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University Channel A collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


SPS (Socratic Problem Solutions) The Socratic Method is to teach by asking questions. In the following sample problems you are guided to the solution by being asked a series of questions. If your answer is the correct one then you proceed; if it is incorrect then you are provided with a comment on your error and given another chance. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Phytopia Upwelling Zones This educational resource helps learners understand the importance of marine upwelling systems, including ties to fisheries, El Nino and La Nina events. Its novel tools allow users to interactively track and analyze temperature, wind, salinity and chlorophyll data. Other features include a "User Guide" (Flash and .pdf formats), movies, links to published research, and summaries of relevant background topics. Worksheets and accompanying rubrics are designed to help educators assess student understanding of various topics. Materials are also aligned with content standards (Life Science, Earth & From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Seduction Poetry A site with textual, audio and interactive content and links focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on John Donne's "The Flea" and Andrew Marvell's "To his Coy Mistress." From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Livy bibliography This themed online bibliography (lwhich, at the time of cataloguing, had last been updated in 2005) has been compiled by Timothy J. Moore of the Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, and lists books and papers which will be of relevance to the student of the Roman historian Livy (59BC-AD17). Specific sections cover editions of the text, other bibliographies and commentaries (both book-by-book and on the whole of his Ab Urbe Condita). There is also a section on general works, as well as further sections on particular themes: Livy and Augustus; philosophical and religious views; From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Human osteology Human Osteology is an educational Web site that focuses on the basics of osteology with simple language and visual aids. The site has been written by physicians for scientists working in medicine as well as in other disciplines such as osteoarchaeology, and can be described as a visual glossary aimed at non-physicians. There are pages illustrating and naming bones using medical language accompanied by illustrations. There is also a visual atlas of the human skeleton naming the most important bones, a separate section for the skull and helpful pages presenting the basic medical terminology used From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Paleopathology : South Dakota palaeopathology South Dakota Palaeopathology is a Web site published by the University of Iowa focusing on human remains from the Crow Creek Massacre site and collections. The Web site contains approximately 400 colour pictures illustrating all the pathologies that have been recognised. Short articles describe the categories in which the diseases have been divided. The categories include: congenital and developmental diseases; degenerative processes; dental diseases; infectious and inflammatory diseases; metabolic and nutritional diseases; traumatic diseases; tumours. The Web site documents a specific event i From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The production and use of English manuscripts 1060 to 1220 This is the Web site for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, The Production and Use of English Manuscripts (1060-1220), which aims to 'identify, analyse and evaluate all manuscripts containing English written in England between 1060 and 1220'. A collaboration between the Universities of Leeds and Leicester, the project aims to produce of corpus of material, bringing together all texts written between the dates specified, in order to address fundamental questions about the evolution of English textual culture, from late Anglo-Saxon England, through the Norm From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Classical epic The website Classical Epic, designed by Robin Mitchell-Boyask, accompanies a course on Classical Epic at Temple University and makes accessible a wide range of resources to assist the student of both Greek and Latin epic poetry. Divided into sections on Homer, Virgil, Apollonius and the Sumerian epic Gilgamesh (for comparative study), the site provides several annotated links to relevant pages of external sites but also contains a number of specific resources created by staff at Temple. The most useful of these is the series of study guides accompanying particular texts. These include book-by- From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Strabo the geographer This website is devoted to the Greek geographer Strabo (64BC-after AD24) and collates a range of useful resources relating to this author and his 'Geography'. It is composed by Sarah Pothecary, who has herself published widely on the subject of Strabo. A section entitled 'Getting Started' introduces the user who is new to Strabo to available editions and explains the system of citing passages from the text. Further pages give more detailed bibliographical information on secondary material (including recent scholarship up to 2005). More recent articles and books are given ex From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Study guide for Ovid : the art of love Written by Paul Brians of the Department of English, Washington State University, this online resource is designed as part of his course on Love in the Arts. It provides basic introductory notes to accompany the translation by Rolfe Humphries of the Amores and Ars Amatoria of the Latin poet Ovid (43BC-AD17). After a short biography of Ovid himself, a breakdown of several of the individual poems is given, with explanations of important names, key themes and emphasis on points of note in the texts. Whilst this is by no means a comprehensive commentary, it could be used as a starting-point for di From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Lecture on Ovid's metamorphoses The basis of this website is the text of a lecture on the Metamorphoses of Ovid (43BC-AD17) delivered by Ian Johnston, a Research Associate of Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, British Columbia. The content of the lecture is suitable for those who are new to the study of this Latin poet. After a brief insight into the historical events preceding the composition of Ovid's poem, the author focuses primarily on the reasons why the Metamorphoses has remained so popular since its composition. Specific sections examine the following: elements of Ovid's narrative style; Ovid's vis From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Roman drama bibliography Compiled by Timothy J. Moore of the Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, this online bibliography provides an extensive list of references and is therefore a useful starting point for the student or researcher seeking secondary literature which relates to Roman drama. The page is organised thematically, beginning with a section on general discussions of Latin plays and the theatre. There follow sections on both comedy and tragedy. Where comedy is concerned, Plautus and Terence are highlighted, with details of commentaries and concordances as well as of papers on particular as From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Scottish emigration database The Scottish Emigration Database is an online resource resulting from an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, which ran from January 2003 to March 2005 at the University of Aberdeen's AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies. The database, which may be searched in a number of ways, holds the records of 21,090 passengers who embarked at Scottish ports for non-European ports between 1890 and 1960. The aim of this resource is to identify patterns of movement from these Scottish ports, to facilitate research into Scottish diaspora, concentrating in particular on the o From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Taalthuis The Taalthuis Web site provides complete free online Dutch courses for learners at both beginner and intermediate level. Each course is structured by individual lessons which focus on particular topics and grammar points. Illustrative texts are used, with accompanying audio files of readings (Realtime One player is needed to listen to these), and good grammar reference guides are provided. Tests are provided at the end of each lesson to consolidate knowledge and all explanations are provided in both English and Dutch. The site also features an online Dutch dictionary, although users should no From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Theater instituut nederland The Web site of the Theater Instituut Nederland, or Netherlands Theatre Institute, gives access to two databases - the Theatre Database and the Dutch Drama Database - as well as the catalogue of the Institute's library. At the time of writing, the Drama Database contained biographies of 37 Dutch and Flemish authors. All works dating from 1996 are listed and some entries contain summaries, lists of characters or excerpts in Dutch, English, German and French. An email alert can be set up to regularly receive the latest updates to the database. The Theatre Database lists all Dutch professio From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Ceneton Ceneton is a online resource devoted to Dutch Drama up until 1803, maintained by the University of Leiden's Department of Dutch Language and Literature. Information about over 10,350 plays is held in the Ceneton database, including: the play's author; printer; publisher; place and date of publication; number of acts; dramatis personae; and the shelfmarks of copies in more than 30 libraries. Furthermore, the full-text of 81 plays is available here, facsimiles of the text for 99 may also be viewed. Book historians as well as those studying Dutch drama will find this resource to be of i From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Palaeoworks The PalaeoWorks Web site focuses on pollen and spores in Oceania and has been published by the The Australia National University. The Web site contains information and news about the research activities of the group across the globe. The Indo-Pacific pollen database and the Australasian pollen and spore atlas are the most important resource and are available in PDF and Filemaker format files. Further data booklets are available for several individual sites. Many technical reports are also freely available in PDF format. Most of the reports are papers based on data from the databases. The Web s From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Dental microwear The Dental Microwear Web site, published by the University of Arkansas, concentrates on the research of dental microwear in ancient humans and fossil primates. A few specialised software programs are freely available to download. The programmes included are suitable for both 2D and 3D analyses. The 'data archive' section contains data suitable for analysis with these programs. Sample images are especially useful for those not having access to a microscope. The section on texture analysis contains both articles and full papers in PDF format on the subject and it also includes informat From New Humbul Resources on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Brazil-Australia Bilateral Relationship The bilateral relationship between Brazil and Australia was reaffirmed at a recent meeting between the Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Alexander Downer MP, and the Minister of External Relations of Brazil, Ambassador Celso Amorim. The two ministers welcomed the efforts that have been made in the area of education cooperation and capacity building since the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2005 by the education ministers of the two countries. They highlighted prospects for collaboration in the field of Vocational and Technical Education, where Australian expertise could From EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 8:40 p.m..


Non-apprenticeship VET Courses: Participation, Persistence and Subsequent Pathways This report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), based on a sample of data from ACER's Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, examines school leavers who commenced non-apprenticeship vocational education and training (VET) in Australia during the late 1990s. It aims to describe the educational, training and labour market pathways of non-apprenticeship VET course entrants, and identify factors associated with persistence in non-apprenticeship VET courses. From EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Anangu Tours - Aboriginal Guided Tours of Uluru This site provides information on tours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) with traditional Aboriginal Guides. Join small and friendly tours away from the larger groups, as Aboriginal guides share their unique insight into the real history and Law of Uluru. Tours visit the most beautiful sites around the rock. Enjoy sunset and sunrise over Uluru.Combine Camel Tours with Aboriginal Guided Tours. From Recent Items on January 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


High School Operation Research This website presents a collection of modules which aim to develop 'secondary mathematics concepts in real-world contexts drawn from the field of operations research'. Some modules are available in full (decision tree, using decision variables to develop an investment plan; other modules are available in summary with the full version available for purchase. The site also includes some videos and brief case studies. 'HSOR.org is a project sponsored by IME-WSU (Industrial andManufacturing Engineering Department of Wayne State University), INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 9, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Educational Institutions Benefit From More Efficient Laptops in the Classroom Schools and colleges are benefitting from the technological improvement of laptop computer. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


CuriousMath.com Created by a mathematics enthusiast, Clay Ford, this website hosts a collection of articles on fun aspects of mathematics covering mathematics facts, trivia and fun; mathematics news; and tricks, rules and methods. Registered users can post comments and messages, and submit articles (subject to review). From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


ECC Cryptography Tutorial 'Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) was discovered in 1985 by Victor Miller (IBM) and Neil Koblitz (University of Washington) as an alternative mechanism for implementing public-key cryptography.' This tutorial, from the company Certicom which introduced the first commercial toolkit to support ECC, describes elliptic curve (EC) groups over real numbers, EC groups over Fp, EC groups over F2m and EC groups and the discrete logarithm problem. The tutorial requires a JAVA-enabled browser for the interactive elliptic curve experiments and animated examples. From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Calculus Review This resource, from San Jose State University, provides notes and quizzes on calculus topics, including integration (by substitution, by parts, with trignometric functions, with exponential functions, other methods), derivatives (basic formulae, product and quotient rules, chain rule, implicit differentiation) and limits (basic properties, L'Hopital's Rule, asymptotes). From EEVL New Learning Materials on January 9, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park The Aboriginal traditional owners of Uluru -Kata Tjuta National Park have looked after, and in turn been looked after by, the land for over one thousand generations. Aboriginal use of the land over that time is reflected throughout the Uluru -Kata Tjuta landscape, which is recognised as a World Heritage area of outstanding universal value. This site provides information about Uluru and its surroundings, including maps, activities and fact sheets. From Recent Items on January 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Non-Apprenticeship VET Profitable Path for School Leavers Non-apprenticeship vocational training provides a successful pathway from school to further education for young people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, a new report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) argues. The report, Non-Apprenticeship VET Courses: Participation, Persistence and Subsequent Pathways, suggests one in five Australians commence a non-apprenticeship vocational course by age 19; by 20 around 60% complete it and 14% are still enrolled, although just under one quarter discontinue. The study's analysis of a sample of data from ACER's Lo From EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 1:45 a.m..


Languages [Out There!] Languages [Out There!] offers English Language courses in a brand new and very natural way. With English language schools in England, Canada, Ireland, America, South Africa, New Zealand, and Malta, the course style offers teaching of grammar and vocabulary and the opportunity to venture outside to read, write and, most importantly, speak and listen in the real world. Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing, is facilitated through carefully planned and prepared activities. Use your new language skills in shops, galleries, markets, museums - with your teacher always there to help.EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Open Source World Conference 2006 The motto of this new convention, "Freedom and Innovation", summarizes the aims of the conference: demonstrate that Free and Opensource Software is a consolidated reality, a powerful solution, strong and secure, capable of building up information systems in any organisation, and that, at the same time, it operates as a motivating force for civil integration, able to surmount social and economic barriers erected against the revolution of knowledge, placing open and high-quality computer developments at everyone's disposal. From EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 12:00 a.m..


Encyclopedia Mythica: Greek mythology Image gallery for Greek mythology. Featuring sketches and images from Adonis to Zeus. From EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 12:00 a.m..


Mythography - Greek Mythology and Art Explore mythology and art with information about the classic stories of heroes and gods...from the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, to the legends of the Celts. Mythography also presents resources and reference materials about mythology - including recommended books, and lexicons that explain Greek, Roman, and Celtic terms and words. Share your views about mythology on the message forum! From EdNA Online on January 9, 2006 at 12:00 a.m..


Winged Sandals The Winged Sandals explores the magical world of Classical Greek mythology, a place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters. Unique, interactive digital storytelling by ABC Australia. From EdNA Online on January 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Mythology Guide - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Myths The Mythology Guide has a collection of information on Greek and Roman myths. You can find information on our selection of topics by clicking on the appropriate god or myth name below. From EdNA Online on January 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Applying Gaming and Simulation Techniques to the Design of Online Instruction (free registration required to access the full text of this article) The authors discuss the development process from conception to design, providing a wide range of considerations for educators seeking to develop course-specific software. From EdNA Online on January 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Designing e-Portfolios To Support Professional Teacher Preparation (free registration required to access the full text of this article) The authors present e-portfolio technology as an effective tool in teacher preparation. Because e-portfolios chronicle students' learning outcomes, they provide a picture of students' development that can be used in response to increased demands for assessment of student teachers and increasingly standards-based education. From EdNA Online on January 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Greek History for Kids Ancient Greece for middle schoolers - Ancient Greek history, art, architecture, food, clothing, religion, philosophy and more can be found throughout this website. From EdNA Online on January 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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