SPARC Innovator Program The SPARC Innovator program is a new initiative that recognizes an individual, institution, or group that exemplifies SPARC principles by working to challenge the status quo in scholarly communication for the benefit of researchers, libraries, universities, and the public. SPARC Innovators are featured on the SPARC Web site each month. SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations. The coalition was an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) started in 1997 to be a constructive response From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
Tuggerah Lakes Community College This Community College provides adult learners with education and training opportunities, including nationally recognised training. The College offers a variety of courses. Users can browse course information and enrol online. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
DayWork Search for casual, temporary and part time jobs across Australia. Job seekers are able to search for jobs by industry, location and availability; set an email alert; hang a work wanted poster; and apply for employment online. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..
SC: 18/04 Microsoft issues Registry patch advice for frozen PCs after recent update ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on April 18, 2006 at 8:31 p.m..
April Edition of Training Talk Available Training Talk is a web-based newsletter produced by the Vocational Education and Training Group of the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST). It aims to communicate up-to-date information on the Australian Government's Training initiatives. The April edition is now available from the DEST website. 19 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..
Applications Invited for NLNW Awards The National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) Awards for Schools recognise the outstanding work being carried out by schools and school communities to improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of their students; while the National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) Minister's Awards recognise and acknowledge the outstanding work being carried out by individuals in the wider community to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes. Guidelines and application procedures for both awards are on the NLNW website. Minister's Awards close on Thursday 27 April 2006. Excellence Awards for Schools From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..
SC: 18/04 Machines previously infected with 'Bagle' are reactivated by remote control Many PCs that were previously compromised by earlier 'Bagle' software have now been re-awoken by several websites which have attempted to trigger them into producing a flood of new spam messages ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on April 18, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
Great Buildings This site enables quick and easy searches on well known buildings and architects throughout the world. It is extremely useful for the myriad of searches available. One may search by city, asrchitect, building (if known) From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 18, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..
MoodleMoot 06 Papers The first cut of the papers for MoodleMoot 06 have been announced, with a range of papers spanning, compulsory and non-compulsory education and running from technical to pedagogical and from the commercial to the security-oriented. Even better, it looks like there'll be a hackathon the preceding day, with Martin Dougiamas, Moodle founder/creator, up from the lands down under for the whole period. From StuartYeates's blog on April 18, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..
Win a Maisy Mouse Party To celebrate Maisy goes to the library during Library and Information Week, Walker Books is offering the chance for two Australian libraries to win a Maisy Mouse Party. One public library and one school library will get to host a Maisy Mouse party for 50 participants for the celebration. Entries due 8 May 2006. Entries will be judged by members of the ALIA children's and Youth Services Sections and winners announced 22 May Library and Information Week 2006. Complete the following paragraph in 50 words or less: The best thing about having a mouse in the library is... From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..
The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing This online book covering digital signal processing can be downloaded in pdf format in full text with illustrations. Abstracts of chapters in html format are available. A table of contents, reviews and errata are provided. Details of how to order the book are given. From EEVL New Learning Materials on April 18, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..
2006 Tasmanian Training Awards Nominations are open for the 2006 Tasmanian Training Awards. These annual awards recognise, reward and honour excellence in vocational education and training (VET) in Tasmania. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 9 June 2006. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..
Enrich Teaching Seminars IWBNet will be conducting a national seminar series promoting the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in teaching across Australia. The seminar series entitled Enrich Teaching will demonstrate how IWBs can be used in primary and secondary classrooms to markedly enrich teaching and how the boards, when used wisely across the school, allow the school to achieve 'digital take off'. Commences 3 May 2006; see website for additional seminar locations. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..
4,420 New Commonwealth Supported University Places Applications for 4,420 new Commonwealth supported higher education places will be open to all eligible providers nationally, with no pre-determined allocation between States and Territories, the Minister for Education, Science and Training the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced recently. Bids will be assessed and approved on the basis of workforce needs, capacity to deliver and potential demand from eligible students. DEST Media release, 18 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..
Social and Economic Benefits of Improved Adult Literacy: Towards a Better Understanding This feasibility study explores the frameworks and methodologies available for determining and measuring the costs and benefits of investing in adult literacy and numeracy skills, across a number of life domains, including health, finance and small business. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Literacy Support for Indigenous People: Current Systems and Practices in Queensland This study explored the literacy and numeracy support systems available to Indigenous vocational education and training (VET) students and determined which systems work for both students and teachers and produce positive outcomes for Indigenous students, including successful completion. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Creating Commons: The Tasks Ahead in Unlocking IP The Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW Law Faculty will host the conference. Submission of papers is invited on any area of research related to 'unlocking IP', and in particular these five key themes: Analysing public rights, Licensing for public rights, Finding the public domain, Expanding public rights, and Optimising educational access. Submission of abstracts by 24 April 2006. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 1:30 a.m..
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority - Schools and Studies Search This site allows the user to conduct a search to find which Victorian schools (including Catholic and independent) offer which Victorian senior secondary subjects. You can search by school or qualification level eg VCE, VET, VCAL, IB. From EdNA Online on April 18, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..
Independent Schools Queensland - Member School Locations The Queensland Association of Independent Schools provides a clickable map to locate independent schools in Queensland. Schools may be located by region or by city. From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
Post Compulsory Completion and Achievement Information This Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority website provides data on school programs and student outcomes, including completion rates, median study scores and percentages of study scores of 40 and over for all schools delivering the VCE. A reference guide provides information to help interpret the data in the table. From EdNA Online on April 17, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
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