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Aframe Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. Aframe Assessment Software is a computerised assessment and testing program designed for use by both computer novices and experts alike. Aframe is a generic software program that can be utilised for a multitude of purposes and subject matter. It allows teachers to input their own content (text, images, video or sound) to create customized electronic tests. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Adobe Video Collection 2.6 Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. Adobe Products Publisher: Adobe Systems Inc Adobe software products are solutions for Web and print publishing. They are visually rich types of media in graphic design, imaging, authoring tools and dynamic media. Users can create, publish and deliver rich media content. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Adobe Acrobat Writer 7 Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. Adobe Products Publisher: Adobe Systems Inc Adobe software products are solutions for Web and print publishing. They are visually rich types of media in graphic design, imaging, authoring tools and dynamic media. Users can create, publish and deliver rich media content. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Britannica Online School Edition Software evaluation of Britannica School Study Guides CD. Publisher: Britannica Inc. Interactive tutorials covering over 140 Study Guides in 3 core subjects; English, Maths and Science for Secondary School Students within years 8-12. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Bright Spark Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers providing information about various software applications. Bright Spark is a fun circuit simulation package for learning about electricity and electronics. Combining on-screen animation with realistic simulation, Bright Spark helps understanding by bringing circuits to life. Bright Spark assumes no prior knowledge of electronics and comes with a wide range of animated, interactive worksheets. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


BackupAssist Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. BackupAssist is a simple, affordable Windows backup software package tailored for schools and small businesses. BackupAssist is designed to be a ‘lightweight’ solution that removes many of the complexities commonly found in backup software packages, making it easy for schools to schedule, manage and monitor backups. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Adobe Audition Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. Adobe Products Publisher: Adobe Systems Inc Adobe software products are solutions for Web and print publishing. They are visually rich types of media in graphic design, imaging, authoring tools and dynamic media. Users can create, publish and deliver rich media content. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Active Learning Handbook (ALHB) Active Learning Handbook (ALHB), was created to help teachers incorporate student centered learning into their classroom environments. The ALHB provides a theoretical foundation, activity selection criteria, and several activities that can be incorporated into the classroom both with and without technology. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Microbiology 101/102 Home Page This is the home page for course materials for a combined on-campus/on-line introductory microbiology course. The page contains links to extensive lecture/reference materials and includes chapter self-tests. The course also includes links to alternate sources of information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Neal Chamberlain's Medical Microbiology This site is hosted at the Kirkwood College of Osteopathic Medicine. The emphasis is on medically significant microorganisms, the symptoms of diseases they cause, and treatment. There are also case studies for allied health students. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Introduction to Clinical Microbiology This University of Texas Medical School site is a brief, elementary introduction to medical microbiology. It contains a brief description of a bacterial cell, descriptions of some basic tests to identify characteristics of microbes, and a review of the taxonomy of bacteria. The taxonomy portion contains descriptions and odten images of each "species" discussed. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Infectious Diseases/Bacterial Diseases/Microbiology This link takes you to a listing of infectious diseases through the University of Iowa, Hardin MD site. Clicking on each disease/organism takes you to a page of links about that specific organism/disease. Images are usually included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Greek Art and Architecture Resource for images and descriptions of materials for Ancient Greek Art and Architecture for Athens, Epidauros, Mycenae, Crete, Olympia, and Delphi. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


NESTA Futurelab - Literature Review of E-assessment The authors of this review provide a compelling argument for the central role of assessment in shaping educational practice. Both optimistic and practical, the review summarises existing research and emergent practice, and provides a blueprint for thinking about the risks and potential that awaits us in this area. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 8:48 p.m..


National UniServe Science Conference 2006 This is an annual event for all academics and others interested in teaching and learning in science at a tertiary level. The conference incorporates: a Forum to discuss issues related to the First Year Experience within the sciences; a one-day symposium which provides a platform for presenting and developing high quality research in tertiary science teaching; and a discipline specific meeting. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 8:48 p.m..


Women Decide IT's a Boy Thing More Australian women than ever are turning their backs on information and communication technology degrees, according to a Victorian report that suggests a new crisis in low participation rates. Australian IT, 1 February 2006 From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Mathematics and science in secondary schools: the deployment of teachers and support staff to deliver the curriculum The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research to conduct research into deployment in mathematics and science departments in one in four maintained secondary schools in England during the academic year 2004-2005. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Excellence in Cities: Pupil Outcomes Excellence in Cities (EiC) was launched in September 1999 as one of the UK Government's key policy initiatives for redressing educational disadvantage and under-performance in schools located within the most deprived urban areas of England. It adopted a multi-strand approach to raising standards and performance and emphasised the use of locally-based partnership approaches and targeted provision. This report looks at the educational and economic impact of EiC. It focuses on the analysis of data collected (2000-2003) for young people in Years 9 and 11. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


What Research Countries Shall We Investigate (WebQuest)? Every semester, I randomly assign my students a research country from a pre-selected list. I find that I get more "buy-in" for the project if they have a say in constructing the list . . . From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on January 31, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Erupting science: Alaska’s Augustine The webpage here on the Alaska Volcano Observatory website virtually erupts and flows with knowledge about recent and ongoing activity of the Augustine volcano. For example, as I post this the most recent hourly report says: 2006-01-31 04:31:29 Eruption is in progress. Short periods of increased seismicity, likely associated with explosions and pyroclastic flows, are occurring [...] From Golden Swamp on January 31, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Global Education News February 2006 Focus on deserts and desertification. This issue of the Global Education website newsletter also contains current issues, an AusAID update, professional development opportunities and new resources. From Global Education on January 31, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


SC: 31/01 Winamp vulnerability - which may compromise and damage your computer There's a serious vulnerability in the popular media playing utility 'Winamp', which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise and take control of a user's system; it is rated as 'Extremely critical' by the Security company Secunia (see below) ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on January 31, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


GDFR - Global Digital Format Registry The registry will provide sustainable distributed services to store, discover, and deliver representation information about digital formats. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 2:38 a.m..


834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction A comprehensive set of quick tips from 336 elearning professionals that trainers can use to improve thier knowledge and skill in online instruction. Provided free from Boston's E-Learning Guild. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


UNSW Asia UNSW Asia is Singapore's first foreign university, and the first wholly owned and operated research and teaching campus to be established overseas by an Australian university. Undergraduate students will have the choice of six bachelor degree and nine double-degree programs in Commerce, Design, Science, Engineering, International Studies and Media. A range of postgraduate coursework and research programs will also be offered. A Foundation Year program is also available. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2006 The event includes two programs, each designed to meet the needs of a specific audience: eLearning Producer Conference which targets the needs of designers, developers, and management focused on the more practical aspects of e-Learning; and Learning Management Colloquium which targets the needs of management professionals focused on the strategic aspects of learning, training, and e-Learning. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Access Asia Study Tours for Educators The Western Australian Access Asia Program is pleased to offer one fellowship for a WA teacher to take part in the following tour: Korea Study Tour (Saturday 15 April 2006 to Thursday 27 April 2006) From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


New Research Project on Cross-disciplinary Work How do people from the humanities, arts and social sciences work with their colleagues in science, technology, engineering and medicine. What issues do they tackle? How do they find each other? What funding sources do they draw upon? CHASS News, 25 January 2006 From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:42 a.m..


School Preparatory Year for Queensland From 2007, all Queensland children of appropriate age will have access to a non-compulsory full-time preparatory year. It will be offered in all state primary schools and replace the part-time preschool system that is not available at all schools. Several schools are already offering the preparatory year. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce The 2006 Forum aims to continue the conversation concerning empirical analysis of teaching and learning in business, economics and commerce among academics in the field with a range of high quality, peer-reviewed papers. The forum will be of interest to academics teaching and researching in higher education in commerce disciplines as well as academics in related areas. Aims: to promote high quality research and teaching through quantitative analysis of teaching and learning data; to make known any preliminary and potential research projects being conducted within Australia in the areas of, Eco From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Early Career Researchers and Professionals 'Expanding horizons' The event aims to open new horizons for young researchers and professionals, and participants will discuss their work with MPs, with colleagues from other disciplines, and with industry. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


IP Australia : IP Professor - Lecturer Resources The lecturer resource section of IP Professor is designed to assist lecturers to locate support material for their lecture program. Includes: Introduction, Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyright, Domain Names, Plant Breeder's Rights, Circuit Layout Rights, Engineering Case Studies, Science Case Studies, and Tertiary Fact Sheets. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Students and Teachers From K to 12 Hit the Podcasts The New York Times Reports that students in Wisconsin USA are producing and syndicating a series of podcasts. The diverse podcast topics created include music, science and study aids, among others. Like other ICT's podcasting requires a learning curve, but they are not difficult to create and are cited as being an effective learning tool. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


IP Australia : IP Professor An online free resource developed specifically for the tertiary sector by IP Australia to increase the level of intellectual property (IP) knowledge and awareness within the tertiary community. IP Professor resources include: Online Lecture Material - downloadable lectures on a range of IP topics; Request-A-Lecturer - get an IP expert to come and lecture your students; and an IP News Service. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Queensland Studies Authority: Early Years The Early Years Curriculum Project is part of the Queensland Government's Getting Ready for School initiative. The Early Years Curriculum Guidelines provide teachers with a framework for interacting with children and planning, assessing and reflecting on an effective Preparatory Year curriculum. The document is available to download. From EdNA Online on January 31, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Bloom's Taxonomy: Original and Revised This site describes the changes that have occurred in the taxonomy first proposed by Benjamin Bloom in 1956. The revision of Dr. Bloom's taxonomy was spearheaded by a former student, Dr. Lorin Anderson and a group of distinguished cognitive psychologist, curriculum specialist, assessment specialist, and industrialist. This revision of the taxonomy was first published in 1991. This site clearly explains the changes mande in the revision, and offers clear applications for the "new and improved" taxonomy in the planning and assessment of teaching and learning. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Bloom's Taxonomy: Original and Revised This site describes the changes that have occurred in the taxonomy first proposed by Benjamin Bloom in 1956. The revision of Dr. Bloom's taxonomy was spearheaded by a former student, Dr. Lorin Anderson and a group of distinguished cognitive psychologist, curriculum specialist, assessment specialist, and industrialist. This revision of the taxonomy was first published in 1991. This site clearly explains the changes mande in the revision, and offers clear applications for the "new and improved" taxonomy in the planning and assessment of teaching and learning. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Statistics Taxonomies A Taxonomy of Statistics and A Taxonomy of Parametric Statistics   will help people see the big picture. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Statistics Formula Reviews These one- and two-page reviews cover Descriptive Statistics, Probability-The Basis for Inferential Statistics, Inferential Statistics, An Executive Summary of Inferential Statistics, and CorrelationRegression From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Macroeconomic Course Notes These one- and two-page outlines cover much of the material covered in traditional college courses in Introductory Economics. Homework and Class Discussions Questions with answers are provided. Links to the Internet are provided in the outlines. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Microeconomic Course Notes These one- and two-page outlines cover much of the material covered in traditional college courses in Introductory Economics. Homework and Class Discussions Questions with answers are provided. Links to the Internet are provided in the outlines. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Presant and Future Value of Money A time line is used to explain the value of money is determined by when it exists. The value of winning a million dollar lottorey ticket with 20 $50,000 payments is used. Students then calculate the total dollar outlay when buying a car over three years vs. five years. Tables provided. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Macroeconomic Links By Topic Links to topics covered in Introduction to Macroeconomics are provided. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on January 31, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Introducing WebQuests: A Faculty Development Workshop This package contains the materials for a workshop to introduce faculty to WebQuests, the key features and advantages, and templates for the faculty to get started on their own projects. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on January 30, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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