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Introduction to Metadata Report written for the UQ Web Site Enhancement Project on the use of metadata on University of Queensland web pages. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Gallipoli: A Virtual Tour Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. Gallipoli: A Virtual Tourby Banna Publications, is an educational multimedia CD-Rom for schools and resource centers or libraries containing hundreds of original and recent photographs, film footage from 1915 as well as music files, maps, and question and answer scenarios based on Gallipoli. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Food Choices Software evaluation is an online resource for Victorian teachers' providing information about various software applications. Food choices the IT way published by Xyris Software, is a nutritional analyses computer program. It analyses individual foods, recipes, meals, meal plans, and food intake. The program is primarily for teachers in secondary education. This program assists students to plan appropriate meals and snacks so they gain confidence to make wise decisions about their food intake. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Raising Children Network: the Australian Parenting Website The Raising Children Network website is seeking the wisdom and feedback from experts and industry bodies to capture parents and practitioners' recommendations during the development process. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards United Nations World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June. The United Nations Association of Australia annually promotes the United Nations World Environment Day with the UNAA World Environment Day Awards. Nominations for awards opened February 1st 2006. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Accessibility Policies and Guidelines - Australian Universities A listing of web accessibility guidelines and policies, from Australian Universities. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Global University Alliance The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was officially launched in Singapore on 14 January 2006. The IARU consists of 10 research-intensive universities: the Australian National University, ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo and Yale University. Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb has been elected as chairman for 2006-07. The IARU offers a chance to enhance the education of future lea From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


IARU Student Exchange Programme Signed Off An IARU student exchange agreement has been negotiated by The Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the University of Copenhagen. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


International Alliance of Research Universities The International Alliance of Research Universities is a strategic drawing together of a selected group of research-intensive universities that share similar values, a similar vision and a commitment to educating future world leaders. The alliance is comprised of ten universities, including Australian National University and: ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich; National University of Singapore; Peking University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Cambridge; University of Copenhagen; University of Oxford; University of Tokyo; and Yale University. The long-term ai From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Technology Trends Seminar: An Eco-system for Nurturing Startups – a Silicon Valley View Speaker: Prof J Craig Mudge, FTSE Director, Macquarie Institute for Innovation. Craig Mudge has recently returned to Australia to establish the new Macquarie Institute for Innovation after ten years in Silicon Valley. His talk will discuss the Silicon Valley eco-system that produces so many successful startups. He will also provide a glimpse of the new Macquarie Institute established to research and teach in entrepreneurship and innovation. Finally he will discuss several hot market and technology opportunities which are likely to attract entrepreneurs and investors, ranging from wireless-enab From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Microsoft Live Labs: Accelerating Search in Academic Research 2006 - Request for Proposals (RFP) Live Labs is a partnership between MSN and Microsoft Research (MSR) focused on applied research for Internet-enabled products and services at Microsoft. This Request for Proposals is in support of Live Labs’ collaboration with the academic research community and is focused on the Internet Search research area. Last date for submission of proposals: 24 March 2006, 5:00pm PST (-8 UTC/GMT). From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


How Van Gogh Made His Mark The marvelous drawing tutorial here is the latest online feature from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Explore and Learn section. In a day in which art studies have been dramatically curtailed in schools because of alleged budget restraints, here is an absolutely free and open tutorial from one of the leading world museums of art. [...] From Golden Swamp on February 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Pigeonpea : A source of delicious pulse This module should help you understand and learn the following: 1. Production Practices of Pigeonpea 2. Pigeonpea diseases and Management Methods. 3. Pigeonpea Insect Pest and Management Practices. We’ve chosen a question-and-answer format for most of the module, so that you can get the information you need quickly and easily, with links to further information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 2, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


SC: 02/02 Zone Alarm sends warning message about February 3rd virus If you use and have registered Zone Alarm in your own name, you may well be receiving multiple emails from Zonelabs warning you about the latest virus threat which is due to be triggered when your computer date ticks over to 3 February; the email invites you to 'Upgrade to ZoneAlarm Antivirus for only $xx and save xx%'. All the major anti-virus companies have already issued detection patches for this threat, and so whilst there's nothing to stop you from switching to the offered Zone Labs product if you want to, it's not mandatory provided that your normal anti-virus syste From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 2, 2006 at 6:45 a.m..


SC: 02/02 Firefox web browser version 1.5.0.1 released If you use the popular 'Firefox' web browser, there's an update just been released to version 1.5.0.1 which you should install; if you had already installed 1.5, you may well find that the programme invites you to update automatically - if you have an earlier version, it won't do it that way and you'll have to collect the upgrade from the Mozilla.com web site. We recommend that you install the 1.5.0.1 upgrade as soon as possible ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 2, 2006 at 6:24 a.m..


DIG Stats 'DIG Stats is a WWW resource for integrating statistics and data visualization into mathematics and science courses in secondary schools, community colleges and undergraduate programs. Modules cover concepts from descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, two dimensional graphical analysis and three dimensional data visualization.' The site is provided by Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 2, 2006 at 5:53 a.m..


Project to Investigate Improving Literacy and Numeracy Outcomes of Distance Education Students in the Early Years of Schooling This report is in two volumes and examines effective support for distance education students in early years of schooling to maximise literacy and numeracy outcomes. Volume1 contains the Executive Summary, Methodology and Key Findings and Recommendations. Volume 2 contains Data and Research Instruments used. I-Spi is a guide for home tutors and teachers working with young children in remote or rural locations. It contains practical ideas and strategies for teaching literacy and numeracy. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 4:14 a.m..


PhD Scholarship: Design & Assessment of Landscape Visualizations for Use in Social Research Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) for PhD studies at the University of Melbourne is available, with tax free stipend of $24,650pa over three years. PROJECT: Social acceptability of forest management options: Landscape level visualisation and evaluation. Sustainable forest policy requires social acceptance. Prior research has investigated relative acceptability of options at a forest stand level. However, we have insufficient understanding of public acceptance of forest management systems implemented across the wider landscape. This project will use interactive, still and animated comput From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 1:53 a.m..


The NetSmartz Workshop: Teaching Children What to Watch Out for Online with Fun, Interactive Games and Activities. NetSmartz is an online resource with interactive activities and games teaching children, teens, parents & educators safety on the Internet. Fun safe Internet links for kids to learn about WizzyWigs, Webville Outlaws, and Internet safety rules. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 1:53 a.m..


Funding Available for E-learning Australian training organisations wanting to incorporate technology into the delivery of training now have the opportunity to share in more than $6 million in funding. The national training system's e-learning strategy, the 2005-2006 Australian Flexible Learning Framework, is seeking registered training organisations and other eligible groups with practical or innovative ideas to participate in projects focused on six specific training areas. Full details are available on the Framework website. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Toowoomba Chronicle Careers Expo This event provides prospective students, parents and anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career, the chance to meet with expert advisors to find out the latest information on further studies, training and career pathways. Representatives from Universities (local and interstate), TAFE, Defence Forces, Private Education Colleges, student support services, employers, apprenticeships and traineeships providers and government agencies will be available. Admission is free. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Reef Futures Reef Futures is a collaborative project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)for the Great Barrier Reef. This program facilitates synthesis, communication and information exchange among CRC Reef's partners and with interested outside parties. Its objective is to ensure that technology and knowledge developed under CRC Reef and all other relevant programs is utilised by industry, managers and the community to ensure benefits available from the Great Barrier Reef are maintained for current and future generations. From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Sport and Mental Health Conference: From Chemistry to Communities Before the 2006 Commonwealth Games in March, members of the sporting and health communities will gather in Melbourne for the Sport and Mental Health Conference: From Chemistry to Communities. It will discuss the importance of mental health and wellbeing in sport and the role of sport and exercise in limiting the effects of mental health problems. The conference will also address the role of parents in children’s competitive sports events. Monash has organised the conference in conjunction with beyondblue: the national depression initiative, the Australian Institute of Sport and King’s Coll From EdNA Online on February 2, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


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