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JISC Sends Guidance on Open Source Software to All Colleges and Universities JISC issued a briefing paper to all colleges and universities in the UK to raise awareness of the issue of open source software. With almost every further and higher education institution in the UK making using of open source software, and with the European Commission and the UK Government giving their support to its development and deployment, it has become a central issue for institutional management of IT systems and services in education. ‘Open source’ refers to software whose source code is openly available to be modified by end-users, in contrast to proprietary software. While such s From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Open Source Software Briefing Paper (JISC) This briefing paper describes what the term 'open source' means; what the most common licences are; what the impact is on education and where you can get more information. From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour This tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it. There are 16 interactive slides. Developed by the Alzheimer's Association, USA. From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Wireless Australia Summit 2006 This summit takes a high-level, strategic look at the ways that wireless technology is used in business. Presentations are given by CIOs and IT/Network Managers responsible for managing WLANs and mobile workforces, as well as telco's, service providers, integrators, hotspot operators, financiers and those developing market leading technology. Enterprise case studies(local and international) as well as panel discussions are included. From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Effective Practice with e-Learning The guide� is built around a sequence of ten case studies illustrating practitioners� solutions to day-to-day challenges. From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Criminal Justice Policy Foundation This foundation provides information about impact of drug policy in America. It also provides information regarding policy formulation and discussion on drugs, sentencing, clemency, policing and crime. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics This on line sourcebook provides comprehensive information concerning criminal justice system characteristics, public opinion, crime, victims arrests, seizures, courts, prosecution, sentencing parole, jails, prisons, and the death penalty . From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


2005 National Gang Threat Assessment This 74 page report details comprehensive gang threat assessment information collected from throughout the United States for the 2005 calendar year by the NAGIA. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Death Penalty Information Center This site presents comprehensive information regarding the death penalty, indiviudal state laws concerning the death penalty, an execution database, tools to review different aspects of the death penalty, resources, issues surrounding, and facts about the death penalty. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Wilderness Survival Information and training on outdoor survival. Includes climate specific techniques ranging from tropical to cold weather and even on the sea. The details involve instruction on obtaining food and water and knowing which plants and animals to use and which to avoid. Best viewed at 1024X768 resolution. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Student Databases and Higher Order Thinking This 2004 research report by Rene Wavell, Dernancourt PS, investigates the question: Can student design and use of databases enrich and enhance their research process and support higher order thinking skills? The use of databases has given students a real insight into the many facets of research. Their ownership of the design of the database played an important part in their desire to discover information. From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


BELTS or Braces? Is BELTS able to Support a Constructivist e-learning Environment for Students This research paper by Jackie Miers, Magill PS, argues that the e-learning context in terms of a learning management system or a suite of elearning tools that students use as a starting point for their e-learning is just as critical as their access to good e-learning content. It examines what qualities an e-learning environment needs to have to support constructivist learning and then explores how constructivist pedagogy may be facilitated in this environment, in terms of the types of learning resources activities and supports that it makes available. BELTS, which is a very simple learning man From EdNA Online on February 26, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


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