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Squeet Email RSS Reader Squeet is a web tool that allows users to subscribe to RSS feeds and have them delivered via email to their existing email account. Squeet is an alternative that does not require users to install any application or to regularly visit a web site to check for new content. It uses less bandwidth than regular RSS checks, and allows users to schedule the delivery of RSS content, and also to search it. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Australian Aid: Approaches to Microfinance and Enterprise Development This report provides examples of approaches to microfinance and development adopted in AusAID-funded activities that have been successful or innovative in a country or regional context. Projects from Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are presented briefly. From Recent Items on March 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award 2006 The Australian School Library Association and Pledger Consulting Pty Ltd request nominations for the Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award 2006. Nominations are due Friday 30th June, 2006. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Mozart 2006 Austria's Official Website Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the most famous Austrian of all time. 2006 marks the 250th anniversary of his birth and Austria honors her musical genius with a rich and varied calendar of events. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Australian Service for Knowledge of Open Source Software (ASK-OSS) ASK-OSS provides a national focal point for advice, management, governance, storage and dissemination of Open Source Software (OSS) for research and higher education. ASK-OSS provides unbiased, pragmatic guidance on: selection of appropriate OSS for research; choosing appropriate OSS licenses; management/governance for OSS development; and storage and community development of OSS. ASK-OSS is a Department of Education, Science and Training funded initiative as part of the MERRI round of SII under the Backing Australia's Ability initiative. ASK-OSS supports research and education partners i From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Spelling Differences Between British and American English For teachers of English, this is a simple web site where you find the differences between American and British spelling. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Care Plans A site especially useful for Nursing Students who ar still learning how to write out accurate Car Plans for their patients. This site offers varied conditions accompanied with Nursing Care Plans. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Biology Lessons, San Diego State University Sixteen biology lessons designed for prospective elementary school teachers; also used in middle and high school classes. Use simple materials and contain many questions to prompt student thinking & understanding. Teacher's guides available. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


The Saguaro Seminar - evaluation of organizations and social capital This guide is intended to equip you with the tools you need to measure the impact of your program on your community, improve the effectiveness of services delivered, and enable you to claim credit for the community benefits that your organization is creating. The Saguaro Seminar has been undertaking various activities in the realm of measurement, and they provide a (1) Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, and (2) Social Capital Short-Form that has 5-10 minutes of questions. The central premise of social capital is that social networks have value. Social capital refers to the collective v From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


W.K.Kellogg’s Program Evaluation Handbook The premise of this handbook is that evaluation should be conducted not only to demonstrate that a project worked, but also to improve the way it works. An evaluation approach should be rigorous in its efforts to determine the worth of a program and to guide program implementation and management, as well as relevant and useful to program practitioners. Although evaluation is useful to document impact and demonstrate accountability, it should also lead to more effective programs, greater learning opportunities, and better knowledge of what works. This Evaluation Handbook is designed to encourag From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Academic Exchange Quarterly - Service Learning Service-learning, a community-based approach to teaching and learning, provides opportunities for students to discover linkages between theory and practice in authentic settings. Educational research and practice have provided numerous examples of service-learning as a tool for ‘expanding the walls’ of the traditional classroom, providing opportunities for active and cooperative learning, interdisciplinary projects, and multicultural experiences grounded in local community issues that enliven the teaching/learning processes. Many of the studies on student outcomes indicate that the combinati From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Fedora The Fedora open source software is available for download here. It is a general purpose repository system for managing and delivering digital content. Documentation provided includes information sheets, white papers, technical documentation and tutorials. FAQs, mailing lists, and tools developed by Fedora community members are included. Publications and presentations by Fedora project members and a list of community members are also provided. From EEVL New Learning Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Netty's New World Australia's Netty's World, NetAlert's interactive early learning internet safety educational program for children and their parents, was relaunched in February 2006. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


IADIS e-Learning 2006 Conference (part of the IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2006) The conference will address the always evolving reality of e-Learning and also distance education systems supported by the new Information and Communication Technologies. Deadline for submissions: 18 March 2006. The conference is virtually located. This means that you can access it at any place - you will simply need a computer with Internet connection. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Vaudeville Nation These handsome young men are the Marx Brothers, shown in an image from the collection of the New York Public Library — from the time when their gig was Vaudeville. The online exhibit here titled Vaudeville Nation is an example of the superb work done by the NYPL in bringing its grand collection into the [...] From Golden Swamp on March 7, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


SuperSite About Information on Windows Products The latest information on Office and OS From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


WorldNetDaily WorldNetDaily.com is an independent newssite created to capitalize on new media technology, to reinvigorate and revitalize the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty, an exponent of truth and justice, an uncompromising disseminator of news. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Slashdot Slasdot is a community driven technology news site. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Office 2007 Information about Word and Excel 2007 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 7, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


CNET accuses Apple of over-hyping product launch CNET has accused Apple of over hyping their recent product launch. CNET is right to be upset, but the culprit is not apple. Apple has a legal obligation to make money, and part of that involves advertising and promotional work. The fact that CNET uncritically swallowed the press releases and media bulletins whole and unchallenged is surely CNETs fault and not Apples? From StuartYeates's blog on March 7, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Connecting Mathematics: Maths Thesaurus This maths thesaurus site contains brief explanations of mathematical terms and ideas in English, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish and Slovak, and also maps connections between mathematical concepts. There is a thesaurus.maths.org user and editor community, and both the content and the code of the site are available under open source licences. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Health and Ageing Thesaurus The Health and Ageing Thesaurus is a list of subject terms covering concepts of interest to the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing. It is a tool which assists consistency and subject retrieval of health and ageing concepts and is a basis for common terminology across the Department. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Information Literacy for All Final report of the High-Level Colloquium on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, 6-9 November 2005. The report argues that the existence of information holds little to no value to people who do not even know what information they need, much less whether it exists or not, or how to locate, evaluate and effectively use it. The report makes a strong case that information literacy is part of the basic right to lifelong learning, and that it is far more than a library or education issue. The report acknowledges that Information Literac From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Science & Innovation - Policy, Issues and Reviews From DEST, this site contains current policy and issues relating to science and innovation including international science linkages, the national research priorities, radioactive waste management, marine science, the framework for research quality, science and innovation awareness and analysis, commercialisation and the Backing Australia's Ability package. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Good Practice in Australian Physiotherapy Education The website has been funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education with the aim of enhancing Australian physiotherapy education. It includes: ideas about learning outcomes and how outcomes drive curriculum development, examples of good practice in physiotherapy teaching from Australian universities, a selection of journal abstracts relating to physiotherapy education, a report of the Australian project on learning outcomes and curriculum development, and links. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Indigenous education - Policy, Issues and Reviews From DEST this site contains current policy and issues relating to indigenous education including the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy, and further improving educational outcomes for Indigenous people. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Flying the Flag for Mainstream Australia In Griffith REVIEW 11, Getting Smart: The Battle for Ideas in Education, Anna Clark explores the ‘values’ debate in the teaching of history and the emergence of values in education policy and funding. She argues that it is not the teaching of values to Australian children that is intrinsically problematic but how these values have been used politically to bolster an interpretation of Australian identity that is at once universal and exclusive. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


International Education - Policy, Issues and Reviews From DEST, this page contains current policy and issues relating to international education including additional promotion and presence in overseas markets, quality assurance in onshore and offshore higher education, scholarships for high achieving students, international centres for excellence, a national centre for language training and the annual registration charge. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Research - Policy, Issues and Reviews From DEST, this page contains current policy and issues relating to research include research quality, national research priorities, commercialisation, the infrastructure of national collaborative research, and the Backing Australia's Ability package. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Digital Universe A network of interlinked web portals developed in collaboration with subject matter experts and the general public. Organizations involved include: National Council for Science and the Environment, World Resources Institute, National Library of Medicine, Boston University, University of California at Berkeley, American Museum of Natural History, United Nations Environment Programme, ESRI, NatureServe, Humane Society of the United States, and Society for Conservation Biology. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


2nd International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics: SOIC '06 The conference will provide a forum for disciplinary and interdisciplinary communications, where researchers (in Social and Natural Sciences, as well as in Engineering), intellectuals, policy/decision makers and Consultants would share the results of their research, studies and thoughts, with regards to societies and private/public organizations in the context of the Information Age. Submissions by 28 March 2006 From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


India: a Priority for Australian University Research Partnerships Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and Chair of the Group of Eight - Australia's leading universities - is visiting India with the Australian Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, from 6-8 March 2006. In New Delhi, Professor Davis will attend a business forum with Indian business leaders and will also meet with Professor V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Acting Chairman of the Indian University Grants Commission. Professor Davis will visit the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and meet with the South Indian Business Leaders Forum while in Chennai, and w From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Townsville Career One Expo This event provides prospective students, parents and anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career, the chance to meet with expert advisors to find out the latest information on further studies, training and career pathways. Representatives from Universities (local and interstate), TAFE, Defence Forces, Private Education Colleges, student support services, employers, apprenticeships and traineeships providers and government agencies will be available. Visit the website www.careersevent.com for more details. Admission is free From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Toowoomba Chronicle Careers Expo This event provides prospective students, parents and anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career, the chance to meet with expert advisors to find out the latest information on further studies, training and career pathways. Representatives from Universities (local and interstate), TAFE, Defence Forces, Private Education Colleges, student support services, employers, apprenticeships and traineeships providers and government agencies will be available. Visit the website www.careersevent.com for more details. Admission is free. From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Sunshine Coast Careers Expo This event provides prospective students, parents and anyone interested in starting, changing or upgrading their career, the chance to meet with expert advisors to find out the latest information on further studies, training and career pathways. Representatives from Universities (local and interstate), TAFE, Defence Forces, Private Education Colleges, student support services, employers, apprenticeships and traineeships providers and government agencies will be available. Visit the website www.careersevent.com for more details. Admission is free! From EdNA Online on March 7, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Integrating Digital Content into the Classroom This article links to a survey on digital materials and there use within a learning context. From EdNA Online on March 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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