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Media Releases: Victoria Minister For Education Services - 2006 This site contains the media releases of the Victorian Minister for Education Services. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 10:26 p.m..


Designing Spaces for Effective Learning A visually-rich publication, it has been designed to promote better understanding of what makes an effective design for the 21st century and to summarise the key points to consider when approaching a refurbishment or new build project. This publication takes the reader on a 'walk through' an educational institution, exploring the relationship between learning technologies and innovative examples of physical space design at each stage of the journey. Discussion of the key points is illustrated by ten case studies from further and higher education. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


2006 College Medallist and Fellowships The Australian College of Educators National Council has announced their College Medallist and Fellows for 2006. These awards have been granted to educators who have been judged by their peers to have made an outstanding contribution to education in Australia. Details are provided on the Australian College of Educators website. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


St. Simon Peter School St. Simon Peter School website has an online resource collection divided in year groups that would assist students at school and parents at home. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


PhD Scholarship in Environmental Microbiology and Public Health (ARC linkage) 'Determination of Factors Effecting Pathogen Removal in Lagoons Treating and Storing Effluent for Reuse' Flinders University Waste stabilisation ponds are an effective treatment option for removing pathogens from wastewater, allowing it to be recycled safely. Mechanisms of disinfection in these systems, however, remain unclear. This project will determine which factors are most significant, examine the underlying mechanisms and assess similarities in decay rates between a range of indicator organisms and viruses. The industry partner is United Water International. Applicants should hold a good honours degree in microbiology, molecular biology, environmental science, environmental health or a related discipline. Stip From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 22/03 New Trojan Horse sends personal details to Russian server Sana Security has discovered a rootkit and Trojan that has been capturing personal information and sending it to a server ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 22, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


SC: 22/03 Microsoft preparing Internet Explorer patch against newly discovered vulnerabilities Microsoft is preparing an update to Internet Explorer following the discovery of two unpatched IE vulnerabilities, including one that could allow attackers to seize control of a victim's PC. Microsoft has said that they are working on and testing an update to Internet Explorer which could come out as early as April 11, although there's no firm date set yet. The most significant of the two vulnerabilities was discovered earlier this month by Web developer Jeffrey van der Stad ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 22, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


SC: 22/03 New 'StopBadware' initiative identifies spyware threats The 'StopBadware.org' group, was launched in January to identify and name organisations and software suppliers which provide compromising spyware and adware; it has now started to name applications which it recommends users should think twice about before installing ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 22, 2006 at 6:30 p.m..


Good School Libraries: Making a Difference to Learning (UK) This Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education England) report identifies those factors which help to produce good libraries in primary and secondary schools. It emphasises the importance of: the commitment and support of headteachers; the appointment of specialist library staff; effective monitoring and evaluation and coherent programmes for developing pupils' information literacy. The report draws on inspection data between September 2004 and July 2005, and includes case studies from some of the schools. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


Potato Activity Account of a human rights class activity from the blog of South Australian teacher Al Upton and the miniLegends (his Year 3/4 class). From Recent Items on March 22, 2006 at 6:30 a.m..


OpenBSD project out of cash The OpenBSD project is out of cash. They've been operating at a 20K USD loss in each of the last two years and have gone public with their issues. While at first glance this is a case of one of the BSD family of operating systems losing out to the momentum of Linux in the POSIX market, OpenBSD is the most security-focused of all the open source operating systems and inclu From StuartYeates's blog on March 22, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Theoretical Economics - an Open-access Journal in Economic Theory An Open Access Economic Theory journal, publishing leading research in economic theory. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


International Student Enrolments in the Schools Sector in 2005 This Research Snapshot from Australian Education International gives statistics for international student enrolments in the schools sector in 2005, with comparisons for 2004 and 2003. Enrolments figures are provided by nationality, by state or territory, and level of study. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Story of Rosy Dock: Teachers Notes The Story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker, tells the story of an elderly woman who ventures out into the central Australian desert to set up her home. The teachers' notes give directions for using and exploring the animated film, for follow-up activities, exploring the language of the film and discovering information about weeds. There are also notes for using the book. From Recent Items on March 22, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


ICT is Driving Productivitiy Growth in Australia An economic paper released 22nd March 2006 has shown that ICT will be the main technological driver of productivity growth over the next 20 years. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 2:27 a.m..


Students 2004 [Full Year]: Selected Higher Education Statistics This series 'Students: Selected Higher Education Statistics' contains statistics relating to students enrolled in higher education courses in each Australian University. Data in each publication is reported in numbers and Equivalent Full-time Student Load (EFTSU). Each publication also contains statistics about the number and characteristics of students completing award courses and types of courses completed. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 2:27 a.m..


Explanatory notes for International Student Numbers There are a number of figures that can be used to describe the total number of international students studying in Australian institutions. This research snapshot produced by Australian Education International sets out to clarify the criteria that apply to the different numbers used to describe the international student population and provide a consistent explanation for the numbers. Latest figures are provided as at July 2005. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 2:27 a.m..


Heart and Home Must be Part of the Debate It has been suggested that during the first two years of life brain development unfolds at its optimum level when children have one-to-one care. This article debates this theory. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..


Functional Specifications for Electronic Records Management Systems Software (ERMS Specifications) This document provides a generic set of requirements that Australian Government agencies can use to ensure that their electronic records management systems software has adequate functionality to make and keep digital records. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 12:57 a.m..


Bound by Law Duke University's Law School has just published Bound by Law, a comic book designed to educate people about copyright and fair use. It is aimed specifically at misconceptions about clearances in documentary film making, but it uses that particualr use as a way to elucidate fair use doctrine more generally. Bound by Law is available free online under a CC license, in hard copy form Amazon.com, and from Duke University directly. From EdNA Online on March 22, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


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