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World Wide Web Consortium Launches Office in Mainland China W3C Invites Technical Experts of a Rapidly Growing Economy to Join Web Standardization Activities. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announces the launch of its China Office on 27 April 2006. W3C, through its newest Office, invites experts in China to join the international project of developing Web standards at W3C. The Office is based at the Advanced Computing Technologies, School of Computer Science & Engineering of Beihang University in Beijing, China. W3C Press release, 4 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


National Folk Fellowship Available Established and emerging performers across music, dance and the spoken word are being urged to apply for a National Folk Fellowship. Offered jointly by the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival, the annual Fellowship is a unique opportunity for performers to research the National Library's folk collections, and to showcase their findings at a special performance and workshop at the 2007 National Folk Festival in Canberra. The successful applicant will research any aspect of the folklore collection with an overarching focus on reinterpreting Australia's music, d From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Rural and Regional Australia: Change, Challenge and Capacity This recently published report by Mission Australia examines disadvantaged communities and groups living in rural and regional Australia. Through an analysis of a range of issues including population, health, education and environment, this report identifies and describes some of the major trends and issues in contemporary rural and regional Australia. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Windows Live Academic Academic search enables you to search for peer reviewed journal articles contained in journal publisher portals and on the web in locations like citeseer. Academic search works with libraries and institutions to search and provide access to subscription content for their members. Access to restricted resources include subscription services or premium peer-reviewed journals. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Annotated bibliography of mind-related topics This site contains a large number of short book reviews by Piero Scaruffi, who works in computing and cognitive science. Works reviewed include classic and recent texts on philosophy of mind and related subjects, such as: neurophysiology; psychology; biology; and computer sciences. New reviews are added regularly, though very recent works in the field are not covered. The reviews tend to be fair and clear (albeit occasionally marred by type-o's), and fulfil the role of providing an general overview of the content of the work. Reviews are indexed by author's surname and by topic. Addi From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Alan Sokal articles on the social text affair The "Social Text affair" was physicist Alan Sokal's hoaxing of the science studies journal Social Text with a bogus paper on the "Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity". Although intentionally meritless as argument, the paper used terminology common to social and cultural studies, deploying genuine quotations on science from continental philosophy icons such as Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) and Jean-Francois Lyotard (1924-1998). The acceptance of the paper for publication provoked a far-ranging debate about the status of science studies, of French intelle From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


AVISTA (Association Villard de Honnecourt for interdisciplinary study of medieval technology, science, and art) This website is the online presence of AVISTA, which was founded in 1984 to promote interest in the writings of 13th-century French artist, Villard de Honnecourt. The extensive travel and wide ranging interests of Villard de Honnecourt have made him the figurehead of AVISTA, whose members now study the science and art of the medieval craftsman throughout the Middle Ages. With a strong interdisciplinary agenda, AVISTA's website promotes live events in North America and Europe, enjoying strong links with the Universities of Oxford and Leeds, as well as containing a large amount of accessibl From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


DHST : division of history of science and technology of the international union of history and philosophy of science The website of the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science is most suitable for researchers who are interested in the active contribution of this organisation to world affairs. It is set out as an introduction to the work of the DHS, but also aims to offer a general introduction to the History of Science through a brief list of suggested online resources. The site sections include: a short introduction to the DHST/IUHPS; an organisation chart; information on the structure of DHST; a guide to history of science on the interne From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Educational theory 'Educational Theory' (ISSN: 0013-2004) is a scholarly journal dealing with the philosophy of education and educational theory. It is published quarterly by Blackwell Publishing and is jointly sponsored by the John Dewey Society, the Philosophy of Education Society, the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This homepage contains the table of contents and abstracts of all articles published since 1996. A link is also provided to the Blackwell Publishing site, where a sample issue ca From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Al-Tawhid journal 'Al-Tawhid: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Thought and Culture' is published by the Foundation of Islamic Thought, an independent institution established in Iran in 1984. This website allows full-text access to articles on a wide range of issues, and these are organised under the following headings: Qur'anic studies; hadith (narrations about the life and sayings of the prophet Muhammad); 'Irfan (Islamic mysticism); philosophy; history; akhlaq (Islamic ethics); fiqh and usul (Islamic jurisprudence); kalam (Muslim scholastic philosophy); economics; the Muslim ummah (community From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Ethicomp journal The ETHICOMP Journal (ISSN: 1743-3010) publishes papers from the ETHICOMP international conference series on computer ethics and social responsibility. This website offers tables of contents and abstracts of all material published since 2004. Access to the full text of articles can be obtained by free registration. The following are amongst the titles published: 'Computer ethics activities for use in introductory computer science courses'; 'Does the accountancy profession provide an ethical role model for the computing profession?'; 'The global culture of digital techn From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Zombies on the web Zombies are used in some thought experiments in the philosophy of mind to argue for the independence of conscious experience from behavioural propensities or functional states. Some philosophers hold that such beings are impossible. This entertaining page, by philosopher of mind and consciousness David Chalmers (1966- ), lists a variety of resources pertaining to all things zombie-ish in philosophy and elsewhere. There is a brief discussion on the page itself of the history and significance of the concept of zombies within philosophy of mind, and a list of links to some key online papers and a From New Humbul Resources on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Wikipedia and cooperative learning From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Intro to educational uses of blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, etc. For beginners - for people who want to create their first blogs, wikis, etc. for educational purposes From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


All You Ever Wanted to Know About Pascal’s Triangle and more Pascal's Triangle And Its Patterns The general description of this website basically covers a lot of topic in regards to the Pascal Triangle and the Fibonacci Series. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


Revisit the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The power pioneers of online earth science interfacing at USGS have created a power page here to commemorate the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. As the centennial of the great quake focuses on this huge disaster, much remains to be learned from the event. The USGS provides important background and details — along with [...] From Golden Swamp on April 12, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


SC: 12/04 Internet Explorer security updates may affect how some websites appear The Security patch that you should have installed on Windows this week introduces some changes to the behaviour of some websites which used embedded 'ActiveX' controls; whilst this isn't a security issue, it might feel like one to the user ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on April 12, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


SC: 12/04 Microsoft issues April 2006 updates - 3 are of 'Critical' importance New Windows security updates were issued by Microsoft yesterday which should be applied to all machines automatically using the standard 'Windows Update' service ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on April 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Test Contribution From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Symmetry and Tilings Fantastic site that gives examples of various tilings. In addition, has a Kali link which you can use to design your own rug. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 12, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


Development of Information Literacy through School Libraries in South-East Asian Countries This publication summarises the result of national surveys to assess the status of information literacy education in seven South-East Asian countries. The countries are: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Connectivism George Siemens provides a wiki for discussion of connectivism, a theory of learning that incorporates significant societal and technological trends. The wiki includes support material for presentations. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


New ICT Report Demonstrates Growth Opportunities The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, recently released a report - The Australian software industry and vertical application markets: globally competitive, domestically undervalued – the first statistical analysis in Australia of specialist software firms. The report estimates that in 2004–05 the Australian software product industry employed 17,000 staff and earned $2.7 billion. Specialist software development firms earned $934 million, of which 89 per cent, or $831 million, was earned by Australian-grown firms. DCITA Media release, 3 A From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


International Student Enrolments in the ELICOS Sector This Research Snapshot from Australian Education International gives statistics for international student enrolments in the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector. In 2005, strong growth was recorded in both enrolments and commencements; with the three largest markets being China, South Korea and Japan. Statistics are given by state/territory, provider type, and nationality. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Webconferencing and Virtual Classrooms in the Workplace This online forum will be hosted by e-learning consultant Michael Coghlan. It provides industry and business with the opporunity to talk to an expert about the pracitaclities of adopting webconferencing and virtual classrooms in the workplace. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Learning and Employment Pathways - The Australian Qualifications Framework This page outlines how the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) links to learning and employment pathways. It provides examples and case studies of outcomes for students with AQF qualifications. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


Where Can I Find Information About Anzac Day and Gallipoli? The National Library has an online exhibition called Despatches from Gallipoli that contains a lot of information and images. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 2:31 a.m..


OpenWetWare The OpenWetWare wiki is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology and biological engineering. OWW provides a place for labs, individuals, and groups to organize their own information and collaborate with others easily and efficiently. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


Applications for Access to Bandwidth Project Applications for the Access to Bandwidth Pilot Project are open until 10 May 2006. The Australian Flexible Learning Framework project pilots the use of national high capacity connectivity for teaching, learning and assessment. Criteria for applicants is available from the web site. From EdNA Online on April 12, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..


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