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Premio Grinzane Cavour This is the Web site of the Premio Grinzane Cavour, a literary prize awarded to promising young writers. As well as for best work of literature, the prize is awarded in different categories including: cinema adapted from literature; poetry; music; and writing science. It was established in 1982 with the aim of promoting literature in schools and among young people. This site goes into detail about the association's activities, events, and initiatives in the worlds of: cinema; art; literature; music; and theatre. Users can view information on past winners and a biography of the association From New Humbul Resources on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


RetorikMagasinet RhetorikMagasinet (RM) is a specialist Danish-language publication devoted to the analysis and practice of rhetoric in everyday life. A selection of articles may be read online for free, but a subscription to the printed edition is required to read the magazine in full. RM is aimed at members of the general public interested in language, literature and the media, as well as those engaged in professional study of rhetoric. RM publishes features on media issues, literary criticism, and analyses of political rhetoric, public figures' individual use of language, and advertising. Its articles From New Humbul Resources on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Japan society of Scotland The Japan Society of Scotland is a non-political organisation that aims to promote co-operation, understanding and good relations between Scotland and Japan through various cultural and educational activities. Its Web site is still being developed, but provides information about the Society's aims and past and future events. Membership can be applied for online. Links to the Web sites of relevant organisations and institutions also appear. (Tessa Carroll) From New Humbul Resources on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Japan society of the UK This is the Web site of the Japan Society of the UK , a long-established charity that promotes mutual understanding between the UK and Japan of the societies, cultures and businesses of the two countries. Although the Society has a strong emphasis on business, it also has focus groups for arts, conversation and younger members. The Web site provides a wide range of information about the Society's activities, with details of forthcoming events; online transcripts of recent lectures; book reviews; an online shop; and details of individual and corporate membership. (Tessa Carroll) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Geometry Lesson Examples Geometry Lesson plan examples of third-year teaching candidates in a Math Education Department. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Radio Waves & Electromagnetic Fields This applet illustrates the propagation of electromagnetic fields from a transmitter to a receiver From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Arboriculture A unit plan for teaching an introductory unit on tree planting and care. Five detailed daily lesson plans are included in the unit. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 7, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Registry Services for Libraries and Related Organisations (ISO 2146) ISO 2146 (Registry Services for Libraries and Related Organisations) is an international standard currently under development by ISO TC46 SC4 WG7 to operate as a framework for building registry services for libraries and related organisations. It takes the form of an information model that identifies the objects and data elements needed for the collaborative construction of registries of all types. It is not bound to any specific protocol or data schema. The aim is to be as abstract as possible, in order to facilitate a shared understanding of the common processes involved, across multiple com From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:02 p.m..


NISO MetaSearch Initiative Metasearch, parallel search, federated search, broadcast search, cross-database search, search portal are a familiar part of the information community's vocabulary. They speak to the need for search and retrieval to span multiple databases, sources, platforms, protocols, and vendors at one time. Metasearch services rely on a variety of approaches to search and retrieval including open standards (such as NISO's Z39.50), proprietary APIs, and screen scraping. However, the absence of widely supported standards, best practices, and tools makes the metasearch environment less efficient fo From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:02 p.m..


The College and Career Transition Initiative: The Teacher Education Career Pathway Model Teacher education model that transitions the student from high school to teaching certificate From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Network for Excellence Program Professional development learning community for new residential faculty From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


RioLearn: Rio Salado's Customized eLearning System Customized, personalized eLearning course delivery system From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Out of Class Assessment Initiative: Validating the Total Learning Experience Departmental identification of learning outcomes, alignment with college's general education outcomes, linked to persistence factors with a plan to improve learning and service productivity. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


International Story Share Festival at Phoenix College ESL, English, Reading and Communication department students write stories, edit stories, and select the top ten to be read orally by students to an audience in a festival presentation From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Enfermeras en Escalera (E3) Program Fast-track program for internationally-educated nurses to obtain licensure as registered nurses. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Multicultural Affairs Program Utilization of High Technology and Computer Tracking System to Enhance Services to Under-Represented Students Documentation of minority student recruitment efforts, use of campus student resources, personal staff contact in order to improve communication with students and their families. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Physical Therapist Assistant Distance Education Model PT Assistant program offered through online, weekend on-campus labs, and community clinical experiences From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


"Learning Studios" Radical Flexibility for the Next Generation of Learning Spaces Maximization of learning opportunities through design of innovative learning spaces From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Purpose Driven Learning: Communication Bridges to Success Intercultural Communication and ESL students weekly communicate in a series of structured activities designed for practice of English, and exchange of cultural information. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on April 7, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Heritrix Heritrix is the Internet Archive's open-source, extensible, web-scale, archival-quality web crawler project. The crawler seeks to collect and preserve the digital artifacts of web culture for the benefit of future researchers and generations. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


KM Cyberary - a Gateway to Knowledge Resources This gateway is an accumulation of e-resources on Library, KM & other subjects. This give links to various e-resources on Knowledge Management, Librarianship, Philosophy, Health, Technology, ITES/BPO/ ITIL, Call Centers, Business Information etc. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


IIiX - First Symposium on Information Interaction in Context IIiX will explore the relationships between the contexts that affect Information Retrieval and Seeking, how these contexts impact on information behaviour, and how knowledge of information contexts can help design truly interactive information systems. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


2006 Delivering 21st Century Tools, Learning and Skills: Keynote Speaker Marc Prensky, keynote speaker at the Delivering 21st Century Tools, Learning and Skills seminar, is considered one of the world's leading experts on the connection between games and learning. The PowerPoint document and audio files from his presentation are available for downloading. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Poetry Magazines This is a free access site to the full-text digital library of 20th and 21st century English poetry magazines from the Poetry Library collection. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Current Trends in Education Conference British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP) Psychological Aspects of Education: Changing Media, Changing Minds. The Current Trends Conference 2006 is sponsored by the British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP) and will be hosted by Nottingham Trent University. This conference is designed to provide people with awareness of the ideas derived from the research, which have been published in the journal. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


COLING/ACL 06 Workshop: Information Extraction Beyond The Document Topics of particular interest at the workshop include: Extraction of information described across documents; Integration and mutual benefits of IE and Data Mining; Extraction of information from massive corpora (such as the Internet); Mutual applications and interaction between Information Extraction and the Semantic Web; Verification of information using external sources; Exploiting cross-lingual and multi-lingual approaches for improving performance in IE. Submission of abstracts by 30 April 2006. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Beautiful Oceans - Coral Reef Biology Courses The site provides information about a range of online courses in marine biology and reef conservation. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Dialogue Under Occupation: The Discourse of Enactment, Transaction, Reaction, and Resolution An important premise of the conference is that understanding of differing perspectives comes through dialogue. The goal of the conference is to provide a venue to maximize the investigation and application of differing perspectives (i.e., the dialogue or discourse of the occupied, the dialogue or discourse of the occupiers, or the interaction between opposing sides), and to actively promote greater understanding of the ideologies, issues, concerns, etc. of individuals affected by occupation in its various forms. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


'Preserving Photographs in a Digital World' Seminar A week-long program of lectures and workshops on photograph collection preservation techniques will expand your expertise on what materials are typically found in collections, how they deteriorate, how to store and protect them, and how preservation fits in with other collection activities. Throughout the week, you'll also learn about the use of digital imaging and how various image-capture, storage, display, and output strategies compare. In addition, presentations will explain the design and application of image database systems-always keeping in context the balance that must be struck From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Eight International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based The goal of the iiWAS2006 conference is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, and managers in academia, industry, and government to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences on all theoretical and practical issues arising in information and service integration. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


The Bologna Process and Australia: Next Steps This paper was released by the Minister for Education, Science and Training to stimulate discussion about the Bologna Process, whereby a significant number of European countries are working towards greater consistency and portability across their higher education systems. The prospect of greater mobility for students and broader recognition of qualifications across Europe may have significant implications for both domestic and international students in Australia. This paper is the first step in a consultation process on the opportunities and challenges presented by the Bologna Process. 4 April From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


6th Annual MERLOT International Conference - Working With and Learning From the World's Best The MERLOT International Conference is designed to foster learning, innovation and practice in the use of information and communications technologies in higher education. It is the venue for educators, administrators, and technologists who have interests and expertise in technology-enabled teaching and learning and who recognize the need to remain current in this rapidly advancing field of educational practice and theory. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


Computer Science E-1 - Harvard University Computer Science E-1's lectures are as a Podcast in video and audio-only formats. Computer Science E-1's Podcast is a feed of MPEG-4s and MP3s that you can 'subscribe' to with any Podcast client (e.g., iPodder or iTunes). Once subscribed, your Podcast client can automatically download classes as they released; you can then watch or simply listen to those classes on your computer or proceed to transfer them to your iPod or any other MP3 player. Like all Podcasts, Computer Science E-1's feed is available as RSS (i.e., XML). From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..


UNDP-APDIP International Open Source Network The International Open Source Network an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) and supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The International Open Source Network (IOSN) is a Center of Excellence for FOSS in the Asia-Pacific Region. It shapes its activities around Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) technologies and applications. The vision is that developing countries in the Asia-Pacific Region can achieve rapid and sustained economic and social development by using affordable From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..


EduTools This site provides a list of products, content management and learning management systems. It also offers a comparison tool. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..


Pods, Pocket Computers and the end of the Myth of Live Broadcasting Speaking notes for: Podcasting seminar, 7 March 2006, National Press Club, Canberra. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..


Information Retrieval Service Description Specification, NISO Z39.92-200X Draft A draft standard for trial use November 1, 2005 to October 31, 2006, this standard defines a method of describing Information Retrieval oriented electronic services, including but not limited to those services made available via the Z39.50, SRU/SRW, and OAI protocols. The standard addresses the need for machine readable descriptions of services in order to enable automatic discovery of and interaction with previously unknown systems. It specifies an abstract model for service description and a binding to XML for interchange. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..


Digital Document Quarterly (DDQ) This online magazine deals with quality for digital documents—books, newspapers, scholarly papers, scientific tables, legal briefs, medical charts, engineering designs, and government and business records—the carriers for many kinds of information. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..


New Open Source Centres of Excellence In order to address the growing information and technological needs of the Asia and Pacific region, the International Open Source Network (IOSN) has established three new Centres of Excellence – IOSN ASEAN+3, IOSN PIC (Pacific Island Countries), and IOSN South Asia. Together, these Centres will continue the research and development, networking, institutional strengthening, and training undertaken by IOSN over the last three years to advance the adoption of free/open source software, open standards, and open content across the region. UNDP-APDIP News, April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 1:31 a.m..


Going Digital: Experiences from East Asia and the Pacific This digital publication collects the papers presented by invited speakers at 'Going Digital: Experiences from East Asia and the Pacific' held at American Library Association Annual Conference, 23-29 June 2005, Chicago, IL, USA. The program was organised by the ALA International Relations Committee, Subcommittee of East Asia and the Pacific. Includes: Going Digital: Taiwan Experiences – Chao-chen Chen, Professor, Graduate Institute of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; From CALIS to CADLIS: The experience of academic libraries in China – Z From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Can You Help Me with My University Assignment? The site contains a searchable FAQ section, as well as a list of resources for students and information about services provided by the National Library of Australia. From EdNA Online on April 7, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Online Books The website facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Major parts of the site include: An index of thousands of online books freely readable on the Internet; Pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts; Special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books; Information on how readers can help support the growth of online books. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Schools Must Change A conference in Orlando, Florida has warned that educational priorities must change if students are to succeed in an increasingly global economy. From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


PASCAL International Observatory Fourth International Conference - Building Stronger Communities – New Learnings, Better Governance, Future Directions This fourth international conference hosted by the PASCAL Observatory aims to examine the roles played by place management, social capital and learning regions in building stronger communities, through the themes of New Learnings, Better Governance and Future Directions. The Conference will consider issues concerned with governance and implications for learning and social capital. It will look at how researchers and practitioners can partner to learn, evaluate, extend and deepen good practice. The Conference line up draws on PASCAL's global network, and includes national and international From EdNA Online on April 6, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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