2nd IEA International Research Conference The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) is the sponsor of the several international comparative education assessments, including the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Supported in part by NCES, the IEA, in cooperation with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, is hosting a research conference focused on greater understanding of the numerous roles that education plays in the development of nations and in shaping individuals. Individual paper proposals tha From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 10:26 p.m..
Metadata Tools for Digital Resource Repositories Workshop, JCDL 2006 The workshop is part of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries: http://www.jcdl2006.org/). This one day workshop will facilitate dialog among people interested in metadata tools including, but not limited to, tool developers, companies, and users. The workshop has three components: presentations of application design challenges and solutions; a tools exhibition; and a discussion on application evaluation and improving communication within the metadata tool community. The workshop is an official DCMI Tools Working Group (http://dublincore.org/groups/tools/) event. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 10:26 p.m..
Nine Quick Learning Strategies for Success A step through guide to different strategies and ideas for learning developed by the University of Alberta. From Recent Items on March 21, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..
Schools Target Students Who Think Online Plagiarism is OK In an age of cut-and-paste, plagiarism is becoming increasingly commonplace. To combat the problem, several schools in America have bought memberships from a plagiarism detection service. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 8:28 p.m..
Tech Dictionary - The Online Computer Dictionary This tech online dictionary contains thousands of computer and technology words, chat, SMS, text messaging, IM, abbreviations, acronyms, TLD domain list, filenames, podcasting. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 8:28 p.m..
IDESiGN: Seven Ways of Design Thinking The idesign model includes seven way of design thinking skills. Including topics such as the intentions of the project, definitions, organisation strategies and other information. From Recent Items on March 21, 2006 at 8:28 p.m..
New Journal Focuses on Museum Matters Australia's newest journal of material history and museum practice, reCollections, was launched at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Aimed at becoming essential reading for academics, museum professionals and anyone interested in history and museums, the journal is easily accessible online and will be regularly updated, with new content added as soon as it becomes available. NMA Media release, 20 March 2006 From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
'Marketing' with Metadata - How Metadata Can Increase Exposure and Visibility of Content. OAI-PMH, Z39.50, SRU/SRW, RSS The document was produced by the JISC funded Perx project as advocacy material aimed at content providers. PerX is funded under the JISC Digital Repositories Programme. The document introduces the means by which content providers can share, or embed, their metadata, with other websites, in standard and reusable ways. It is primarily intended for a non-technical audience who require an overview in order to allow them to make decisions regarding the best means of exposing metadata. However, the document does provide illustrative case studies and links to technical specifications which will provi From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
Educational Freeware This site contains listings, descriptions and reviews of free educational software for Windows, both web based and downloadable. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
Documenting the American South The University Library of the University of North Carolina opens its virtual doors here to many of its primary resources for the study of Southern United States history, literature and culture. The riches of the Internet to be browsed include from the Southern past books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral histories and songs open for [...] From Golden Swamp on March 21, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
South Australian Library and Information Network (SALIN) The South Australian Library and Information Network (SALIN) is a networking group for the new generation of library and information professionals. Membership is inclusive and free, comprising library technicians, librarians, students, new graduates and other information professionals such as archivists and record managers. An email mailing list provides information on upcoming events, courses, job opportunities and discussions of issues of interest. From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..
Ruggedly Sophisticated Darling - The CF-W4 Toughbook The CF-W4 laptop's elegant exterior belies its steely toughness. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m..
Football: the Right to Play UNICEF and FIFA join forces to call attention to the rights of children everywhere and the important role that football can play in ensuring a healthy, happy childhood for young people around the world. UNICEF uses the game of football in various ways, from helping children recover from trauma to encouraging their physical and emotional development. It also sees football as a valuable educational tool, a familiar setting in which to bring potentially life-saving information to hard-to-reach youth. From Recent Items on March 21, 2006 at 8:15 a.m..
Holistic Approaches to E-learning Accessibility The JISC funded UKOLN and Tech Dis continue their sterling work on accessaibility with "Holistic Approaches to E-learning Accessibility" The importance of accessibility to digital e-learning resources is widely acknowledged. The World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative has played a leading role in promoting the importance of accessibility and developing guidelines th From StuartYeates's blog on March 21, 2006 at 6:32 a.m..
Microsoft Police? Microsoft have launched a new round of legal actions, describing it as a law enforcement campaign that will target cyber-criminals ...and here was me thinking that we have police forces to do law enforcement. The cynic in me suspects that the new anti-spam (which Microsoft usually calls anti-phishing to avoid trademark issues with SPAM From StuartYeates's blog on March 21, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..
International Master in Development and Management (LUMID) The programme is aimed at international master students wishing to prepare for a career in international aid and development cooperation, or wishing to further their academic studies within this profile. The language of instruction is English and the duration of the programme is two years. LUMID begins with a course on fundamental international development issues and problems as well as an overview of the development strategies followed by organisations within the UN-system, the World Bank and other international organisations. The first year will also include a number of thematic courses that From EdNA Online on March 21, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
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