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Basic Elements of English Grammar (Univ of Calgary) Contains instructions and quizes on parts of speech, sentence elements, punctuation, and word use. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Classic Horror Short Stories - Collection "Classic Horror Short Stories (CHSS) borrows the ideas set forth by Project Gutenberg to preserve the world's greatest literature in electronic form. Although the majority of work in Project Gutenberg's catalog are novels, CHSS sets its goal on developing the greatest collection of short stories anywhere. As the name implies, CHSS is beginning its quest amassing the largest collection of short stories in the horror genre. Already CHSS has the largest compilation of horror short stories in one location. This collection will continue to grow as time passes. The objective of having the From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Literary Criticism - The Internet Public Library "The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. The collection is not inclusive of all the work on the web, nor does it plan to be. The sites are selected with some thought to their overall usefulness." From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Financial Accounting Book outlines the material covered in college Accounting I & II. Homework with answers provided. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


PHP for the Novice Programmer This e-book was developed for the aspiring Information Technology learner with little to programming experience. This e-book contains basic PHP programming information ranging from control structures to sessions. The online book includes: Introduction; Sequence; Selection; Repetition; Functions; Arrays; File I/O; and MySQL. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Walter J. Freeman Neurophysiology Lab This is a fascinating site containing archived papers, book chapters, reviews, and journal articles on neurophysiology from work done by Walter J Freeman and his lab. There is a downloadable eBook on "Mass Action In the Nervous System" and the latest manuscripts by Dr. Freeman in PDF format. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


E-Commerce Business Ethics Case Study Students will explore ethical decision making and current issues in e-commerce as they follow the developments of E-Kin -- a company started by graduate students. As E-Kin grows and delves into the world of e-commerce, the founders and executives encounter some tough decision making. The case study is presented in a multimedia format, with Flash movies which describe the company background, scenarios of busines ethics issues, and an overview of ethical decision-making. The case studies were written by graduate students of Dr. Beverly Kracher at Creighton University. Permission was give to the From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Earthlight magazine Earthlight is a free online collection of fully referenced articles, reviews and essays, 'exploring the encounter of spirituality and ecology in our time'. It will be of most interest to researchers in literature, religion and ecology who are interested in the relationsips between science, faith and creativity. Beautifully and thoughtfully presented, this website offers insights into various aspects of ecological, environmental and spiritual thinking, with attractive artwork giving a virtual magazine format. A comprehensive archive offers access to past and recent issues, each with i From New Humbul Resources on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


De Nederlandse Sontregisters The Dutch Nationaal Archief (National Archive) hosts this website in Dutch which offers excellent search facilites through the Dutch Sont Toll Registers. From 1721-1763 Dutch commissioners based in Elseneur (Denmark) registered about 50,000 ship passages through the Sont to and from the Baltic Sea. They included: the skipper's name; the skipper's home harbour; harbour of departure; harbour of destination; the load; and the date. Destinations included the Baltic Sea and extended as far as East Asia, North Russia or the Caribics. The Sont Toll Registers constitute a huge resource, avai From New Humbul Resources on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Sigurd F. Olson website The Sigurd F. Olson website, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is dedicated to the writing and influence of a pioneer in wilderness education. It has resources for researchers in environmental history, nature writing, media studies, theology and related disciplines. Sigurd F. Olson (1899-1982), received the highest American award for nature writing, the Burroughs Medal, in 1972, and the site's biography details his impressive list of achievements as an educator, writer and conservationist. The site is well-laid out, with attractive images relating to Olson's love of th From New Humbul Resources on January 25, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Student Instructions for Blackboard version 6.3 This package can be provided to students who will be using Blackboard version 6.3 for their classes to help get them started. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on January 25, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Open Source vs Proprietary online services I'm getting it in the neck from two sides at the moment. One or two teachers who identify with the Open Source movement have passed comments suggesting that our online services Paperless School and Yacapaca are somehow morally inferior because we are a commercial company. Meanwhile, colleagues in online publishing are looking askance because we've publicly supported Moodle, the Open Source VLE. Both are completely misguided in my opinion. Let's start by debunking a couple of myths... Open source is not free You don't have to pay for From Chalkface: Blog on January 25, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Tutorial: Internet for ESOL (English as a Second Language to Overseas Learners) A free, interactive tutorial to improve users' Internet skills. This guide is part of a series written by qualified teachers, lecturers and librarians from across the UK. It's part of the in the RDN Virtual Training Suite, funded by JISC. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 2:49 a.m..


How Can VET Systems Meet the Challenges of Innovation and New Skill Requirements? An Exploration of State and Territory Initiatives in Australia This paper reports on a Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) project that explored policies, programs and other initiatives by Australia’s states and territories to support innovation, and to build VET capability to respond to its effects on skill needs. The project was undertaken in late 2003-early 2004. The project examined the range of initiatives adopted by the states and territories, their rationales and objectives, funding and major features. Similarities and differences between the approaches and the various emphases being given to different aspects of VET, to typ From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 2:49 a.m..


Professional Development Beyond TAA04 Implementation: New Methodologies and Approaches - SAWAN South Australia Workplace Assesor Network's first event for 2006 will examine the latest VET terminology and techniques and provide attendees with the opportunity to add a range of tools, techniques and methodologies to their resource kits as VET practitioners, and network with other assessors. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Thar Desert Tharparkar District The Thar desert of District Tharparkar, Pakistan, lies in the south eastern arid zone of Sindh. This site offers information about Tharparkar, agriculture, history, health, education and picture gallery. From Recent Items on January 25, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


First Monday Conference: FM10 Openness: Code, Science and Content The conference is convened by the volunteer-run journal First Monday http://www.firstmonday.org, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) University Library and the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) located at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, and now a United Nations University Research and Training Centre. The conference will draw on the experience of First Monday as the foremost online, peer–reviewed academic journal covering these issues since May 1996. Not only has First Monday published numerous papers by leading scholars on the From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:36 a.m..


DC 2006 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Application: Metadata for Knowledge and Learning This year, the conference theme is 'Metadata for Knowledge and Learning'. These theme promises to be of particular interest to several distinct communities of practice: Users of metadata standards relevant to e-learning, notably Dublin Core and Learning Object Metadata (LOM); Creators of institutional repositories in cultural memory institutions such as universities, museums, and libraries, especially with regard to the "open access" movement; Builders of intranet repositories and training environments in corporations and government agencies; Users of related knowledge organization s From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:36 a.m..


20th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference The theme of the conference is 'Reflections on and Future Prospects for Choice and Use of New Technologies in ODL - Strategies, Cost-Effectiveness and Impacts'. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:36 a.m..


Applying but Missing out on University Often at this time of year, newspapers report on disappointed year 12 students who have missed out on a place in universities. A study released by ACER included 8000 students evaluates those who were unsuccessful. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:36 a.m..


LOCKSS Launches Community Initiative To Preserve Scholarly Content A group of publishers, librarians, and learned societies have launched an initiative employing the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) technology to support a 'large dark archive' that serves as a failsafe repository for published scholarly content. The initiative, Controlled LOCKSS (CLOCKSS), aims to provide assurance to the research community that a disaster, which would prevent the delivery of content, will not obstruct access to journal content. Media release, 23 January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


New Directions for Higher Education Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, the journal provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


International Showcasing Opportunity in 2006 The Australian Government's International Education Forum 2006, to be held in Brisbane from 3 to 6 April 2006, will attract many international participants. Opportunities still exist to benefit from involvement in this event. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


IFLA 2006 SEOUL Satellite Meeting: Resource Sharing, Reference and Collection Development in the Digital Age - a Practical Approach The pre-conference is meant to library practitioners working in libraries in the region as well as those interested in IFLAs current activities in acquisition and collection development, resource sharing and reference work. The satellite meeting is hoped to be the first in a series of training sessions / workshops where the IFLA Sections involved will have the opportunity to disseminate the knowledge about international IFLA principles, guidelines and best practices to practitioners in that particular region. From EdNA Online on January 25, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Are Students Ready for a Technology-Rich World? What PISA Studies Tell Us As part of the 2003 survey of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), students were asked about their familiarity with ICT, principally about their computer use. From EdNA Online on January 24, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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