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Griffith Review This quarterly publication, published by Griffith University, fosters and informs public debate on current issues. Each issue of is devoted to a topical theme and includes a range of essays, analysis, reportage, memoir, history, fiction, poetry, photography and art. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 10:40 p.m..


Embedding Science and Technology Education into Students' Lifestyles and Technology Choices Learning experiences of the future will be multi-sensory, engage technologies and significant computational power continuously and invisibly, and will be completely engaging. The emergence of highly cross-disciplinary fields like nanoscale science and technology, bioinformatics, and cyberinfrastructure sciences has brought into sharp relief the need to transcend computational, perceptual, and imagination walls in order to educate future generations of students. There have been repeated calls in various national reports for the need to bridge discovery and learning in non-trivial ways. In order From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Designing Nanocomposite Materials for Solid-State Energ Conversion New materials will be necessary to break through today’s performance envelopes for solid-state energy conversion devices ranging from LED-based solid-state white lamps to thermoelectric devices for solid-state refrigeration and electric power generation. The combination of recent materials advances and development of practical “bottom-up” nanofabrication methods offers to provide the degrees of freedom necessary to design practical nanocomposite-based devices that can eclipse the performance of conventional thin-film or bulk devices. Relaxation of elastic mismatch strain at free surfaces in From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation Computer simulation is now an essential tool for semiconductor process and device research and development, but to use a simulation tool intelligently, one must know what's "under the hood." This talk is a tutorial introduction designed for someone using semiconductor device simulation for the first time. After reviewing the semiconductor equations, I will briefly describe how one solves them "exactly" on a computer. I'll then discuss an example device simulation program and conclude with some thoughts about how to effectively use simulation in practice. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Nano-Scale Device Simulation Using PROPHET-Part II: PDE Systems These two lectures are aimed to give a practical guide to the use of a general device simulator (PROPHET) available on nanoHUB. PROPHET is a partial differential equation (PDE) solver that offers users the flexibility of integrating new models and equations for their nano-device simulations. The first lecture covers the basics of PROPHET, including the set-up of simulation structures and parameters based on pre-defined PDE systems. The second lecture uses examples to illustrate how to build user-defined PDE systems in PROPHET. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Nano-Scale Device Simulation Using PROPHET-Part I: Basics These two lectures are aimed to give a practical guide to the use of a general device simulator (PROPHET) available on nanoHUB. PROPHET is a partial differential equation (PDE) solver that offers users the flexibility of integrating new models and equations for their nano-device simulations. The first lecture covers the basics of PROPHET, including the set-up of simulation structures and parameters based on pre-defined PDE systems. The second lecture uses examples to illustrate how to build user-defined PDE systems in PROPHET. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Optimization of Transistor Design for Carbon Nanotubes We have developed a self-consistent atomistic simulator for CNTFETs. Using the simulator, we show that a recently reported high-performance CNTFET delivers a near ballistic on-current. The off-state, however, is significantly degraded because the CNTFET operates like a non-conventional Schottky barrier transistor. Design optimization for significantly improving the off-state is explored. We have also assessed how the CNTFET compares to the state-of-the-art Si MOSFET and the potential of CNTFETs for high-frequency applications. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


A 3D Quantum Simulation of Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors As the device size of the conventional planar metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) shrinks into the deep sub micron regime, the device performance significantly degrades mainly due to the short-channel effect. The silicon nanowire field-effect transistor (SNWFET) is considered as an attractive alternative to the planar MOSFET, because its enhanced gate control offers many advantages. In this work, the device characteristics of SNWFET have been investigated by solving the three-dimensional (3D) Poisson equation and the quantum ballistic transport equation self-consistently From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Hierarchical Physical Models for Analysis of Electrostatic Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) This talk will introduce hierarchical physical models and efficient computational techniques for coupled analysis of electrical, mechanical and van der Waals energy domains encountered in NEMS. Numerical results will be presented for several silicon nanoelectromechanical switches to understand the static electromechanical pull-in behavior. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Quantm Corrections for Monte Carlo Simulation Size quantization is an important effect in modern scaled devices. Due to the cost and limitations of available full quantum approaches, it is appealing to extend semi-classical simulators by adding corrections for size quantization. Monte Carlo particle simulators are good candidates, because a quantum correction potential may simply be added to the standard solution for Poisson equation, with minimal changes in the algorithms. This talk will review and compare the various approaches available for quantum corrections in Monte Carlo simulation. Representative results will include MOS capacitor From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


VolQD: Graphics Hardware Accelerated Interactive Visual Analytics of Multi-Million Atom Nanoelectronics Simulations From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Peach Institute This Registered Training Organisation, based in Queensland, provides weekend and correspondence courses for builders. The site includes course information as well as books for sale and further links and tips relating to the building industry. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 8:39 p.m..


More Bytes for Girls in IT Swinburne University is running a program to motivate girls into using IT and multimedia in schools. The unique program: More bytes: Girls in IT, aims to engage a diverse group of girls from Year 8 to 10 in IT and multimedia by giving them the chance to network and build their story of girls' culture using technology. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


PhD Scholarship: Remote Sensing of Vineyard Variability: Quantifying the Effect of Longwall Mining on Vineyard Production Beltana Highwall Mining $24K pa University of New England. The School of Human and Environmental Studies (UNE) is seeking a suitably qualified PhD candidate to undertake research on the effects of undermining on vineyard production. The successful candidate will have access to the latest in airborne and satellite remote sensing and GPS-equipped field instrumentation. Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in remote sensing and GIS and hold a Class 1 or 2A honours (or equivalent) degree in a discipline such as geographic information science, science, agriculture (including viticulture), geography, environment From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


.edu.au Internet Domain Review of Major Policies 2006 Submissions are being sought on a review of future operation, application, and administration issues affecting the .edu.au domain. A discussion paper covering a number of major policy issues is s available for download. The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2006. The .edu.au Domain is managed on behalf of the Australian education sector by the Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC). From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Adelaide Nautical College Adelaide Nautical College Inc. is a Not-for-Profit College established to promote competency training for everyone who wants to go boating. ANC welcomes everyone who wants to develop boating competency, offering training opportunities and social events to help make boating more comfortable and enjoyable as a recreational activity. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 15/02 Flaw in Microsoft Update patches may require revisiting February update Microsoft has reported a problem with one of its security patches released Tuesday that requires some users to take additional steps to ensure it installs properly ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 15, 2006 at 6:25 p.m..


Hey Teacher! - Leave Them Laptops Alone! 400 Apple iBooks used by students have been confiscated by teachers at a school in Maine. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 15, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Top Dog When we first introduced the Avatar template in Yacapaca, we only had one avatar, Bobo. Since then, he's been joined by 14 friends - some human, some not, some ... indeterminate. Bobo, having a head start, was the most popular - until yesterday. Now we have a new number one! It can be exclusively revealed right here on Radio Chalkface that Britain's Number One avatar is ..... [naff jingle] ...... Amber! From Chalkface: Blog on February 15, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Setting an open content / Creative Commons licence for your flickr images Select a default license for your photos Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. flick From StuartYeates's blog on February 15, 2006 at 11:46 a.m..


Values Education (CMIS) Resources for values education, including teacher resources and fiction for Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Early Adolescence and Late Adolescence for values of: Courage, Honesty, Hope, Perseverance, Resilience, Respect for Others, Self-perception and Tolerance. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Helping Young People to Learn at Their Own Pace in a Rural Area with Moodle The DfES in the UK has published a short but sweet case study of the use of moodle in distance education in a rural area. All students completed the course ahead of schedule. The progress of the whole group was three weeks quicker than normal, with one student completing the Process Plant Operations course six weeks ahead of schedule. However, trials would need to be conducted with a larger group to determine whether outcomes could be systematically reproduced. From StuartYeates's blog on February 15, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Tutorials - Pixel2life.com Tutorial Search Engine Pixel2life is a tutorial search engine catering to students of graphic designer and programming. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


St. Williams School A great example of teachers and students using blogs to improve their computer and language skills. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Conform 2 Scorm A portal and a directory listing service that provides access to the latest Sharable Content Object Reference Model ( SCORM ) products, services, and resources. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


ttn: The Total News ttn is a weekly news program aimed at Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Students. Upcoming stories and activities include the Winter Olympic sport, Curling, Drug Trafficking and Anti Bullying Campaign. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


fIRST for Improving Research Supervision and Training fIRST provides resources that help universities and individual supervisors improve the quality of their postgraduate research education. fIRST's resources include: on-line activities that individuals can use to develop their expertise as postgraduate research student supervisors; materials and instructions for providing face-to-face staff development workshops; and tools, case studies, a bibliography and links to other relevant web sites. fIRST was created by a consortium of Australian and New Zealand universities aiming to review and share existing supervision development resources and d From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


ReadWriteThink: Lesson Plan: Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach In a genre study, students have the opportunity to expand their models of effective writing while identifying the writer's craft often used within the different genres. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


2006 MIT Information Technology Conference - Next Generation Computing and Wireless Networks The MIT IT Conference will present research from MIT laboratories that will define future directions in IT and networks - technologies that will impact industry, commerce and the way we live. Talks and demonstrations will include secure access to information, new intelligent interfaces, wired and wireless high-performance networks, very large-scale distributed computing, tools for reliability of large systems, managing IT resources, deriving value from IT investments, and new applications that will drive the technologies on the horizon. From EdNA Online on February 15, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


See the Real World: Travel, Aid, Change This free AusAID and Lonely Planet book offers insights into travel destinations with examples of AusAID case studies for each destination. See the Real World provides a picture of where Australian Government aid goes and the impact it makes on people's lives. It is a free publication, including free delivery to addresses within Australia in 2006. From Global Education on February 15, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Teachit's English Teaching Resources: Genre A free online library of resources for English Teachers with lesson plans and ideas about poetry, prose, drama, media & non fiction, and different genres. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Harry Potter: A Link to the Fantasy Genre A look at the fantasy genre using Harry Potter series as a guide. This curriculum unit discusses the importance of the Harry Potter books and movies with students and gets them to critically think about the genre. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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