quickly translate your page into their language of choice. Babel Fish Translate is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Adding Babel Fish Translation to your site is free and easy. Simply choose the to From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Balancing Chemical Equations Free Chemistry games. Learn to balance chemical equations with the Classic Chembalancer game. Review or enrich balancing equations with Review and Brain Boggle Chembalancer games. Or learn element names, symbols and facts with Element Quiz. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on December 20, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Copyright Bulletin, December 2005 Issue The publication informs librarians and other information professionals about copyright law, particularly amendments to the law, and upcoming copyright issues. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 1:08 a.m..


Last Days to Order Games Resource Non - Victorian Schools have until December 31st 2005 to order their copies of CommPass, an exciting resource kit for primary school age students to take a virtual trip around the Commonwealth. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 1:08 a.m..


Australian Job Search - Graduate Links (Graduate Employment) Australian Job Search is a free online employment service. The site provides links to the Australian Government Departments which regularly recruit graduates. Most Australian Government Departments only recruit graduates in the first half of each year, so graduate vacancies may not be available at all times. From EdNA Online on December 20, 2005 at 1:08 a.m..


National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework The National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework is designed to: inform the Statements of Learning that have been agreed to by MCEETYA; provide guidance to states and territories in the development of their curricula for Years K-10; provide guidance to developers of support materials and the professional development of all teachers of consumer and financial literacy. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Syndication for Higher Ed - Exploring Emerging Practice in RSS, Podcasting, and Blogging on Higher Ed Websites The journal of emerging technologies on college and university websites, edited by Dan Karleen. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Overview Paper on New Apprenticeships Support Services for the Northern Territory Following the release of the New Apprenticeships Support Services for the Northern Territory Discussion Paper for Consultation, in July 2005, consultation forums were held in Darwin and Alice Springs. The submissions received in response to the Discussion Paper, and feedback from the forums, have informed the development of this Overview Paper. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Premier's Reading Challenge Finishes - VIC The Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge is open to all Victorian students from Year 3 to Year 9. The Challenge begins on 30 January 2006 and ends on 30 August 2006. Students who accept the Challenge need to read 12 books during this period. Ten or more of these books must be selected from the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge Booklist. Every student who successfully meets the Challenge will receive a certificate signed by the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Steve Bracks. Names of students will be published in a special supplement to The Age. From EdNA Online on December 19, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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