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Queensland Skills Plan This plan outlines a policy framework to match the supply of skilled labour to industry's needs and the economy's demands. It sets out 24 actions the Queensland Government will take to implement these policies. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Smart Investment: Queensland Training and Employment Priorities 2005-2006 This document outlines the Queensland Government's training and employment investment priorities. It covers investing in skilling for economic development, employability of key population groups and the capacity of regional Queensland. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Big Science Online Rio Tinto Big Science Online is a collection of interactive questions designed for educators and students in years 7 & 8. These are integrated with responsive images and activities for the classroom, the student’s home or online. There is also links to existing web sites with more resources and games. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


The Mixxer, language exchanges via Skype The Mixxer is a free educational site hosted by Dickinson College for language learners and teachers to find a language exchange via the free voice over IP phone program Skype. Students can find a partner individually, or teachers can pair their students with an entire class. The students then call each other for free using Skype giving each side the chance to practice with a native speaker. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Economics Interactive Tutorials The Economics Interactive tutorials website provides visual representation and allows for interaction of important economic theories. The field of economics is a very visual science with graphs and charts used extensively. This website does the field of economics justice by incorporating graphs and charts into each of its thirteen tutorials. Each tutorial follows the same template – it starts out providing information and then will ask a question to gauge the user’s grasp of the information just taught. If a user answers incorrectly then he/she must reread the material. This style is followe From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Determinant Tic-Tac-Toe In this two-player game, players take turns assigning a value to one of the entries in a three by three matrix. Player N can select any free entry and give it a value of 1, while Player S can assign any entry the value 0. Player S wins if the matrix becomes singular; i. e. have a zero determinant. Otherwise, Player N wins. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Ortografía interactiva An interactive tutorial site for improving spelling skills. An excellent source for bilingual or Spanish for heritage speaker courses. Although the site does not include auditory practice for the sounds, the practice drills are also helpful in developing phonemic awareness (sound/symbol associations) or related expansion activities for dyslexic learners. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Australia and India Unite Through Research Programme The Prime Minister's announcement to establish a new $25 million bilateral research programme with India and new Endeavour fellowships has been welcomed by the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. "The establishment of the $20 million Australia-India Strategic Research Fund will increase significantly Australia's science and technology engagement with India, and will promote multi-disciplinary research collaboration between the two countries," Ms Bishop said. Ministerial Media release, 10 March 2006 From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 8:05 p.m..


Drug and Alcohol Issues: An Agenda for Workforce Development in NSW This publication outlines the goals and priority areas for the diverse workforce involved in preventing and minimising drug and alcohol problems. It covers workforce planning, workforce learning, workforce structures and processes and workforce effectiveness. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 8:05 p.m..


SC: 09/03 Microsoft to issue system and MS Office security patches next week As part of its monthly patching cycle, Microsoft plans to release on Tuesday two security bulletins with fixes for flaws in Office and Windows; the alert for MS Office is deemed "critical," Microsoft's highest risk rating, the company said in a notice posted on its Web site on Thursday ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 9, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


Chemistry Animations The page here from Colby College lists 16 tutoring animations for organic chemistry. The illustration is from the very lively (and noisy) Mass Spectrometry tutorial. Basic chemical ideas literally bounce around these pages, and readily jump out at an inquiring mind. Chemistry animations, chemisty, organic, spectrometry From Golden Swamp on March 9, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


GTK+ 2.0 Tutorial GTK, or the GIMP toolkit, is a library for creating graphical user interfaces. This is a tutorial on how to use GTK through its C interface. A good understanding of C and how to create C programs is assumed. It would be a benefit for the user to have previous X programming experience, but is not necessary. Topics covered include theory of signals and callbacks, data types, signal handlers, and widgets. A selection of code examples is given. From EEVL New Learning Materials on March 9, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


msdn This website provides excellent help for those with questions pertaining to Microsoft Office, Visual Basic, C++, Visual Studio, and many more Microsoft software. It has a very useful Library where you can search for whatever you’re looking for. Not only does it help answer questions, but it also can link you to very useful downloads, job opportunities, other helpful websites, and Microsoft software you can buy. When you become a subscriber, you’re privileged with “first to know” up-to date information and upgrades in Microsoft. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Manufacturing is Cool This websites main goal is to provide kids who are interested in know what Manufacturing is all about. Not only does the website provide information on what Manufacturing is, but also provides links to other helpful resources like books, videos, other websites, colleges across the state that provide manufacturing, and quizzes “to test your knowledge.” It also offers summer camps that let the kids get involved so they can see what engineering is like in a fun way. This website doesn’t only have helpful tools and information just for students, but also for parents, teachers, guidance counselo From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Society of Manufacturing Engineers As the worlds leading resource for information on manufacturing, you’re sure to get your money’s worth from this organization if you’re serious about it. It helps you understand the value of manufacturing in the world we live in today, and how it affects all of the industries that run our countries. Its main goal is to introduce upcoming students to what the field of engineering has to offer. Their library is a very useful tool in which a live librarian can assist helping you find the answers to all the tough questions you might have. Not only does it help you research topics, but also for From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


whtie house 5. The White house website (http://www.whitehouse.gov) is a site for various political issue such as education and national security. It also has new for current events and press briefing, and major speeches. It is the place for the latest and past new concerning the United States. A person can learn about all the past presidents and the first ladies. It can take you to the traditional white house events such as the annual Easter egg roll. There is not cost to the site and it is fun for all ages especially the high school students who are doing projects for their US history class. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Smithsonian Institution From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Tech on the Net This helpful website is made to help all levels of programmers who have questions dealing with Microsoft Access and Excel, Linux, UNIX, Novell, SQL, Oracle/PLSQL, and Groupwise. It’s broken down into corresponding topics under each program, making it easy to look for what you need. Its descriptions are not only easy to understand but also contain pictures to help explain what they’re trying to explain. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on March 9, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Education for the Whole Person: the TESOL Response At this major Australian and international forum educators in all areas of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will come together to examine in depth the relationship between education and other factors affecting the lives of students, teachers and administrators. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Managing Better: Measuring Institutional Health and Effectiveness in Vocational Education and Training This report addresses institution-level monitoring and evaluation in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It offers a model of performance measures which could be used for data collection and analysis. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Progress Report Feburary 2006 This Progress Report, issued as part of the review of the Community Pharmacy Training Package WRP02, presents feedback received on an initial discussion paper. It provides the basis to begin developing the endorsed components of the Community Pharmacy Training Package. From EdNA Online on March 9, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


New Standards for Website Access (UK) New guidelines on how to make websites more user-friendly for disabled people have been developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI). The work was sponsored by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) after an investigation in April 2004. The DRC's report into web accessibility found that more than 80% of sites posed barriers to disabled people. Called PAS 78, the guidance is intended for any organisation that has a public-facing website. PAS - or Publicly Available Specification - 78 describes itself as a guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites. BBC News, 8 Marc From EdNA Online on March 8, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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