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Dreamweaver Tutorial: Creating Effective Frame Navigation Frames serve multiple purposes, but what is unique about them is that they enable you to display multiple HTML pages in one browser window and control the contents of each page, displayed in separate frames, individually. Designers commonly use frames to create a page with two or more sections and then place links in one section that, when selected, display information in another section of the same browser window. Frames can save you time because navigation elements are stored on only one page, instead of being inserted on multiple pages. Thus, if you need to change the navigation bar, you on From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Creating Pop-up Windows Love them or hate them, there's no doubt that pop-up windows are popular on the web today. This tutorial will show you how to create and open pop-up windows from text links in Dreamweaver MX using the Open Browser Window behavior. Pop-up windows are essentially normal HTML Web pages, which are resized by a JavaScript. Using a combination of Dreamweaver MX behaviors, you can spawn pop-up windows after visitors click on a button, roll-over image, or hyperlink. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Building a Web Photo Album This tutorial is aimed at the more 'inexperienced' users to Dreamweaver. We are going to create a basic Photo Album using the Dreamweaver 'web photo album' command. This is particularly useful if you have a lot of images you wish to transform into into a thumbnail gallery and allow users to select which one they want to view in the larger, original size - such as a catalog of products etc. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

JavaScript: Adding Password Protection To Your Site Protecting your Web site from prying eyes requires a server-side solution. But what if your ISP does not offer support for password protection? JavaScript can offer a limited amount of protection for just about any site. By limited protection, I mean that someone who knows what they're doing can bypass the authentication simply by viewing the code in most cases. So, if you need to protect anything really important, like social security numbers, company trade secrets, or charge card information, a server-based solution is the only way. But, if you just want to keep the general public from From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

Framework for Addressing Educational Issues Controversy is the basis of change, and hopefully, improvement. Its lack signifies the presence of complacency, the authoritarian limitation of viewpoint expression, or the absence of realistic alternatives to the existing circumstances. An articulate presentation of a point of view on a controversial matter breathes new life into abiding human concerns. Controversy prompts reexamination and perhaps renewal. Use this framework to address any educational issue. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Creating Disjointed Rollovers This tutorial will show you how to create disjointed rollovers in Dreamweaver to aid in navigation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Creating Image Maps An image map is one large image that has been divided into multiple areas that contain multiple links. Image maps are great because they let you create custom shaped links around selected parts of an image. Image maps contain more than one hyperlink on a Web page. Clicking different parts of the image links the user to other resources on another part of the Web page, a different Web page, or a file. Often, an image map, which can be a photograph, a drawing, or a composite of several different drawings or photographs, is used as a map to the resources that can be found on a particular Web site. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 10, 2006 at 10:17 a.m..

Project Laurens Jz Coster The Project Laurens Jz Coster Web site makes copyright-free Dutch literary texts available in full in electronic format. The collection contains medieval texts such as 'Karel ande Elegast' and 'Esmoreit', and works by around 75 different authors including Vondel, Jacob Cats, Louis Couperus and Herman Heijermans. More modern works which are still copyright-protected are not included. For the same reason, study editions of texts are not included. Further information about the texts available here, such as biographical articles, book reviews or summaries, provide extra value t From New Humbul Resources on January 10, 2006 at 7:26 a.m..

Digitale bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse letteren (DBNL) The Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren or Digital Library of Dutch Literature is a wonderful online resource in Dutch, with an introduction in English, which makes available as full-text a large number of reference works including: biographical and bibliographical encyclopedias; dictionaries; and histories of Dutch literature from medieval times to the 21st century. A large amount of primary literature from medieval times right up until the present day are also available as full-text. Full-text reference works are available in a wide variey of subject areas, including: historica From New Humbul Resources on January 10, 2006 at 7:26 a.m..

Taalunieversum Taalunieversum is the Web site of the Dutch Language Union, a policy-making body for Dutch language, literature and language education, funded by the governments of the Netherlands, Flanders and Suriname. The site, which is entirely in Dutch, offers explanations (with examples) on the correct use of Dutch, covering such areas as: spelling; grammar; pronunciation; use of certain words; conventions; and punctuation. A terminology database will help users to find jargon for such diverse areas as: taxes; dermatology; economy and finances; embriology; woodwork; legal terminology; classical music; c From New Humbul Resources on January 10, 2006 at 7:26 a.m..

Bibliografie Nederlandse Taal - en Literatuurwetenschap (BNTL) The Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI-KNAW) has made available online the Bibliography of Dutch Language and Literature. It lists books and articles titles on Dutch and Frisian linguistics and literature, and teaching of both these languages. The bibliography has been made easily accessible by means of classification both into categories and on a more detailed level by keywords. It is fully searchable by title, author and subject. Librarians as well as students and academics will find this resource useful. (Johanneke Sytsema) From New Humbul Resources on January 10, 2006 at 7:26 a.m..

Digitaler Luxemburgischer Sprachatlas The Digitaler Luxemburgischer Sprachatlas is a Web site offering an interactive linguistic atlas of Luxembourg. The resource has been produced by Trier University, based on the Luxemburgischer Sprachatlas (19630, edited by Ludwig Erich Schmitt, the full-text of which is also available here. The site provides interactive maps which can be viewed by selecting a Middle High German sound relating to one of the following categories: vowel; consonant; morphology; word geography. Maps will then appear in separate windows or superimposed upon the main page. An Image Webserver ECW JPEG 2000 Plug-in is From New Humbul Resources on January 10, 2006 at 7:26 a.m..

Teens Just Can't Keep Up Some Swedish doctors are warning of an increase in insomnia among teens due to their connected lifestyles of texting and phoning. From EdNA Online on January 10, 2006 at 3:14 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 10, 2006 at 3:14 a.m..

Teachers Network Teachers Network is an American non-profit education organisation that helps innovative teachers through professional development, teacher help, video lessons and other curriculum resources. From EdNA Online on January 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Thunder Boys from Pitjantjatjara The Thunder Boys from Murputja Education Centre and Kanpi and Nyapari, are a band of school musicians. With support from the school's music program, the group have put together a CD of cover tracks. The Boys do get a chance to show their talents at football games, festivals, school festivities in the Lands and in their own communities. It a great opportunity for the kids to learn a skill and music is certainly a big part of their life. From Recent Items on January 10, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..

Learning and Teaching Performance Fund Discussion Paper The discussion paper 'Learning and Teaching Performance Fund, Future Directions' has been developed to provide information to the university sector on the 2006 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund and to initiate discussion for the development of the processes for 2007 and beyond. Comments are invited in response to the paper and should be submitted by cob Friday 24 February 2006. From EdNA Online on January 10, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..

Incredible Art Lessons The ultimate art education website for art students, parents, teachers and administrators. See our extensive art lessons, news, links, art departments and cartoons. Suitable for Early Childhood, middle and senior school age students. From EdNA Online on January 10, 2006 at 12:30 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 11:30 p.m..

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..

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