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Elnet Industry Evening: Turning Point - Next Generation Learning Delivery For the first E-learning Network (ElNet) event for 2006, Grame Barty, founder and Managing Director of HarvestRoad, will talk about the next generation of services in e-learning and what is shaping this 'turning point' in the education and training environment. Locations: Sydney [live event] Venue Plus, Ground Floor, 619 Pacific Highway, St Leonards Melbourne [web cast gathering] WebEx, Level 50, 101 Collins St, Melbourne Brisbane [web cast gathering] AIM Management House, Cnr Boundary and Rosa Streets, Spring Hill Online Centra virtual conference, login details upon registration.EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Vittachi International Conference: Rethinking Educational Change Guerrand-Herm�s Foundation for Peace and Al Akhawayn University have come together to organise an international conference entitled 'Rethinking Educational Change' exploring the key question: How do our educational institutions need to change in order for learning to become genuinely transformational? Themes for exploration include: Educational Change, Personal Transformation, Identifying Educational Values and Ideals, and Diagnosis of Institutions and Processes. From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


EU Commission Eyes MIT-style Research Powerhouse The European Union will get its own research hub, in an attempt to compete with the US' MIT and emerging academic powerhouses in China and India. Proposals are due to be presented today for a centrally funded and administrated body, with up to 1bn euro budget. The announcement from the commission addressed whether the European Institute of Technology (EIT) should be a physical place, or a collaboration between existing universities. Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said EIT will: 'Act as a pole of attraction for the very best minds, ideas and companies from around the world.& From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


International Acclaim for Monash Business School EQUIS have awarded Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics with International Business School accrediation. From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


ICTEV & ACCE Teacher of The Year Award Chritine Trimnell or Narre Warren North Primary School is the 2006 winner of the ICT In Education Victoria (ICTEV) and Australian council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Teacher of the Year. From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Information Literacy Exploratorium This online information literacy collection includes a variety of research-oriented handouts and student learning activities to help create vibrant lifelong learners. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Your Personality This site provides a number of on-line personality and close relationships tests, experiments, and demonstrations that you can take to learn more about your self and the way you relate to others. Each test is designed to provide you with customized feedback based on your responses. Participation is free, informative, and fun! From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


RES 500 OL - Research Strategies A one credit graduate level interactive course in information research skills. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Another Yacapaca milestone It wasn't that long ago that we would celebrate in the Chalkface office if a real teacher had been on Yacapaca that day. It felt hugely validating that someone had wanted to use our litte system to run some tests with a class of perhaps 30 students. Recently it's been a bit busier. A good weekday would see teacher numbers climbing towards 50 - that's 1500 students or so - or even peaking a little higher than that. I started to hope we would see the 100 milestone soon. And today, something shifted. Perhaps because of last night's email, perhaps because of From Chalkface: Blog on February 22, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Mac Attack! - Worms Target OS X The leap-A worm, and Inqtana series of worms have just been discovered. Is your Mac safe? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 22, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


A Short Introduction to Operating Systems Compiled in 2002, this introductory text outlines the key concepts of an operating system, covering hardware, software, memory, and storage issues. Aspects of single-task, multi-tasking and multi-user operating systems are discussed, as are processes and threads, network services and protocols, TCP/IP networks, and security considerations. Available as a PDF file, the publication is based on a series of lecture notes authored by Professor Burgess at University College Oslo's Faculty of Engineering. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 22, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Public sector catches wikimania The Guardian is running an article about the rise of wikis in the public sector in the UK. It starts off with Wikipedia (since it's the best known wiki, but based outside the UK) and then covers UK wikis such as ours at http://wiki.oss-watch.ac.uk/. ... An example of both was opened in October by Open Source Software Watch (OSS-Watch), set up by the Joint Information Syst From StuartYeates's blog on February 22, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


Death by Powerpoint Resource Kit This narrated site gives tips on making your presentation slides interactive and engaging for users. Best practices for frequent users of ppt From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 22, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Global Earth history that is phanerozoic The globes above are from a phanerozoic page on the website of Northern Arizona University geology professor Ron Blakey. Phanerozoic, I learned today, means, quoting Webster’s dictionary: of a geologic eon : of or relating to the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras taken together — compare CRYPTOZOIC (which means: of a geologic eon : prior [...] From Golden Swamp on February 22, 2006 at 7:20 a.m..


Open Source and Trading Standards Gervase Markham has a great article in Times on his interaction with a Trading Standards officer about Mozilla (Markham handles licensing issues for the Mozilla Foundation). "I can't believe that your company would allow people to make money from something that you allow people to have free access to. Is this really the case?" she asked. "If Mozilla permit the sale of copied versions of its software, it make From StuartYeates's blog on February 22, 2006 at 6:07 a.m..


UNICEF News Feeds UNICEF news feeds use �Really Simple Syndication� (RSS) technology as a way of keeping the community up-to-date with the latest UNICEF website content and global issues. From Recent Items on February 22, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


iEARN Australia iEARN, the International Education and Resource Network in Australia, is a global network dedicated to bringing youth together through collaborative project work for the benefit of the planet. It makes use of ICT for educational and socially beneficial ends. It is a not-for-profit organisation with members in more than 90 countries. From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 2:14 a.m..


St Saviour's College St Saviour's College is a secondary Catholic day and boarding school for young women (Years 8 to 12) in Toowoomba City, Queensland. Established in 1873, the school community remembers and esteems the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and the work of founder, Catherine McAuley, whose vision was to teach girls their value and worth. From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Perceptions of the Prevalence and Seriousness of Academic Dishonesty in Australian Universities Academic dishonesty is a fundamental issue for the academic integrity of higher education institutions, and one that has lately been gaining increasing media attention. This study reports on a survey of 1206 students and 190 academic staff across four major Queensland universities in relation to student academic misconduct. The aim of the survey was to determine the prevalence of academic misconduct, and to investigate the extent to which perceptions of dishonesty are shared between students and staff, as preliminary steps toward developing effective strategies to deal with the academic dishon From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


13th International iEARN World Conference and Youth Summit This conference is hosted by iEARN-Netherlands. The conference invites iEARN Teachers and field experts to present, elaborate and discuss new and existing concepts and their effects on student learning and competencies. In addition, to enable teachers and classes who have tried out 'new ways of learning' to share their knowledge. The Youth Summit enables 100-150 young people from 40-50 countries to work together on global issues. The focus for this year is 'Millennium Development Goals'. From EdNA Online on February 22, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Are Parents Robbing Their Children of the Joys of Childhood? Are well meaning parents robbing their children of the joys of childhood? 80% of voters in a poll developed by the Australian Scholarship Group believe parents are scheduling too many activities for their children. From EdNA Online on February 21, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


RMIT Learning Skills Unit - Learning Lab Developed by RMIT University's Learning Skills Unit in association with the Educational Media and Student Services Groups, learning lab was designed to develop students' general academic study skills. Students can Improve their general academic study, writing and maths skills through the interactive tutorials and printable handouts. They can also access email assistance and information about RMIT's campus services. From EdNA Online on February 21, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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