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Instant Poetry Forms Educational Technology Training Center (sic) has produced an interactive poetry form that allows students to complete the fields and generate a poem. A fun way to integrate technology into English lessons. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Sensory Intelligence Students’ attention spans, learning capacities, behaviour and work output can be affected by sensory processing difficulties. Effective sensory processing is strongly linked to classroom performance. An occupational therapist with extensive experience in supporting teachers to enhance students’ educational outcomes will increase your understanding of sensory processing difficulties, help you identify its signs and symptoms and give you simple classroom intervention strategies that can benefit a wide range of children. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


DECS Aboriginal Strategy 2005-2010 The South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) is committed to a substantial improvement in the educational outcomes of its Aboriginal children and students. The DECS Aboriginal Education Strategy 2005-2010 provides an outline of targets and priority actions for the period. It is organised under 4 key focus areas: More Innovative and Cohesive Services; Participation, Retention and Attendance; Literacy and Numeracy; and Culturally Appropriate Curriculum and Teaching. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Guidelines for Quality in the Practicum Guidelines developed by Teaching Australia for discussion of the teaching practicum. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


WorldSkills Australia Try'aTrade Running in conjunction with the WorldSkills Australia National competition, the Try’aTrade program will showcase 20 interactive trades and skills for participants to explore. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Adelaide Australia Carnegie Mellon ETC is located in South Australias capital city, Adelaide. ETC offers Masters courses and academic and career advising services as well as referrals to other welfare and guidance agencies. Entertainment technology refers to the very real world of entertainment experiences made possible by the advent of primarily computer-mediated digital technologies. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Yacapaca authoring really is free I received an email from Luke Day of Charles Burrell High School in Thetford today. He said I have ceased using yacapaca because I...was faced with the end of my free membership. I had been keen on authoring my own materials and did produce a couple of tests, but as I understand it I would have to pay even to use self-produced materials. Is this correct? I wasn't willing to continue authoring if I only committed to more spending each time I From Chalkface: Blog on March 16, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..


Networking in venues Today I visited the Said Business School to check on the networking in preparation for our upcoming Open Source and Sustainability conference and I was blown away by the network connectivity. All the public areas were well equiped with network and power points and the lecture theatres have power and ethernet to every seat. And that's without the wireless network. Is this kind of connectivity normal in new venues? Have I been too long in Oxford, wher From StuartYeates's blog on March 16, 2006 at 7:59 p.m..


Learning From Indigenous Traditions An article discussing Native Americans and the concept of sustainable development being an integral part of their cultural heritage. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


International Education Forum - Brisbane 3-5 April 2006 This Forum will provide an opportunity for specialists in international education to network with industry colleagues and be challenged by presentations from a broad range of national and international experts. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


Access to Knowledge Conference - Yale Information Society Project Access to Knowledge (A2K) The first goal of the Yale A2K Initiative is to come up with a new analytic framework for analysing the possibly distortive effects of public policies relying exclusively on intellectual property rights. Beyond this aim, the A2K initiative seeks to support the adoption and development of alternative ways to foster greater access to knowledge in the digitally connected environment. The landmark A2K conference at Yale Law School will bring together leading thinkers and activists on access to knowledge policy from North and South, in order to generate concrete research agendas and policy solution From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


1st �International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM) This multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology is organised by the Digital Information Research Foundation, Chennai and Chirst College, Bangalore India. The principal aim of the conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


D-Lib Magazine Vol. 12, No. 3, March 2006 Issue theme: 'Digital Library Evolution'. Included: What Do You Do with a Million Books? Gregory Crane; Early Modern Culture in a Comprehensive Digital Library. Wolfgang Schibel, Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox; From Babel to Knowledge: Data Mining Large Digital Collections. Daniel J. Cohen; Document Recognition for a Million Books. G. Sayeed Choudhury, Tim DiLauro, Robert Ferguson, Michael Droettboom; Debabelizing Libraries: Machine Translation by and for Digital Collections. David A. Smith; Text, Information, Knowledge and the Evolving Record of Humanity. Gregory Crane, Alison Jones. Confer From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


Multicultural Arts Initiative for WA The Multicultural Arts Marketing Ambassadors Strategy (MAMAS) is a a new $600,000 multicultural arts initiative to be launched as part of Harmony Week in Perth, WA. The program will enable arts organisations to reach out to and engage culturally diverse communities. The 12-week professional development initiative includes seminars and research presentations by expert speakers and provides arts organisations with in-depth knowledge and tips on how to make their programming and marketing more culturally inclusive. The program is co-funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and the West Austra From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


MobilED Initiative MobilED initiative is designing learning environments that are meaningfully enhanced with mobile technologies and services. The initiative is funded by the Principle Partners, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa and Embassy of Finland in Pretoria. The initiative is sponsored by Nokia. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 7:58 p.m..


Quality Teaching and School Leadership: a Scan of Research Findings 2005 report commissioned by Teaching Australia, this environmental scan of research related to quality teaching looks at quality initial teacher preparation, effective links between teacher education programs and schools; the use of advanced standards for school leadership and accomplished teaching; and approaches to leadership learning and professional development for teaching. The research on teacher quality – as measured in terms of student learning outcomes – reveals that teachers vary in their effectiveness, but simple indicators, such as year of experience or level of qualifications From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


It’s tracking time for the Monarchs Journey North, whose Monarch Migration 2006 page is here, has enrolled thousands of budding conservationists over the past several years. The mating on this website between Nature, the virtual world and students is one of the early and consistent wonders of Internet learning. My nephew reported to me this morning by email that his two-year-old [...] From Golden Swamp on March 16, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Harmony Day Harmony Day on 21 March provides an opportunity for all Australians to: celebrate our many successes as a diverse and harmonious multicultural society; re-commit to our common values of respect and goodwill towards our fellow Australians of all backgrounds; to say 'no' to racism; and coincides with the United Nations International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Australian Government 'living in harmony' website provides further information including educational resources for teachers and students. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Western Australian School Library Conference Joint conference of WASLA (Western Australian School Library Association) and AISWA Librarians Group. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


New Kororaa LiveCD shows off improvements in Linux graphics Originally uploaded by nigham. A new Kororaa LiveCD has been released, showcasing the latest in Linux graphics. Featuring truly-transparent windows and window decoration From StuartYeates's blog on March 16, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Microsoft still not complying with EU rules The European Commission has again pointed out that Microsoft is still in breach of the "rules on abuse of dominant position." In the latest round of in the long-running battle, the Microsoft-nominated Trustee said: the technical documentation [...] is still incomplete, inaccurate and unusable, while the independent consultant called it: inadequate and contradictory. There From StuartYeates's blog on March 16, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


New Concepts in Innovation: The Keys to a Growing Australia This document reports on research into business innovation. It identifies the importance of an understanding of business innovation, a reform agenda for innovation, education and training systems which support innovation success, and workplace environments which support innovation. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 3:12 a.m..


Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) This document describes the formal schema of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0. The Evaluation and Report Language is a standardised format to express test results. The primary motivation for developing this language is to facilitate the exchange of test results between Web accessibility evaluation tools in a vendor neutral and platform independent format. It also provides reusable vocabulary for generic Web quality assurance and validation purposes From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


ASMR Medical Research Week Quiz Cash scholarship prizes will be awarded to the best Victorian school student entries, one for Years 7 to 9 and the other from Years 10 to 12. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Parenting Imperatives 2nd National Parenting Conference 2006 The National Parenting Conference is for professionals who support parents and parenting - social workers, nurses, doctors, teachers, psychologists, child care workers. The conference theme is 'New perspectives, new directions, new connections'. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


$25,000 Available to Conduct e-Learning Trials Targeting Learners with Disabilities Funding opportunities are now available for training organisations that have an innovative idea on how technology can be incorporated into vocational and technical education (VTE) for learners with disabilities. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Rural Education Forum Australia The Rural Education Forum Australia (REFA) is a collective of national organisations which represent the consumers and/or providers of education services in rural and remote Australia. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Digital Preservation Coalition - Decision Tree for Selection of Digital Materials for Long-term Retention This is a tool which will assist in defining a selection policy for the digital materials in your organisation. The structure of the tree is based on a series of questions which will help you evaluate your digital content according to key organisational issues such as Rights and Responsibilities, Technical infrastructure, Costs and Metadata. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


2005 Indigenous Engagement Report The Australian Flexible Learning Framework Indigenous Engagement Project commissioned this report on developing a model for the effective delivery of e-learning programs to Indigenous learners by registered training organisations, individuals, communities, and other organisations. The report, which identifies key strategies that have led to positive training outcomes with Indigenous learners, involved a comprehensive analysis of e-learning activity within Indigenous communities across Australia. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa Conference (2006) This conference will explore the theme 'Rites of passage - the next step is ours!' in the context of Adult and Community Education (ACE). Workshops will address what the theme means to the ACE sector in New Zealand. From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


PhD Scholarship: Bioavailability & Risk From Antimony & Arsenic Contamination, Armidale, NSW, University of New England UNE is seeking a PhD candidate as part of a NSW Environmental Trust funded project investigating bioavailability and risk from extensive antimony and arsenic contamination in the Macleay River catchment in northern NSW. Relatively little is known of the biogeochemistry of antimony as an environmental contaminant and this project, in addition to assessing regional environmental risk, is expected to produce results of international relevance. Experimental work will involve field sampling, trace element analyses and chemical speciation, and glasshouse trials to assess plant uptake. The project wi From EdNA Online on March 16, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


WHOIS in the Field of Grey Literature A compilation of biographical notes provided by authors in the GL (Grey Literature) Conference Series. This online resource is maintained by TextRelease and contain 'bio-notes' from TGJ, An International Journal on Grey Literature. Records in this directory appear in alphabetical order by last name of author and each record contains a current email address. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Workplace Productivity Funding Universities are now able to apply for funding under the Australia Government's Workplace Productivity Programme. The objective of the WPP is to encourage higher education providers to progress workplace reform which strengthens their capability to manage and implement workplace change. The first round of the programme will focus on the review and reform of financial and operational arrangements. Submissions to the first funding round of the WPP will close on 17 April 2006. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Join eLearning Discussion at Academici This two week discussion will revolve around 'What makes online learning effective?' providing an opportunity to learn more about the theoretical and practical aspects of this question. From EdNA Online on March 15, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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