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enhanceTV RSS Feeds RSS feeds allow the user to get the latest information without having to visit the site each day. Enhance TV has RSS Feeds available for teachers of specific Key Learning Areas and local TV guides. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Podcasting in Education A selection of articles on the use and benefits of using podcasting in school classrooms, including examples and ideas for podcasting. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Australian Vocational Education and Training Statistics: Employers' Use and Views of the VET System 2005 - Summary This publication presents a summary of results from a national survey of employers conducted in 2005. The survey collects information about employers' use and views of the vocational education and training (VET) system and the various ways employers use the VET system to meet their skill needs. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

AQF Register The Australian Qualifications Framework website has the AQF Register of Recognised Education Institutions and Authorised Accreditation Authorities in Australia. The register facilitates verification of AQF qualifications. The 5 subcategories, with links where available, are: Government Accreditation Authorities (all sectors); Universities and Other Self-Accrediting Higher Education Institutions; Non Self-Accrediting Higher Education Institutions and their AQF-approved qualifications; Registered Training Organisations and their AQF-approved qualifications (VET sector) and Overseas Higher Educat From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Future of the Web: Sir Tim Berners-Lee This lecture started with the speaker's description of his work as 'philosophical engineering' and went on to outline the challenges and opportunities posed by the progressive development of his new Semantic Web project, which he sees as a web of data and agents, as opposed to the current web of hypertext. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Talkback Classroom with Environment Minister Three secondary school students will ask federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage about climate change and the Kyoto Protocol at a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The student panel plans to question Senator Campbell about conflict over whaling in the Southern Ocean and Japan's increased kill. Controversial geosequestration technology to deal with carbon dioxide emissions is also likely to be raised, along with the health of the Murray River system. Talkback Classroom gives students access to key politicians and public figures as part of t From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Camp Quality Trip to the Great Barrier Reef More than 200 children from Camp Quality and their families will experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, thanks to the generosity of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The agency will give Camp Quality more than $15 000, the proceeds of the Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research and employee fundraising. The Botanic Gardens Trust Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research was awarded to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for outstanding contributions to the conservation of Australia's biodiversity through the Representative Areas Programme. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

Education Sector Global HIV and AIDS Readiness Survey 2004:Policy Implications for Education and Development This report from the UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team on Education documents the outcomes of the first international survey of education sector readiness to manage and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS. Ministries of education (MoEs) in 71 countries and civil society organizations in 18 countries were interviewed, in person and electronically, in separate research processes. The surveys were designed to help participating countries better understand the impact of HIV and AIDS on education, identify key problems and omissions in their response to date, and guide future planning and programming. From Recent Items on March 27, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..

The Aspire 5670 Series Acer have released their first laptop powered by a throbbing core duo processor. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 27, 2006 at 2:58 p.m..

America on the Move The richly interlinked virtual collection at the online Smithsonian here explores themes and showcases objects from its collections concerning transporation in America. Nine kinds of vehicles for these four transportation types are covered: air, rail, road and water. Without moving a muscle (except a few to operate your mouse) you can move with America across [...] From Golden Swamp on March 27, 2006 at 2:57 p.m..

IBM developerWorks Linux This site provides links to Linux related resources such as white papers, articles, downloads, and tutorials from IBM. Links to other reference resources and community discussion forums are included. Information provided includes how to customize, build, and install new kernels and kernel modules. From on March 27, 2006 at 2:57 p.m..

IMS Global Learning Consortium Blog The IMS blog was introduced to encourage more general interaction between IMS and the e-learning specifications/standards development/adoption community. The aim is not to discuss detailed issues of any particular spec, their binding and any problems or bugs. Instead this is a chance to discuss/influnce the wider picture of what, why and how IMS does things. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..

Food Plus Research Cluster - The University of Adelaide Food Plus is an initiative of the University of Adelaide designed to create linkages between faculties, external research organisations, industry and government and assist them to become involved in the rich array of research opportunities within the food and beverage sector. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

iPod-learning The authors discuss the use of i-pods in education including discussion of ear-learning, and trends for future podcasting. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

Queensland Uni Dials Asterisk for VoIP Having completed its campus-wide wireless network last year, the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane has joined the handful of enterprises deploying the open source Asterisk IP-PBX for staff and student VoIP. Scott Sinclair from the university's strategic technologies group told Computerworld new technologies are always being investigated and VoIP could reduce call costs, particularly between the smaller campuses which are already linked by fibre. Computerworld, 23 March 2006 From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

“Toward 2020” the Pathways 8 National Conference 2006 Organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability and the Pathways 8 Organising Committee. The program comprises a series of keynote presentations by national and international speakers, interactive workshops and action focussed discussions around the themes of Universal Design, Teaching, Learning & Assessment and Careers & Employment. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

Schooling in Western Australia This Western Australia Department of Education and Training website is designed to provide a simple overview of public schools for parents and students. It provides information on: kindergarten and pre-primary; primary schooling; secondary schooling; supporting students with disabilities; outcomes and standards education; transition from school; achievements in schools; and more. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

Web 2.0 - A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? The author discusses the term web 2.0 and some of the associated concepts, such as 'social software' and web services. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

WA Survey of Aboriginal Education A comprehensive survey of Aboriginal education in Western Australia has found little significant improvement in outcomes for children in more than 30 years. The finding is contained in the latest volume of the Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey. The survey, undertaken by researchers at Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, analysed data from more than 2500 students from across Western Australian. The report 'Improving the Educational Experiences of Aboriginal Children and Young People' provides powerful evidence for an urgent major overhaul of Abor From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

Accessibility First! A New Approach to Web Design The paper was presented at the 2006 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Houston, TX, USA. The author proposes an accessibility first pedogogy for web design, in which the course is organised around the requirement of implementing web pages accessible to visually impaired computer users. This approach and its advantages are discussed in detail. From EdNA Online on March 27, 2006 at 12:33 a.m..

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