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IT Challenges in Higher Education (free reqistration required, to view this article) The integration and application of instructional technologies (IT) in higher education is a complex issue. The advocates for IT cite the many benefits of its implementation and use in education. However, a range of barriers inhibits and prevents increased technology use by professors in higher education. Factors that are relevant include the following: Benefits of technology use in instruction; Barriers that inhibit technology integration in higher education; Strategies for increasing technology use in higher education. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Textbook in Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology This website contains the materials from a book for the student of medical physiology. The book contains clinical problems for preclinical students; just following the preclinical test the clinical students face real life problems at the clinical courses. The book is aimed at easing the transfer to the clinic and act as a refresher for medical doctors. Medical physiology and pathophysiology integrates basic topics and the patho-physiological mechanisms governing human life. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Exercise Physiology This site contains information on exercise physiology and the methods and mechanisms underlying performance. It covers basic physiology of the cardiovascular and muscular systems as well as how these are linked to both prionciples of training and performance improvement. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


ESP: The Experience Sampling Program This site includes free, open-source software and documentation to conduct an experience sampling study using a PDA running Palm OS. The site is described by the author as, "ESP is a FREE, open-source software package for running questionnaires, surveys, or experiments on a Palm Pilot or compatible handheld computer. ESP asks questions of your participants and records their answers and their response times. The data may later be uploaded to a computer for analysis." From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Infection and Immunity--Online Notes This site contains an extensive series of online notes on all aspects of immunology from the University of Leicster. It includes immune cells, innate and acquired immunityepidemiology and online glossaries of both immunology and virology. There is also a link to an online turorial on the complement system. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Molecular Immunology This site contains a complete set of tutorials for human immunogenetics & immunobiology in health & disease. These tutorials are detailed and cover all aspects of molecular immunology. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Human Physiology Notes This site contains a complete collection of online notes to accompany a Human Physiology course. There are also links to anatomical drawings and other related websites. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System This medically oriented site is designed to make sure that overall understanding of the cardiovascular system is not lost in the accumulated details of how it fails and treatments for those problems. It covers both normal and pathogenic circulation. It discusses surgical experimentation with replacement pumps and offers summary conclusions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Chinese New Year Theme Page Resources for teachers regarding the Chines New Year including lesson plans, worksheets, images and other resources explaining Chinese New Year and its traditions. From Recent Items on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


FriesArchiefNet The FriesArchiefNet website offers inventories (tables of content) of archives of Frisian authorities and organisations, including parish councils, registry offices, water boards, the provincial council and church councils. Ths site brings together archives held in many different places all over the province of Friesland. Archives typically include baptism, marriage and death registries; minutes of meetings; financial records; and foundation records. Most inventories are accompanied by a short historical introduction with references to the organisation: for example, lists of board members stat From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Comparative Indoeuropean data corpus The Comparative Indoeuropean Data Corpus website introduces this corpus, which consists of lexicostatistical data on 95 Indo-European speech varieties (languages or dialects). The corpus was compiled by Professor Isidore Dyen and forms the basis for many of her publications, which are also described here. To help contextualise the data and these publications, a brief history and bibliography of comparative lexicostatistics is also available here. This site is a highly specialist resource for comparative Indoeuropean linguists. (Johanneke Sytsema) From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Operaesje Fers The Operaesje Fers website offers a sound archive of modern Frisian poetry, recorded between 1968 and 1994. The poems, all by Frisian poets, are in Frisian or Dutch and can be listened using a Quicktime plugin. The site's search function enables the user to search by author or word from the title. At the time of review, the archive contained 2,627 poems by 332 authors. The archive is still being added to as the remaining part of the archive is being digitised by Tresoar (the Frisian Library and Museum for Language, History and Culture). Operaesje Fers was originally a poetry telephone lin From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Economy and society of the Low Countires This is the website for 'Economy and Society of the Low Countries', a joint Dutch/Flemish research programme of Antwerp University and the Institute of Social History of Utrecht University. The programme studies social and economic change in the Low Countries in the pre-industrial period, before 1850. There are three main fields of research, the first focusing on the reconstruction of the real economy, concerning changes in production and technology in agriculture, trade and industry. The second research field looks at the influence of institutions on economic performance, while the From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Metamorfoze : nationaal programma voor het behoud van papieren erfgoed This is the website for Metamorfoze, the government-funded Dutch National Program for Paper Heritage Preservation carried out by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands). Since 1997, about 45,000 books from the period between 1840-1950 have been microfilmed and stored in acid-free environments, and full details of all the collections are available on the website in Dutch. Collections of national literary and culturally historic importance, archives, newspapers and 25 journals are being microfilmed and preserved. These collections are based in the Koninklijke Bibliothee From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis The Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis, or Digital Bibliography of Dutch History, provides a refined online interface to search history titles in Dutch academic libraries. Titles on local, regional or national Dutch history can be searched by author, title or subject or alternatively by placename. This can be done by clicking on a map, subdivided in provinces, which will bring out a list of placenames per province. This excellent bibliographic research tool for historians is based on the digitized 'Repertorium Geschiedenis Nederland', a comprehensive resource that is upda From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Recht van de Lage Landen The Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven maintains this Dutch-language website on medieval Dutch and Flemish law and witchcraft trials. More than 100 statutes ('costumen') from Brabant, Gelre, Loon, Mechelen and Flanders in general including the 'Eeuwig Edict' (Eternal Edict), from the period 1500-1700, are available in full-text. In addition to the 'costumen', decrees in witchcraft trials are made available as well as a bibliography on witchcraft trials and a chronological list of burned witches in Flanders between 1459 and 1660. The site is maintaine From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Meertens instituut The website of the Meertens Instituut, the Institute for research and documentation of Dutch language, dialects and culture, makes available a number of valuable databases. These include: Dutch and Frisian surnames; Dutch first names; the Centraal Bevolkingsregister 1947 (Central Population Register 1947); Namen en Naamkunde in Nederland (personal and topographic names); and Repertorium van eigennamen in Middelnederlandse Literaire teksten (Index of Proper names in middle Dutch literary texts). These still expanding databases are good reference tools for those investigating the meanings, origi From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Neder-L The website Neder-L (0929-6514) is a valuble resource for keeping up to date with new academic publications and events relating to the field of Dutch language and literature studies. It provides TOCs of 26 Dutch language or literature-related journals, dating from 1995 onwards, including de Achttiende Eeuw; Leuvense Bijdragen; Nederlandse Letterkunde; Nederlandse Taalkunde; and Onze Taal. The site also features columns discussing areas of Dutch language and literature, whereas the events calendar and news bulletins offer details of relevant lectures, conferences, exhibitions, book publications From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Geschichte der niederländischen Sprache The website History of the Dutch Language offers a description of the history and development of Dutch, covering: Indo-european; Gothic; Old-Dutch; Middle-Dutch; 16th-18th century Dutch and the language up to the present day. Linguistic features are described for the different phases and some historical background is provided. There are references to scholarly publications throughout the site. The text provides a good introduction to Dutch language history and a useful starting point for undergraduates. Although at the time of review, the site's last update was in 1999, most of the conten From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Fryske akademy The website for the Fryske Akademy - the main research institute for Frisian language and history - offers information about its current research projects and publications and makes available a number of online resources. These include: a language corpus for middle Frisian, comprising all known middle Frisian texts; and a bibliography of journal articles on modern Frisian linguistics. This bibliography includes titles of articles from a range of journals are classified according to a detailed subject classification. Unfortunately there are no search facilities on the site, but it is equally na From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


De Oude Druk van het Freeska Landriucht This website from Tresoar, the Frisian Historical and Literary Centre, makes available in full the Incunable of Old Frisian Land Law. The manuscript has been scanned so that notes and glosses are also visible. It is fully browsable and includes a table of contents, a transcription, a translation and an introduction. This scholarly resource will be mainly of interest to Old Frisian scholars but its translation means that the text is now available to a wider audience. A Flash plugin is required to view the manuscript. (Johanneke Sytsema) From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Tresoar : fries historisch en letterkundig centrum This is the website for Tresoar, the successor of the Provincial Library of Friesland, the Frisian Archives and the Frisian Literary Museum. Tresoar specialises in literature on the Frisian language, history and culture and is the main port-of-call for Frisian scholars. This literature has been made accessible by two excellent online catalogues: a main catalogue and an article catalogue on Frisian language and history. These catalogues provide an almost complete overview of Frisian scholarly material. In addition, a Frisian plays catalogue is available, as are the Frisian Literary Archives, an From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Lex Frisionum This website gives access to the Lex Frisionum, a Latin codification of Old Frisian Law, dating back to the time of Charlemagne (ca. 800 AD) in full text with translations in English and Dutch. The old 1557 edition of the Lex Frisionum by Herold is used as a basis for the online edition. The concise, good introduction, the chapter about fines, and the references to print and online sources makes this a valuable online resource. This online edition is most welcome since the latest paper edition is out of print. The text can be searched and the site is entirely bilingual English/Dutch. This reso From New Humbul Resources on January 24, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Gegevensbestanden van de Volkstellingen 1795-1971 The website Gegevensbestanden van de Volkstellingen 1795-1971 offers the data from 17 Dutch censuses held between 1795 and 1971. The data is fully available as a scanned image of the original text, as well as in a spreadsheet. Users can browse through the data for each year and click through to more detailed levels. For each census there is valuable documentation available about the way the census was held and published. Users should note that the data is working copy and is still being added to. This is a reliable and invaluable primary resource for Dutch historians. (Johanneke Sytsema) From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Center for Research Libraries (CRL) CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Historical Australian Archive to be Created A new partnership between the National Library of Australia and Yahoo! Australia & NZ, aims to develop a comprehensive publicly accessible bank of digital images featuring contemporary photographs of urban and rural Australia. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


WA School Performance Data Available Online In a first for Western Australia, school performance data has been made publicly accessible online. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


RSS: The Web at Your Fingertips RSS, depending on whom you ask, stands for 'really simple syndication' or 'rich site summary.' Either way, it's a Web-based technology that lets online publishers deliver content to readers without the subscribers even having to visit their Web sites. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


ECIS Early Childhood Conference The theme for this year's ECIS Early Childhood Conference is 'Internationalism - Global awareness and relationships in the new Millennium'. Topics to be addressed include: International mindedness; Assessment and documentation of student’s work, involving parents and children Children’s rights; New research on the importance of the bond between children and animals, which can help pupils learn; Education through the Arts-drama, art, music; Early childhood curriculum - Math, Language etc; 'Special needs' and EAL in the classroom. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


TX2 Vaio - Classy Ultraportable From Sony The TX2 Vaio is an ultralight laptop with an 11.1 inch widescreen LCD display, tipping the scales at just 2.5 lbs. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on January 24, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


SC: 24/01 Nyxem Worm will erase files on February 3rd Antivirus vendors are warning of a rapidly-spreading worm that is carrying a potentially destructive set of instructions ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on January 24, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Rights and Rewards Project - Academic Survey: Final Report As part of the JISC funded Rights and Rewards in Blended Institutional Repositories project, a motivational survey was undertaken. A questionnaire addressed to all academic staff in UK Further Education (FE) institutions and to specialists in the field of Teaching and Learning (T&L) was available online. The aim of the questionnaire was to gather views on the use of an institutional repository (IR) for the deposit of teaching and learning materials. Two of the main areas of interestwere: What 'Rights' would individuals expect to exert over the teaching materials they deposit into a r From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Year Book Australia 2006 Now Available The Year Book is the "flagship" publication of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and provides a comprehensive and detailed annual statistical review about Australia. Included are education and training statistics for each sector and an article on school student's mathematics and science literacy. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Online Learning in Senior Secondary School Education: Practice, Pedagogy and Possibilities This research paper was prepared by a team from Northern Beaches Christian School who visited 20 schools or educational institutions in 6 countries in the northern hemisphere in March/April 2005, as part of the Macquarie University Partner Schools' Study Fellowship. The focus was to look at best practice in relation to the use of online content in the classroom. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


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Joint Chairs in Higher Education Announced Two leading Australian higher education experts - Professor Richard James and Professor Simon Marginson - have been appointed to Chairs in Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. Professor James and Professor Marginson will play important leadership roles in higher education research and in advice on education policy and management to the University, and to the higher education sector. The University of Melbourne Media Release, Tuesday 24 January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


New Online Service Directory The Australian Government Information Management Office announced the development of a new online service directory which will include information from both the Australian and state governments. The Federated Service Finder (FSF) will provide access to sources of information about services across different geographical locations within Australia and will assist human services providers in their delivery of services. The Federated Service Finder (FSF) is a joint project between Centrelink, South Australian Department of Health and New South Wales Department of Commerce. The Australian Governmen From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Fetes, Festivals and Fundraising Free fundraising ideas and information for schools and sports clubs, including state contact information. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 12:52 a.m..


Assessment by Exhibition The ACT Year 9 Exhibitions Program was introduced as part of the Affirming the High School Years project (later the High School Development Program, then the High Schools for the New Millennium Program). This project aimed to address the high school years of 7 - 10, when many students disengage (particularly boys) from their learning. This paper was presented by Cecily Blake at the 2005 Australian Secondary Principals' Association Conference. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 12:52 a.m..


Linux the Focus of new Australian Masters Degree Charles Sturt University (CSU) has partnered with Linux vendor Novell to offer a two-year postgraduate Masters degree which includes formal Linux certification. Novell said in a statement the course would be the only postgraduate-level qualification which would include the achievement of Novell Certified Linux Engineer (Novell CLE) status as a key requirement. ZDNet Australia, 24 January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 12:52 a.m..


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