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National Drugs Campaign Evaluation The National Drugs Campaign was designed to educate and inform young people and their parents and about the negative consequences of illicit drug use. A comprehensive evaluation of Phase 2 of the National Drugs Campaign has shown that 'around two in three young people felt the campaign had influenced what they do or think about drugs, most often to avoid drugs and to think about the consequences of using them, and more than half felt the campaign had made it easier to discuss illicit drugs with their parents.' From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Cyber Bullies Haunt Young Online More than 10% of teenagers are bullied online as school bullying spreads outside the classroom, a survey in England suggests. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Commissioned Study of Science and Innovation The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a research study into the economic, social and environmental returns on public support for science and innovation in Australia. The terms of reference are available on the Productivity Commission website. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Centre of medical law and ethics The Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College London carries out research and training in the areas of medical law and ethics, global ethics and research ethics. From this homepage, visitors can learn about the conferences and lecture series the centre organises, and programmes of study they offer. Information is given on research projects they are involved in, and of reports they publish. This website allows access to several old editions of 'Dispatches', the centre's official newsletter. It is published three times a year in print form and contains articles, law From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Institute of business ethics : teaching business ethics 'Teaching Business Ethics' is a website maintained by the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE), and edited by the European Business Ethics Network-UK (EBEN-UK). It is aimed at students and instructors of business ethics. Resources made available are divided into three broad categories. The first, which focuses on teaching techniques, deals with issues like teaching methods; case studies; questionnaires and inventories; debates and seminars; and issues surrounding the teaching of business ethics. The second part provides materials that would be of use in designing courses and developing From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Archiv for Dansk litteratur The Archive of Danish Literature, jointly published by Copenhagen's Kongelige Bibliotek and the Dansk Sprog- og Litteraturselskab, is a major internet resource providing online access to classic Danish literary works outside of copyright. Seventy authors are included, and the period covered ranges from the 12th century, with Saxo Grammaticus's histories, to 1931, with Georg Brandes and Thøger Larsen among the later authors represented. Other significant writers in the archive include: Hans Christian Andersen, Ludvig Holberg, Johanne Luise Heiberg, Søren Kierkegaard and Herman Bang. From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Vinduet The internet version of Vinduet, Norway's leading literary periodical, gives access to a selection of articles from the printed edition as well as items exclusive to the online edition. The electronic archive of the magazine includes poetry, book reviews, articles and essays on literary topics, prose extracts and translations published in past issues of Vinduet from the 1960s onwards. Material available to online readers of Vinduet includes: interviews with Tom Wolfe, Günther Grass and Per Olav Enquist; articles on V.S Naipaul and post-War African literature; an extract from the recent p From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Center for business ethics This is the homepage of the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) at Bentley College, USA. On it can be found details about the Center's history, activities and programmes of study. The Research and Publications section of the site also houses 'Ethics Matters', the Center's online magazine. Visitors are allowed access to issues from February 2003 free of charge. Also available is a compilation of important surveys, studies and data in the field of business ethics. This is complemented by a useful reference listing of international centres and institutions working in the area. Li From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Joint services conference on professional ethics This is the homepage of the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE), an organization established to discuss ethical issues relevant to the military. It holds an annual meeting which takes place in late January, and this website makes available the full text of papers presented at those meetings since 1995. The site further offers general information about JSCOPE itself, in addition to resources including case studies and a bibliography on military ethics. Access is provided to material on the core values of the US Air Force, the US Army, and the US Navy. The site also connect From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


On nature : J.S. Mill This website presents an electronic version of the essay 'On Nature' by John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). Published posthumously in 1874, the work was the first of three essays in a volume on Essays on Religion. The other essays were 'The Utility of Religion' and 'Theism'. The version featured here is taken from the 1904 edition by Watts & Co., for the Rationalist Press. The full text of the essay is presented on the same webpage. However, the page numbers and page breaks of the print version are helpfully indicated. The site is maintained by the Philosophy Department From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The center for business ethics This is the homepage of the Center for Business Ethics (CBES) at the University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas. It presents a range of interesting materials like interviews with and commentaries by Dr Daryl Koehn, the Center's Executive Director; working papers; and information on forthcoming conferences and ethics resources on the internet. Visitors are allowed access to the Center's Online Journal of Ethics (ISSN 1092-8286) which publishes articles, comments, interviews and book reviews covering matters such as corporate social responsibility; organizational ethics; Confucian busines From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Practical moral philosophy for lawyers 'Practical moral philosophy for lawyers' is a website maintained by James R. Elkins, a professor of law at West Virginia University. It contains a set of readings and pedagogical reflections from the Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility course offered at the university. After opening sections which discuss how ethics is taught to lawyers and the significance held by such courses, the site gives a series of reading exercises and questions of ethics using examples from the legal profession. Although the resource is primarily targeted at law students, the presence of sections which From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The society for business ethics This is the homepage of the Society for Business Ethics (SBE). Established in 1980, the society's main aim is to promote the study of business ethics. It holds an annual meeting where research findings and issues can be discussed and the programs of these meetings are made available on this site. Visitors can access the society's newletters from 2004 onwards without charge. Details are also provided about the society's journal 'Business Ethics Quarterly' and access is given to the table of contents of all issues ever published. Links are provided to relevant online res From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


International association of bioethics The International Association of Bioethics (IAB) seeks to bring together everyone working in bioethics and to promote discussion of cross-cultural issues amongst them. Their homepage gives visitors an opportunity to view their objectives and their constitution, which is available in pdf and rtf formats. Access is also given to their official newsletter, IAB News, and issues since 1996 can be downloaded free from the site. Information on news and events, links to relevant websites, and a contact list of those working in bioethics and related fields are provided. Users can further access the hom From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Philosophy of language This website is developed and maintained by Dr Curtis Brown to support a Philosophy of Language module offered at Trinity University, Texas. In addition to course materials (e.g. syllabus, class schedule and assessment criteria), it offers notes and handouts on verificationism and its historical background, and on the basic distinctions between syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Further, there are abstracts from and analyses of Quine's and Ayer's works, and a small table of logical symbols. Links are also provided to a number of online resources that are thought useful for the study o From New Humbul Resources on March 15, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


PB Wiki PB Wiki lets you quickly set up your own free, hosted, password-protected wiki to edit and share information. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 8:02 p.m..


Free Touch Typing Program A free program that lets you copy and paste your own text into the exercise field and helps students learn Touch Typing. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 8:02 p.m..


Improving International Profile of Australian Institutions Gain recognition abroad as a Government endorsed provider of high quality Australian education by becoming a Study in Australia logo licence holder. Study in Australia is the Australian Government initiative for marketing Australian education internationally. Its aim is to raise awareness of study opportunities in Australia. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 8:02 p.m..


Xinq [Xml INQuiry] Xinq has been developed by the National Library of Australia as the lead member of the Deep Web working group of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC). The IIPC has as its objective to identify strategies and produce tools for archiving web content which is inaccessible to crawlers. Xinq is tool which creates a web-application completely from only an application-specification file written in XML. The created web-application accesses data from an XML database and currently provides search and browse functionality. Update functionality is being developed under the umbrella of From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 8:02 p.m..


Registration Now Ope for Adult Literacy Briefings Registration is now open for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) breakfast briefings on adult literacy. Dates are: 11 May in Adelaide, 16 May in Hobart, 17 May in Melbourne, 18 May in Brisbane, 19 May in Sydney and 23 May in Perth. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 8:02 p.m..


Toshiba Tecra S3 with Fingerprint Reader This Toshiba notebook is targeted at the business sector, boasting advanced security features such as a fingerprint sensor. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 15, 2006 at 9:10 a.m..


World Congress on Information Technology 2006 As a catalyst for social and economic development through the exchange of policies, ideas, and technology, WCIT 2006 will feature leaders from business, government, and the academy who will convene at the 15th World Congress on Information Technology to assess the impact of ICT on the global community. Featured Speaker is Don Tapscott. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Knoppix booting on Toshiba HDTV laptop Knoppix booting on Toshiba HDTV laptop Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. --> From StuartYeates's blog on March 15, 2006 at 7:55 a.m..


UCISA Information Security Toolkit USISA Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. UCISA were at the --> From StuartYeates's blog on March 15, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Riding together at the JISC Conference The birmingham ferris wheel Originally uploaded by Stuart Yeates. I've just returned from the --> From StuartYeates's blog on March 15, 2006 at 6:31 a.m..


Exploring the Secret Life of Trees Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is a website for young child about trees. It explains about their structure and root system. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 3:56 a.m..


Plant Structure and Growth: Introduction This BioCoach activity helps review the basic structure and growth of flowering plants (angiosperms). Dicots are emphasized throughout, but monocots are mentioned for comparison. After reviewing the cells and tissues that make up a flowering plant, the growth and structure of the three vegetative organs of a plant: the root, stem, and leaf are explored. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Photosynthesis: Introduction This BioCoach activity from Pearson, contains information about photosynthesis including elecromagnetic energy, structure of a leaf, mesophyll cell, choroplast, chlorophyll, cooperation of the light reactions and the Calvin cycle. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


From Seed to Seedling The Botanists-in-Training site contains information about plants and how they develop from seeds to seedlings. There are links to experiments, a quiz, wordfind and pictures to help explain how plants work. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


IJTLHE : International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Volume 17, Number 1, 2005 ISETL, from the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, is dedicated to the study of instruction and principles of learning in order to implement practical, effective methods of teaching and learning, promote the application, development and evaluation of such methods, and foster the scholarship of teaching and learning among practicing post-secondary educators. In this issue: College Students' Goal Orientations and Achievement. Rebecca A. Mattern; Self-Regulation in Academic Writing Tasks. Lynne Hammann; Exploring the Theory–Practice Relationship in Educational Leade From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


EcoQuest: DesertEdition This is an interactive WebQuest designed for teachers of middle school science or social studies curriculum. This assignment requires students to explore different aspects of the desert environment by walking in the shoes of the people who live there. Group are given a role in which to investigate the desert and its unique nature. Ecoquest was intended to introduce students to internet research and multimedia design. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Backing Australia's Future Newsletter, 14 March 2006 The newsletter aims to keep the higher education sector informed of progress on the reforms. It is being published on a semi-regular basis throughout the implementation period. In this issue: Update on the Research Quality Framework (RQF) Initiative, Outcomes of MCEETYA, Perth, 17 November 2005, Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements (HEWRRs) Compliance, International Education Forum 2006, Workplace Productivity Programme, Changes to the cap on fee-paying places and FEE-HELP limit for medical students, Voluntary Student Unionism - Transitional Funding, Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guid From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


IJTLHE : International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Volume 17, Number 2, 2005 ISETL, from the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, is dedicated to the study of instruction and principles of learning in order to implement practical, effective methods of teaching and learning, promote the application, development and evaluation of such methods, and foster the scholarship of teaching and learning among practicing post-secondary educators. In this issue: Making Pedagogical Decisions: Reasons Female Faculty in Educational Leadership Select Instructional Methods. Jean Herron, Jon Beedle, Stephanie King; Problem Solving Abilities of Malaysian University S From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


2006 Australia-Japan Essay Competition The essay contest is conducted by the Embassy of Japan and Consulates-General of Japan in Australia. Students from any Australian school between Years 7 to 12 are eligible to enter. A good way to engage students in the Year of Exchange - Australia & Japan From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Is There Life in the Desert? In this WebQuest on deserts, students are on an adventure to discover if there is life in the desert. Their job is to create a card game to help others learn about desert life after searching for these desert facts. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Unlocking the potential: Digital Content Industry Action Agenda. Strategic Industry Leaders Group Report to the Australian Government The Digital Content Industry in Australia is at a critical phase in its development. The report was developed by the members of SILG (Strategic Industry Leaders Group) for government consideration. The digital content industry has demonstrated through the Digital Content Industry Action Agenda Report that it has significant capacity to assist the growth of high-value industries across the economy. The health of Australia's creative digital content industry is also an important indicator for future economic capability in global markets. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Economic Impact of Cooperative Research Centres in Australia: Delivering Benefits for Australia The Co-operative Research Centres (CRC) Programme has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1991. The report for the Cooperative Research Centres Association Inc, by The Allen Consulting Group, represents the first attempt to measure only the quantified and verified (by end users) delivered benefits of a major Government R&D funding program in Australia. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Deserts: Online Resources for Students and Teachers Deserts teacher resources and links prepared by Jim Cornish, Canadian teacher. Topics include: formation, landscapes, climate, World Deserts, desert animals, plants and people. From Recent Items on March 15, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


STARGATE: Static Repository Gateway and Toolkit: Enabling Small Publishers to Participate in OAI-based Services The STARGATE project is exploring the use of static repositories as a means of exposing publisher metadata to OAI-based disclosure, discovery and alerting services within the JISC Information Environment and beyond. The project's primary aim is to lower the technical barriers to the implementation of OAI-compliant repositories, thereby enabling small publishers of electronic resources to participate more readily in OAI-based disclosure and delivery services. From EdNA Online on March 14, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Digital Humanities Summer Institute The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an environment ideal to discuss, to learn about, and to advance skills in new computing technologies influencing the work of those in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The institute takes place across a week of intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures. It brings together faculty, staff, and graduate student theorists, experimentalists, technologists, and administrators from different areas of the Arts, Humanities, Library and Archives communities and beyond to share ideas and methods, and to develop expertise in appl From EdNA Online on March 14, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Horizon Project The Horizon Report is a collaboration between The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program. It highlights six technologies that the underlying research suggests will become very important to higher education over the next one to five years. These are social computing, personal broadcasting, mobile phones, educational gaming, augmented reality and enhanced visualization, context-aware environments and devices. Live weblinks to example applications are provided in each section, as well as to additional readings. From EdNA Online on March 14, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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