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UQ Appoints New Librarian and Director of Learning Services The University of Queensland will soon have a new Librarian with a new title that reflects the increasingly diverse role of the Library's services. UQ News, 7 February 2006 From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


NSW Department of Education and Training - Back to School Allowance The Back-to-School Allowance was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government to assist families with the cost of students starting school or getting their children back to school at the start of the school year. The website provides answers to frequently asked questions as well as contact details. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


California Ed-data One out of eight students in the US is enrolled in a school in California. This resource puts California schools and student data in the hands of social scientists, teachers and teacher educators - with pull-down menus on state, county, district, and school levels of financial, demographic, and performance data for California's public K-12 school system. You can now see data on dropouts, graduates, and graduates with UC/CSU course requirements on the High School Performance tab of the Accountability report. Additional information about high school students is available from the California From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Effective Self-Managed Teams Helps guide students manage their team projects. Includes an overview of self-managed teams, information on organizing the team and the project, and helpful tips. A Word version is available. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Conceptual Design: Entity Relationship Models Chapter that describes the process of conceptual database modeling using ER models. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) One in 8 students in the US is enrolled in school in California. This web site reports results of testing in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


California Educational and Demographic Profiles These Educational and Demographic Profiles provide a graphic portrayal of factors related to the educational and economic well being of Californians. They highlight the variations that exist in the State. The information contained in these profiles demonstrates that one size does not fit all when it comes to dealing with the educational needs of our diverse citizenry. Select the county name to view the desired profile. All files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Viewer to open. Are you interested in locating a county by specific criteria? For example, "Select a county that sent more From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Hao-Ting Chuang From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


El Aprendizaje con la Asistencia del Computador El aprendizaje con la asistencia del computador es una colección de experimentación y simulación utilizando paquetes de software de computadora como WinQSB, y LINDO para entender conceptos y técnicas de OR/MS. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Presentations: Open Repositories 2006 Open Repositories 2006 was held at the University of Sydney. Presentations included: Rob Tansley, Opening Keynote; Edna Nyika, ODINPubAfrica; Madaiah Krishnamurthy, Building a Digital Library using DSpace: An Initiative; Paul Kobulnicky, Critical Implementation Factors for an Institutional Repository; Lisa Saywell, Building IR Communities Through Collaborative Strategies: MINDS@UW; MacKenzie Smith, DSpace development from MIT's Digital Library Research Program; Scott Phillips, De-facing DSpace with Manakin; Rob Tansley, China Digital Museum Demo; Ian Barnes, Scott Yeadon, One click DSpace From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


ARROW Discovery Service Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW) has been established to raise national and international awareness of Australia's publicly funded research. It allows users to search or browse across the corpus of Australia's scholarly research output which has been deposited into individual repositories at universities, the National Library of Australia and other research agencies such as Australian Policy Online. The ARROW Consortium comprises Monash University (lead institution), National Library of Australia, the University of New South Wales, and Swinburne University From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Effectiveness of Different Management Techniques for Conservation of Hooded Plovers & Coexistence with Beach Users, Melbourne Honours Projects Deakin University & Birds Australia Deakin University (School of Life and Environmental Sciences), in collaboration with Birds Australia, is offering Honours research projects to explore the effectiveness of different management techniques for conserving Hooded Plovers (Thinornis rubricollis). Hooded Plovers are beach-nesting birds, extremely sensitive to human recreational activities. Persistence in their Eastern range depends upon alleviating poor breeding success. Birds Australia has commenced a project, funded by the Australian Government's Natural Heritage Trust via the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA, to address Hood From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


A Ballad of Eureka A Ballad of Eureka is a poem written by Victor Daley (1858 - 1905). Included on this site is history about the gold rush and other early information about Ballarat Victoria. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


PhD Scholarship: Developing Indicators of Groundwater Ecosystem Health Institute for Water and Environmental Resource Management, University of Technology, Sydney $25,000pa tax free (3 years) + research & travel. Groundwater ecosystems contain unique and largely unexplored invertebrate and microbial communities. Healthy groundwater ecosystems actively maintain the quality and flow of water in an aquifer, but groundwater contamination and extraction threatens their ability to provide these services. This project will develop tools to monitor the health of groundwater ecosystems. The outcomes will include a toolbox of robust and sensitive indicators, and appropriate benchmarks for assessing the condition of groundwater ecosystems. This project is funded b From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


International Effort for Disability Rights Progress is being made by the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee negotiating the text of a new international treaty to protect the rights of people with disability. Representatives of the disability sector and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission have been active members of the official Australian delegation which has participated in the Committee's discussion of issues such as the requirement for reasonable accommodation, education, legal capacity and guardianship and the recognition of those experiencing multiple disadvantages. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


IT Services - Let's Free IT Support Materials! UKOLN has a very interesting document making that case for releasing some specific documents under a Creative Commons licence. The documents in this case are those generated by the JISC-funded QA Focus project. They think that using the creative commons they can maximise take-up of project deliverables by allowing reuse and customisation. From StuartYeates's blog on February 8, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Biodiversity Hotspots Open the Hotspots Explorer here for an interactive world map scattered with dots representing biologically remarkable places on Earth, each of which is also threatened. Click any dot for a pop-up summary of the hotspot and a link to a page rich with text, images and links about the hotspot locale. These outstanding pages teach [...] From Golden Swamp on February 8, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Blackboard and WebCT given OK to merge The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the merger of Blackboard and WebCT. It looks like WebCT is to be phased out in favour of Blackboard. Anyone care to wager on the price trend of the new Blackboard products over the next five years? From StuartYeates's blog on February 8, 2006 at 1:08 p.m..


Orion's Star Colors From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 8, 2006 at 10:38 a.m..


Transfer Files Effortlessly From PC to PC With USB Gadget Connect two laptops together with this nifty USB gadget from Thinkgeek. Then drag and drop files between the 2. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 8, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


ChinesePod: Learn Mandarin Chinese Using Podcasts These audio (speaking and listening) lessons are between 10 and 20 minutes long. You can listen to them on your computer or subscribe to a podcast to automatically import the lessons into your iPod or other mp3 player. The audio files can also be downloaded onto your own computer for use when needed. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Invitation for Gifted Student Program in WA WA students entering Year 8 in 2007 are invited to apply for the elite Gifted and Talented program. Entry is competitive and only accepted on the enrolment form in the Department of Education and Training Gifted and Talented booklet. Applications close on 17 February 2006. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Apprenticeship & Traineeship Policy & Delivery Guidelines This document outlines guidelines for the establishment, registration and delivery of apprenticeships and traineeships in Western Australia. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


2006 Diversity Forum: Women in Leadership The Forum is a state-wide event to support the WA Department of Education and Training's Equity and Diversity Management Plan. In 2006 the Forum addresses the key focus areas of women in leadership. The idea of the Forum is to engage staff with current leadership trends, issues and initiatives, and consult with them about future directions for the Department. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Media Awareness Network Resources and support for teachers and parents interested in information literacy and young people. Includes information, lesson plans and research. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Department of Education and Training, WA - Women in Leadership The WiL virtual learning community website is an initiative of the Women in Leadership Strategy of Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. The website provides an online environment to bring together a professional learning community to support the representation of women in leadership positions across the Department. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:38 a.m..


Childhood Obesity Early Childhood Australia has provided links to resources, practical advice, parent guides and articles, on the issue of childhood obesity - including the risk factors, the causes, the consequences and prevention. Further information is also available on child health. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:38 a.m..


Active Children: Healthy Now and Later As an advocate for the rights of children, Early Childhood Australia supports and endorses the recently introduced government campaign aimed at combating childhood obesity. A publication aimed at encouraging active play and the love of movement is available. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Mary Bryant: A Study Guide Set in the late 1700s, Mary Bryant is a true-life epic of an extraordinary young woman and her fight for the freedom and dignity of her family in the penal colony of Botany Bay, on the open seas of the Pacific Ocean, in the fine homes of Timor, and in the courts of Georgian England. Mary Bryant will have relevance to students of Australian history, Cultural studies, Indigenous studies, Australian studies, Studies of Society and Environment, English, Drama and Media studies. The series is suitable for mature students from middle to senior secondary school, and at the tertiary education level.EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


eLearning Support for Formative Assessment (MarkTool) MarkTool has been developed for the marking of electronic copies of student assignments. It can be used both by the lecturer/teacher to mark student assignments and by students to provide self- and peer-assessment. MarkTool works with assignments in PDF format and stores the marking annotations in XML files. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Wikimania - International Wikimedia Conference Wikimania is both a scientific conference and a community event, bringing together the various Wikimedia projects. It's an opportunity for Wikipedians to meet each other, exchange ideas, and report on research and projects, as well as a chance for Wikipedians and the general public to meet and interact. Wikimania will also provide an opportunity to meet and talk with people at the forefront of the Wikimedia communities and wiki software development. As well as being a forum for research and ideas about the Wikimedia Foundation projects, Wikimania will bring together those interested in fr From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Paying for your studies (HELP loans) - Going to Uni An overview of Commonwealth Supported Places and how it relates to your eligibility for HECS-HELP. Also contains information on changes to HECS and PELS. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Publisher to Offer Book Content Online At a time when publishers are suing to prevent Google from putting excerpts of copyrighted books online, HarperCollins has started an advertiser-supported program that will offer a free look at the full text of selected works. Yahoo!News, 6 February 2006 From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Rabbit Proof Fence: Study Guide Rabbit-Proof Fence is a powerful film based on the true story and experiences of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly, Gracie and Daisy, who were forcibly taken from their families in Jigalong, Western Australia in 1931. From EdNA Online on February 8, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


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