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Premier's Reading Challenge 2006/2007 Start - NSW The Premier of NSW, the Hon Bob Carr, instituted the Premier's Reading Challenge to encourage a love of reading. The Challenge is open to students who are in Years 2 to 8 inclusive in NSW Government or non-Government schools or the equivalent in home schooling and accredited Australian International schools. To receive a certificate, students must read 20 books in a one-year cycle. Fifteen of the books must be on the Premier's Reading Challenge list. Students must fill out a Reading Record as they complete each book. From EdNA Online on January 2, 2006 at 10:42 p.m..


UN Decade to Roll Back Malaria (2001-2010) Roll Back Malaria is a global partnership initiated by WHO, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank in 1998. It seeks to work with governments, other development agencies, NGOs, and private sector companies to reduce the human and socio-economic costs of malaria. From EdNA Online on January 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


What is Malaria? This infosheet produced by the Roll Back Malaria department of the World Health Organization includes a map of countries affected by malaria plus links to information about malaria in Africa, malaria in pregnancy, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, children and malaria, RBM and complex emergencies, epidemic prediction and response, facts on ACTs, economic costs of malaria and monitoring and evaluation. From Recent Items on January 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Roll Back Malaria (World Health Organization) The WHO Roll Back Malaria Department is responsible for malaria policy and strategy formulation, operations support and capacity development and coordination of WHO's global efforts to roll back malaria. The Department establishes and promotes WHO policies, normative standards and guidelines for malaria prevention and control, including monitoring and evaluation. Resources on the website include: Diagnosis and treatment, epidemics and emergencies, pregnant women and infants, vector control, capacity development, monitoring, evaluation, HIV/AIDS and travellers. From Recent Items on January 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


SC: 02/01 'Happy New Year' spam emails contain WMF exploit code Following our reports that the very critical WMF flaw in Windows is being exploited, a 'Safe Computing' subscriber has reported spam emails arriving containing an infected and malicious WMF entitled HappyNewYear[dot]jpg. Please look out for and destroy such emails ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on January 2, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Creating & Facilitating Training Games A mini lecture that teaches viewers how to create and facilitate a training game. The content of the streaming Flash movie includes ways trainers make use of instructional games, how to use a “frame” to create a training game, some things trainers should do when facilitating a game, trainers’ use of online games, and game creation resources on the web. (Approximate length 11 minutes 22 seconds) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Preparing a Training Proposal A mini lecture providing viewers an overview of preparing a training proposal. The streaming Flash movie discusses the purpose of a training proposal, parts of a generic training proposal, what should be included in the various parts of a training proposal, and how to effectively present a proposal. (Approximate length 6 minutes 50 seconds) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Change Agent A mini lecture providing viewers an introduction to the role of change agent. The streaming Flash movie covers the competencies required to be an effective change agent, some of the key theories and models associated with affecting planned changes in organizations, and various planned change approaches taken by change agents. (Approximate length 8 minutes 49 seconds) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Learning Theory A mini lecture providing viewers an overview of learning theory. The streaming Flash movie covers critical assumptions underlying major learning theories, preferred ways people learn, how adults learn differently from children, what motivates people to learn, and how to use learning theories and models in training and development. (Approximate length 10 minutes 11 seconds) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Needs Assessment & Training This streaming Flash movie introduces viewers to basic needs assessment concepts. Topics covered in the mini lecture include the meaning of systems, performance, needs, assessment, and training, the relationships between performance and training needs assessment, and key steps in conducting a training needs assessment. (Approximate length 10 minutes 3 seconds) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Program Evaluation A mini lecture providing viewers an introduction to training program evaluation. The streaming Flash movie defines various terms used by program evaluators, discusses some common reasons for conducting program evaluations, and describes selected types of evaluations. (Approximate length 21 minutes 1 second) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Discount Laptops Shatter Sales Record! Over the Christmas holiday period computer retailer CompUSA were offering Toshiba notebooks for 149 dollars. They managed to shift over 7000 laptops in 2 hours! From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on January 2, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


National Survey of Student Engagement The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) provides an online edition of the NSSE 2005 Annual Report: Exploring Different Dimensions of Student Engagement. The 2005 report examines NSSE findings and general themes, national benchmarks, key engagement issues, and how schools and stakeholders are using NSSE results. This online edition contains both the 2005 annual report and technical reports related to the 2005 survey. Click here to view the 2005 Annual Report. Read AACU’s Liberal Education Outcomes Read NSSE's e-News (October 2005 edition) Purchase Student Success in College, Crea From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Informaatika didaktika Learning materials for Didactics of Informatics course in Tallinn University From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 2, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


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