A Science Museum of Minnesota Community This site won a prize this week in the distinguished “Best of Web” competition at Museum and the Web 2006. The lively and informative website is a project of the Science Museum of Minnesota and its website’s contributors. It is genuinely the work of a community that succeeds in interfacing a dynamic network of ideas. [...] From Golden Swamp on March 30, 2006 at 4:27 p.m..
SC: 30/03 New RealPlayer/Helix Player vulnerabilities detected Several recent vulnerabilities have been uncovered in RealNetworks' Helix Player, RealPlayer and RealPlayer One programs. A maliciously crafted web page containing embedded object tags could launch an affected version of the software, which would allow the execution of unauthorised code on the victim's system ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on March 30, 2006 at 4:00 a.m..
Australia - China Free Trade Agreement The fourth round of negotiations leading to an Australia - China Free Trade Agreement was held in Canberra from 27 February to 2 March 2006. Discussions at this meeting covered a range of areas including education. The main points identified in the education elements paper were: the approval of course/programmes, repatriation of funds, fees charged, qualifications recognition and transparency. The Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are working in partnership on the education services aspects of the negotiations and encoura From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:57 a.m..
AVCC Welcomes Release of RQF Final Advice by the Minister The Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC) welcomes the release of the Research Quality Framework Expert Advisory Group's final advice by the Minister for Education, Science and Training Ms Julie Bishop. 'The AVCC looks forward to working with the RQF Development Advisory Group (RQFDAG) to be chaired by Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Jim Peacock AC', Professor Sutton said. AVCC Media release, 28 March 2006 From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:48 a.m..
Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize 2006 This not-for-profit national competition is Australia's leading prize for young poets, boasting a prize pool worth $31,000. There are three age categories, as well as categories for class/groups. The competition is promoted in schools and libraries across Australia as an important tool for promoting core literacy skills. Entries for the 2006 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize close on 9 June. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:48 a.m..
Open Book Scenarios Invitation Teachers or Principal who are passionate about the future are invited to participate in the open book scenario building project being conducted by Teaching Australia. Open book scenarios - teaching for uncertain futures, is an opportunity for the teaching profession to build a set of alternative scenarios for the future of teaching that can be used to review and shape policies. The scenarios will be built over a year, starting in April 2006, with a launch planned for mid 2007. To register interest for the scenario building team, principals and teachers are invited to email about 200 words on t From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:48 a.m..
Hooked Connections, Strengthening Ties in the Fight for Fair Trade Run by Hooked, Students for Fair Trade, this weekend conference will provide opportunities to learn more about the complexities of fair trade justice and our role as participants in the global trading community. It aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by developing country farmers and workers in the global trading community through a number of keynote speakers, workshop sessions and events that focus on issues of inequity in the world coffee, tea and cocoa markets and the difference between "free" trade and "fair" trade. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:48 a.m..
Prime Minister's Award for Skills Excellence Seventeen winners of the inaugural Prime Minister's Award for Skills Excellence have been announced. The winners represent each state and territory, key industries and Indigenous students. The recipients of the award were chosen from the 2005 Australian Vocational Student Prizes. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:48 a.m..
Study English Online with English Gateways An Internet based EAP Language Centre with 500+ hours of interactive training materials. These resources are designed to meet the needs of international and Australian students commencing tertiary level studies. From EdNA Online on March 30, 2006 at 3:48 a.m..
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