businessspanish.com The site specializes in learning to speak and write business and conversational Spanish. The site includes interviews and grammar. There is an excellent section for vocabulary that relates to business topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 20, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
Headsets, Headphone, and Microphones This site provides a tutorial on the use of headsets, microphones, and headphones for use in online webinars. The site includes images for adjusting volume as well as how to connect these devices to your computer. The site was developed by the Instructional Design Studio at University of Detroit Mercy by Russell Davidson III. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 20, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
English-Spanish Vocabulary Quizzes An excellent set of very extensive quizzes covering many basic and higher level vocabulary for speaking and writing. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 20, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
Cabalgando con Don Quixote A comprehensive site that journeys through the places where Cervantes' Don Quixote took place. The site includes an interactive introductory map, Cervantes' biography, interviews with Fuentes and other noted literary experts on the Quixote, regional culinary dishes, and other interesting related topics. The site includes a rich collection of images, audio and video. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 20, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
Telling Stories: Drama and Multimedia Strategies for ESL Students ESL teacher resource that provides guidance and samples of story-telling based activities for English language learners. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 20, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
AlĂ´ Cultura: Recursos para Estudantes e Educadores A variety of web units on Brazilian studies, including authors and their works for students and faculty in Brazilian literature. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 20, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
SC: 20/01 Unsolicited emails claiming pornographic content contain infective attachments Security firms are warning users not to open unsolicited email attachments which claim to have pornographic content as they can infect computers with the W32/Nyxem-D worm; no sooner it is activated, the worm goes about disabling security software like firewall and antivirus packages and tries to gather email addresses from infected computers in order to spread itself further ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on January 20, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..
Student Scholarships The Department of Education and Training Victoria administers a range of scholarships for students (primary, secondary and tertiary) who are studying in Victoria and who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia. From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 3:43 a.m..
PhD Scholarships (x2): Ecology & Management of Common Carp in SA, University of Adelaide The University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences is calling for applications for PhD Scholarships. Two Divisional scholarships are available, with stipends of $19,231pa over three years. These scholarships may be 'topped-up' to $24,650pa (tax free) with industry support, and interstate applicants will also be eligible for a relocation allowance that includes travel and some moving expenses. BACKGROUND: The common carp is Australia's best-known exotic pest fish. They have dispersed and established widely throughout southeast Australia, and cause significant ecological harm, particu From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 3:06 a.m..
Students' self-confidence and learning through dialogues in a net-based environment The study describes the factors that render possible and restrain students' learning when they try to develop new knowledge through collaboration in a net-based learning environment. The pedagogical platform takes as its starting-point a framework of socio-cultural theories of learning and is based on dialogues and collaborative situations in small groups. Results of the study have been extracted using statistical analysis of students' understanding of the concepts of knowledge and learning as well as self-confidence. From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 3:06 a.m..
Project Merlot: Bringing Peer Review to Web-based Educational Resources The unprecedented growth of the Web has resulted in a profusion of educational resources. However, the challenge for faculty is finding these resources and integrating them into their instruction. Even after the resource is found, the instructor must assess the effectiveness of the resource. As the number of educational web sites mount into the millions, this task is becoming increasingly difficult. To address the problems of finding instructional sites, evaluating their educational value, determining their accuracy and assisting professors to integrate the resource in a learning environment, From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 3:06 a.m..
Differentiating Instruction: Why Bother? Differentiation begins when a teacher takes an honest look at the diversity of learners within the classroom. This article discusses the importance of building relationships and structuring learning to the individual, especially through the middle years of schooling. From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 3:06 a.m..
Sustainable Energy and Environment CSIRO research into renewable energy aims to develop the underlying science and next generation technologies for energy production. Within this site you will find information about renewable energy, the impact of land use, salinity and groundwater balance and also atmospheric research. From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 12:45 a.m..
Call for Families to Host Exchange Students Each year AFS Australia makes it possible for Australian host families to welcome and experience the friendship of students and adults from over 40 countries around the world. AFS provides students and families with continued support and contact during their program which may be for anything from a few weeks to one year, as families choose how long they host. AFS covers students' medical and school admission costs, but AFS does not pay families. The payment is in the experience: fascinating insights to another culture, and long-lasting international friendships. From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 12:45 a.m..
Pandemic Flu NOVA scienceNOW has created a streaming video segment about bird flu and its potential to develop into a deadly human virus. Dr Kanta Subbarao of the National Institutes of Health answers questions about pandemic flu with links to other information. From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 12:45 a.m..
Predictions for 2006: E-learning Experts Map the Road Ahead '...people will realize that technology, no matter how innovative, is just an enabler. New technologies only succeed if they help people learn.' eLearn Magazine, January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 12:45 a.m..
Papers - Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) 2005 Conference The collection of papers include: A Triage Taxonomy for Medical Questions, by Arnott Smith, Catherine; Adoption of Instant Messaging for Chat at a Research Library in Conjunction with the Formal Chat Software Used, by Behm, Leslie; Chucking Chat: Going to Where Our Students REALLY Are, by Chapman, Kimberly, Del Bosque, Darcy; Digital Answers: Connecting Resources & Responses, by Ruffner, Malissa, Abels, Eileen; IM Working with Trillian, by Ciocco, Ronalee, Huff, Alice; Choose Your Chat Adventure: Anytime, Anywhere Answers as Self-Paced Tutorial: Info Sheet, by Hirko, Buff, Ross, Mary; Does Co- From EdNA Online on January 20, 2006 at 12:45 a.m..
Third International Congress of Psychology and Law The Third International Congress on Psychology and Law invites members of the American Psychology-Law Society, the European Association of Psychology & Law and the Australian & New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and Law to attend. Topics of human rights will have predominance. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Business Schools Global Directory - MBA - Index The MBA directory gathers more than 3000 Master in Business Administration programs from Universites and Business schools all around the world. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Facilitating Learning Through Effective Teaching: At a Glance Teaching and learning styles in the vocational education and training (VET) sector have changed substantially over the last decade in response to changed national and international conditions. This 'at a glance' describes these changes, which can basically be summarised as a shift from traditional teaching in classrooms to facilitating learning, and involving a substantial reliance on the workplace in the learning process. Making this shift can be a challenge for some VET teachers and this publication offers useful strategies and models for dealing with the changes. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Global Education Learning Community (GELC) The site offers a collection of self-paced, web based, free and open content (curriculum resources, assessment) combined with best practices for advancing student achievement world wide. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Preparation Should Ease Teary First Day of School Professor Sanders, a parenting expert at the University of Queensland, has said "the first day back at school doesn't have to end in tears for parents or their children." He offers a variety of back to school behavioural tips. From EdNA Online on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Scatterplot and Correlation Coefficient This interactive scatterplot displays the regression line and allows you to change the location of data points, the slope of the regression line, the correlation coefficient, and sample size, as well as it provides rollover help. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Normal Distribution This Normal Distribution applet allows you to experiment with the curve to observe different means and variations with the corresponding areas. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
The Sample Mean and the Sample Median This interactive applet allows you to flip back and forth between skew and symmetric distribution curves and view the parent distribution, theoretical mean and median, and history of means and medians. You may change the sample size. The applet provides rollover help as well. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
95 % Confidence Interval for the Theoretical Mean This interactive applet allows you to flip back and forth between skewed and normal distributions, change the sample size and observe theoretical means and confidence intervals. It also provides rollover help. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Mixtures of Two Normal Distributions This interactive applet displays two normal curves, while you can change the mean, variances, and pi to observe the change in each curve, as well as the mixture curve, which is a combination of the two normal curves. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 19, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
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