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Australian Creative Resources Online This site is for people looking for audio, video, and still images that can be used freely and legally for creating digital art, education, or just for fun. ACRO is research centre in the University of Queensland Business School set up to study creativity in digital environments with a focus on the implications of broadband technologies. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Survey of Vocational and Technical Education (VTE): Participation, Triggers, Perceptions and Aspirations The report examines the perceptions of young people and of their parents regarding vocational and technical education (VTE) participation and the triggers that might lead to this participation. The study also explored perceptions of VTE participation, types and sources of information, education and employment aspirations, and important influences on study and career path decisions. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Measurement Framework for National Key Performance Measures The MCEETYA Taskforce on Performance Measurement and Reporting presents an annual update of A Measurement Framework for National Key Performance Measures. It sets out a basis for reporting progress towards the achievement of the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century by Australian school students drawing on the agreed definitions of Key Performance Measures. Priority areas are literacy, numeracy, science, information and communication technology, vocational education and training in schools, participation and attainment, civics and citizenship education. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Australian Readers' Challenge The Australian Readers Challenge (ARC) begins 1 March 2006. So far 176 schools have registered to participate in ARC. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Research Roadmap Sets Priorities The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) has now released the NCRIS Roadmap outlining the priority areas of the Australian Government's major research infrastructure investment over the next five years. The priority investment areas identified for 2006 include among others: evolving bimolecular platforms and informatics; optical and radio astronomy; integrated marine observing systems; and the structure and evolution of the Australian continent. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


David Cusick’s Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations (1828) This very early (if not the first) account of Native American history and myth, written and published in English by an Indian, is valuable on that score alone. This online electronic edition (in pdf format) was transcribed from digital images of the 1828 edition in the Library of Congress. No attempt has been made to correct or regularize spelling and punctuation or to standardize the language of the original; some typographical errors have been corrected, and these are listed in the notes. The history begins at the Creation, with the twin brothers Enigorio and Enigonhahetgea (the good spirit From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Egineers Edge This site contains lots of information on types of tools and parts that are used and can be made in the engineering field. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


HomeMadeTurbo Home made turbo is a forum/tech related site that explains the ground basics of forced induction technology, turbochargers, through various multimedia video articles and how-tos. It primarly focuses on four cylinder engines, but you can apply this knowledge to any other vehicle we also have the forums which people share and connect their knowledge of turbochargers with other people. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Praire Moon This is a site that shows us how to make many beverages. It explains in detailed directions on how to make anything from coffee to a carbonated soft drinks. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


NAFEMS NAFEMS is a vast engineering information website, dealing with analysis of engineering commputations. It is also a independent, non-profit, international membership association, and is run by the members of the engineering assocation. The scope of activities spans the original finite element methods, through CFD to optimization. As new areas and technology evloves, NAFEMS becomes more involved to create awareness and deliver appropriate education and training to upcoming engineering. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SAE International SAE is a online network of the entire engineering field, all who share ideas on advancing the engineering systems. It stores a pool of resources for standards devlopment and events, and technical information specializing in designing, building, maintaining and operating self-propelled vehicles for land use. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Honda-tech Honda-tech is a vast library of information about Honda's four cylinder engines. it stores information and technical articles on building honda engines from scratch, like the ever popular Civic, Integra, Prelude and many others in the Honda Autosport world. inforamation is shared in the forums, where many other Honda enthusists can ponder through each others ideas and suggestions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


The Constitutions of the Free-Masons (1734). An Online Electronic Edition. This is an online electronic edition of the the first Masonic book printed in America, which was produced in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1734, and was a reprint of a work by James Anderson (who is identified as the author in an appendix) printed in London in 1723. This is the seminal work of American Masonry, edited and published by one of the founding fathers, and of great importance to the development of colonial society and the formation of the Republic. The work contains a 40-page history of Masonry: from Adam to the reign of King George I, including, among others, Noah, Abraham, From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Photo Story Training Videos A series of twenty videos designed to help instructors use Microsoft’s free Photo Story program to create a variety of highly engaging slideshows with unique panning and zooming, original pictures, sound narration, and unique background music tracks. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


CHAGO PROBANDO From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Human Rights Information for Students A new human rights webpage for secondary students has now been launched by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. 'Information for Students' is an online education resource for secondary school students to help them gain an awareness and understanding of human rights; their origin and history, the development of international human rights norms and contemporary human rights issues in Australia. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Cezanne’s Astonishing Apples The Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently placed this delightful little Cezanne tutorial in the Explore and Learn collection of its website. Geared toward kids, Cezanne’s Astonishing Apples is a refreshing bite for painting insight for most anyone. Art apples, Cezanne, Metropolitan From Golden Swamp on February 28, 2006 at 3:30 p.m..


Microsoft goes public in EU dispute Bill Gates on an earlier entanglement with the law Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. There has been a great deal From StuartYeates's blog on February 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Google vs market analysts The Wall Street Journal is running an article about the way Google is facing down the stock market analysts. The company which is traditionally highly secretive about upcoming projects has a long history of not answering the analysts questions, but when it comes down to it, Google is under no obligation to supply the analysts with information. Personally I'd like to see more companies like Google focus less on their share price and more on the business the From StuartYeates's blog on February 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Laptop is Pretty in Pink for a Charitable Cause Ten percent of profits from Ergo Genesis S pink laptops will be forwarded to a breast cancer research charity. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 28, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


Concept Cartoons About Evolution These concept cartoons were developed by Dianne Anderson and Kathleen Fisher (2002) as prompts for eliciting discussion about ideas in evolution. They can also be used as assessment tools. The cartoons are best suited for college non-majors and pre-college classes. The incorrect statements in the cartoons are derived from common naive conceptions. They are useful to encourage classroom discussions about common misconceptions. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Assessing Student Engagement Rates The purposes of this overview are to (i) outline some key dimensions of student engagement based on an integrated review of relevant literature, and (ii) describe the various methods that have been used to assess engagement levels in empirical research studies. Specifically, the primary goal was to review approaches to assessing student engagement levels on a classwide basis, and to provide educators with a range of options for developing relevant assessment protocols within their own contexts. Chapman, Elaine (2003). Alternative approaches to assessing student engagement rates. Practical Asse From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


The Great Plant Escape From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


ConcepTests in Earth Science A collection of ConcepTest questions organized by content. Also, instructions on how to incorporate ConcepTests into your classroom. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Arctic Cat From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 28, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Open Source and Sustainability OSS Watch have announced the programme for their Open Source and Sustainability international conference, featuring such speakers as Glyn Moody, author of Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, Paul Everitt of StuartYeates's blog on February 28, 2006 at 7:03 a.m..


Open Source and Sustainability OSS Watch have announced the programme for their Open Source and Sustainability international conference, featuring such speakers as Glyn Moody, author of Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, Paul Everitt of StuartYeates's blog on February 28, 2006 at 5:50 a.m..


PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Program Workshop PASS is based on Supplemental Instruction, as operated by the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC). It is also sometimes known in Australia as PAL. These programs have been running successfully in some 28 countries around the world for over 30 years. The training accredits participants in all facets of running a PASS Program and training of the PASS Peer Leaders. If anyone is interested in implementing a PASS Program, gaining extra skills or is involved with an existing program and has not received formal training, this is a chance to receive official accreditation. University of Wollon From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 2:22 a.m..


Managing Digital Assets in Higher Education: An Overview of Strategic Issues An article by by Donald J. Waters, Program Officer, Scholarly Communications, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, published in the latest ARL Bimonthly Report. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 2:22 a.m..


Study of Environments to Support e-Learning This study, based on the 2003 study 'Managed Learning Activity in Further and Higher Education in the UK,' has been undertaken to update the picture of issues of integration of business processes, services and systems in support of learning and teaching within UK Further and Higher Education institutions. The study was completed by JISC and UCISA from a consortium of research organisations led by the Social Informatics Research Unit at the University of Brighton, and was overseen by a Reference Group with key sector representatives. The final report can be downloaded in Word or PDF f From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium Theme: Old Text / Nu Txt: Writing for a Change. The symposium will be of interest to those working and teaching in the fields of academic writing, writing across the curriculum, ESOL, creative writing, and writing support. Submission of papers by 1 May 2006. From EdNA Online on February 28, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Download Teachers Report Assistant Free teachers report assessment tool provides teachers with assessment text ideas and an easy way to compile a set of comments. From EdNA Online on February 27, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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