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Post School Options EXPO for Students With Disability & Special Needs Brisbane Post School Options EXPO for students with Disability and Special Needs, school personnel, parents/carers From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Totally Free Math: Elementary Algebra with Applications This site provides a free PDF copy of the text Elementary Algebra with Applications, 3rd Edition, by Terry H. Wesner and Harry L. Nustad. The Instructor's Resource Manual and the Student Solution Manual are also included. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Sala de la infancia A gallery of nostalgic images and descriptions. The images, narrations and descriptions capture experiences from infancy. This site includes a variety of commentators originating from different parts of Spain and Latin American. The site is ideal for studying descriptions and narrations in past time, e.g., uses of preterite vs. imperfect tenses. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Teoria.com A music theory and analysis site From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


DESSolver: Ordinary Differential Equation System Solver This site provides a Java applet that graphs approximate solutions to ODE's using various methods: Runge-Kutta, Euler, Heun, and Dormand Prince. The applet also gives numerical results in tabular form for its solutions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


EQWORLD: The World of Mathematical Equations Quoted from the site: EqWorld presents extensive information on solutions to various classes of ordinary differential, partial differential, integral, functional, and other mathematical equations. It also outlines some methods for solving equations, includes interesting articles, gives links to mathematical websites, lists useful handbooks and monographs, and refers to scientific publishers, journals, etc. This site will be kept up to date to include new equations with solutions and other useful information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


The European library The European Library Web site is a portal which aims to give access to the collections, both digital and non-digital, of the 43 national libraries of Europe. It allows users to conduct searches across the European collections of participating libraries, and delivers bibliographical details and digital materials in full where available. At the time of cataloguing, the European Library was still being developed, with access available to the collections of 15 national libraries (contact details for all the national libraries are listed, however). Searches can be broad or confined to the collectio From New Humbul Resources on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Mexican migration project The Web site for the Mexican Migration Project provides information on this interdisciplinary research project to investigate the process of Mexican migration to the United States, as well as offering primary resources collated as a result of the project's work since 1982. Co-ordinated by scholars from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and Princeton University in the U.S., the project works to gather social, economic and demographic information from samples of Mexican households both in the U.S. and Mexico. The aim is to collect information about individuals' trips to the U.S. From New Humbul Resources on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Subcine : independent Latino film and video The Web site for SubCine offers information about this independent collective of Latino filmmakers and their work, and makes available a selection of short films and videos for purchase. The films listed are categorized as documentary, animation, narrative or experimental. Providing synopses of independent Latino film, and biographies of the filmmakers, this site represents for researchers of Latin American and American studies a valuable means of keeping in touch with, and then accessing, new cinematographic work. Furthermore, extensive links to related sites for each film and filmmaker are p From New Humbul Resources on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Portal hispanoteca The Portal Hispanoteca Web site, from the University of Innsbruck, is a Spanish language-teaching resource aimed primarily at German-speaking students of Spanish. However, the site features numerous valuable language-learning resources which will be of use to non-German speakers and as such is well worth a visit. Users will find graded guides to Spanish grammar, presented in either Spanish or German, covering the fundamentals required at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Interesting and challenging aspects of the language are also presented and explained, such as false friends, idiom From New Humbul Resources on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Memoria digital de Canarias The Web site Memoria Digital de Canarias is a vast digital collection of documentation and varied materials either produced in or related to the Canary Islands, or authored by writers from the Canary Islands. A project of the University of Las Palmas, the aim of the collection is to make freely available to a wide audience materials charting the history and culture of these Spanish islands. In PDF format, users will find all manner of books, journals, manuscripts and pamphlets, published across the centuries and browsable by topic (such as art, literature, politics, education, history and reli From New Humbul Resources on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Michigan feminist studies archive The Michigan Feminist Studies Archive is an online collection of full-text scholarly articles published between 1978 and 1997 in the print journal, Michigan Feminist Studies, and made available here by the University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative. The Michigan Feminist Studies journal is edited by graduate students of the University of Michigan and as well as research articles features interviews, poetry and photo essays. Also available in full are past issues (1974 to 1978) of the University of Michigan Papers in Women's Studies, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary scholar From New Humbul Resources on February 7, 2006 at 9:49 p.m..


Training and Development Association (TADA) WA This West Australian training and development association is a forum for the interchange of ideas and knowledge among people involved or interested in the field of training and development. TADA offers its members an informative newsletter and regular events. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Open Publish 2006 - 6th Annual Conference The conference for people who create, manage and publish information across traditional and electronic media will bring together some of the world's most respected practitioners in the fields of content management, single-source publishing, approaches to content distribution and communication (RSS, blogging), wikis and workflow, the web-based office and much more! From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Diverse 2006 - Developing Innovative Video Resources for Students Everywhere This year's event is hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University and the DIVERSE network. DIVERSE is the leading conference all aspects of video and videoconferencing in education: teaching, research, management etc - including the convergence of these technologies with online technologies, and the emergence of new possibilities such as telepresence learning, interactive television, virtual reality and computer games techniques, and wireless and handheld access to moving images. DIVERSE is intended for anyone interested in embedding video and videoconferencing technologies within educational From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Global Bogathon for Safer Internet For Safer Internet Day 7 February 2006 NetAlert and other internet safety groups participated in a 24 hour blogging event organised in 31 countries around the world. Topical posts on Internet safety issues were posted and members of the community are invited to add their comments until Wednesday 15 February 2006. It is hoped that worldwide discussion can be generated on important Internet safety issues to help create an understanding of the online world and people's attitudes and behaviours when they are using the Internet. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


InSafe Insafe is a European Commission funded project to promote Internet safety and to help parents and teachers guide children in safe exploration of the World Wide Web. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Australian Indigenous People A collection of resource links to websites containing information about Indigenous Australians including a webquest. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


MIT OpenCourseWare -- Calculus by Gilbert Strang This is an online PDF version of Gilbert Strang's Calculus, a text that is still in print. Included also on this site are the accompanying Instructor's Manual and student Study Guide. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


MIT OpenCourseWare -- Calculus with Applications This is material for a course taught at MIT by Prof. Daniel J. Kleitman. Primarily, the content consists of an online textbook and a collection of interactive Java applet tools. The applets "are intended to make the subject easier to learn and more fun." Topics from Precalculus through Differential Equations are covered. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


etree.org --- live music free and legal etree.org is a music trading site which specialises in making available live recordings ('bootlegs') from trading friendly musicians. Originally a relatively exclusive club, the advent of bittorrent has the music much more accessible to the non-fanatic. Bands such as The Grateful Dead are of course mainstays, but there are also many current bands such as Black Crowes and StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Open Forum Europe acts as an umbrella for open source groups at BETT Richard Lynch Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. Open Forum Europe has From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Three of sixteen of BECTA's "ICT in Practice Awards" go to Moodlers Miles Berry Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. British Educational Communica From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Moodle report from BETT Yesterday I was at the annual British Educational Technology Tradeshow (BETT) in London, helping staff the Moodle stand organised by the Moodlers at Help Us Get To BETT. The Moodle stand (thanks to the various supporters) was very much in the cheaper area, at the opposite end form the main entrance, in an ally of other small stands. While I can't speak at length about the number of people visiting the show in general, since I spent almost all of my time on the M From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Bath moves to Moodle Bath is moving from Blackboard to Moodle as their VLE prior to their Blackboard licence expiring. In their statement to staff they say: The open-source Moodle has been chosen because of: its large global support community; its increasing traction within the HE and FE sector, e.g. University of Glasgow; its focus upon learning activities and not just resources; and its modu From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Bruce Schneier's Sony Rootkit review Bruce Schneier, arguably the most respected computer security expert internationally, has published a review of the Sony Rootkit incident. The casts the story not in fine-grained technical detail, but in terms of the actions and motivations of the various players, particularly the corporate players. Bad security happens. It always has and it always will. And companies do stupid things; always have and always will. But the reason we buy security products from Symantec, McAf From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Microsoft wins FAT patent appeal In an appeal in which other industry players were not permitted to present their case, Microsoft have had the United States Patent and Trademark Office's rejection of their File Allocation Table (FAT) file system patents overturned. If upheld in the courts (which seems unlike to me), this could require the removal of FAT compatibility from Linux and the BSD operating systems. From a technical point of view, the embarrassing thing is that the FAT family of filesystems are based on 1970s technology, From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


"Why SCO has no case" against Linux Normally third party lawyers don't take public positions about court cases, nor do they give interviews about the legal and factual issues involved, but attorney Thomas Carey has given an interview to techtarget.com outlining why the SCO cases against several players in the Linux market has no merit. Unfortunately he seems less optimistic about a quick end to the cases: Hitler fought World War II until the Allies had nearly over From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Open Source and Sustainability Conference OSS Watch have opened registration for their Open Source and Sustainability 2006 conference. The three day conference runs from Monday, 10 April, to 12:30 on Wednesday, 12 April at Oxford, mainly at the Saïd Business School with the optional conference dinner at Exeter College. Open source has proved itself as a development and distribution model that can de From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Linus Torvalds comes out against GPL v3 draft clauses Linus Torvalds has come out against some clauses in the draft of the new Gnu Public License. The GPL v3 includes a raft of updates, including clauses to address issues with compatibility, digital rights management, and patents. It is possible that the clauses Torvalds objects to (which relate to digitally signed code) will be modified or removed in the next draft of the GPL From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Back from holiday submerged log Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. I'm now back from hoilday (two weeks in New Zealand), so I'l From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


GPLv3 draft released The first drfaft of the GPLv3 has been released. From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


How to get people to work for free David Horton has published an excellent article " How to get people to work for free: Attracting volunteers to your free software project" all about how to encourage the users of open source projects to contribute to the ongoing success. The key recommendations are to have an explicit, user understandable vision and to break at least some of the work down into easily understood tasks to let new contributors get started. If you're trying to build an open source comunity, you StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


BECTA review Microsoft licensing BECTA has just announced a review of Microsoft licensing programs for schools and colleges in the UK. Tom Espiner writing in ZD Net UK says: Schools do not get good value for money from current Microsoft licensing agreements, IT professionals in the education sector claimed this week. In a series of interviews with education professionals at the BETT educational technology show in London, ZDNet From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Josie Fraser's list of answers to questions asked at the Moodle stand. Josie Fraser wearing her Moodle shirt Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. Josie Fraser has assembled an excellent list From StuartYeates's blog on February 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


The Laptop Swap Shop! Question - Would you trade in your trusty Dell laptop for a hefty credit off a brand new Sony VAIO? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 7, 2006 at 6:21 a.m..


Teaching for Understanding: Behind, Within and Beyond This conference focuses on the Teaching for Understanding framework, as a tool for designing, conducting and reflecting on classroom practices that nourish student understanding. In addition to the theory behind the framework, you will see examples from practitioners demonstrating the implementation of the framework within their classrooms, schools and systems; what Teaching for Understanding looks like in practice. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Teacher Planet: Winter Olympics Theme Page A collecton of resources for teachers on the subject of the Winter Olympics. Including early childhood activities such as a colouring book. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Help a Child Grow Art Competition WA primary and high schools are invited to develop artworks based on aspects of the theme 'what helps me grow'. Mediums - sculpture, drawings/paintings and creative writing. Topics include friendship, self esteem, family, nutrition, fitness and my future self. From EdNA Online on February 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Excellence and Innovation: Consultation on the Future of NSW Public Education and Training The largest public consultation process ever undertaken in Australian education history, has just been completed. 28,500 people around NSW were consulted with the results now available. From EdNA Online on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


[mn001] va - first Posted By -N | netlabel on Jan 18th 1:10PM: minusn.com From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


jay bolotin print: The Jackleg Testament Posted By lance oditt on Feb 4th 7:17PM: semantikon.com promotional electronic broadside for artist Jay Bolotin's Film The Jackleg Testament. From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Exclusive NYC2123 Promo Poster Posted By lance oditt on Feb 4th 7:11PM: by NYC2123 / Three Fools Press / semantikon.com exclusive electronic poster featuring nyc2123 artwork and details promoting a special web feature of an interview with them and their works From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Free Tattoo Flash Posted By Diego Solo on Feb 1st 9:02AM: Free Tattoo flash art database: Tribal and kanji designs. From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Markus Masuhr - Body Dismorphic Disorder [1bit011] Posted By Benne on Jan 31st 7:35PM: Markus' introduction to the world of bits is an EP with heavy moving breakbits, combining a reduced minimal sound setup with a composition style that is essentially pop. Not exactly the type of stuff you would want to hear on a christmas dinner with your parents - but 1bit has never been about kitsch anyway. So lean back and let Markus paint the ice flowers on your windows... From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Lee Maddeford-Shewolf Music Posted By Lee Maddeford on Jan 28th 1:18AM: This site contains all of the music I have written and recorded up until now. From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Why Can't I Play the CDs That I Burn? Posted By Michael D. Crawford on Jan 23rd 7:06PM: Rippit the Ogg Frog helps you figure out what's wrong when the music CDs that you burn won't play in your CD player. From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Self Medicated Loop Pack 1 Posted By pablo perez on Jan 20th 9:31PM: Electronic rave music loops From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Fred Scalliet's pencil drawings col.#2 Posted By Fred Scalliet on Feb 6th 10:18AM: Minimalistic, enigmatic, abstract pencil drawings... From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Fred Scalliet's pencil drawings col.#1 Posted By Fred Scalliet on Feb 6th 10:11AM: Hundreds of drawings I made while traveling in my van from France to Sweden (Dagstorp) then Norway (Oslo, Stavanger) and back to Belgium through Holland (Amsterdam), around september 2004... From Common Content: Newest Items on February 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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