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Interactive Teaching Engages Learners A wireless handheld technology similar to the remote control you use to control your television set is transforming large, impersonal college lecture courses into dynamic, interactive learning labs. Although initiated mostly in colleges, this style of instruction, dubbed "interactive teaching" by its proponents has potential far beyond the lecture hall. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Scholarships for the Asia-Pacific Region Australia will double the number of educational scholarships it offers in the Asia-Pacific region. The new program, to be called Australian Scholarships, will provide nearly $1.4 billion in funding over five years for more than 19,000 scholarships. The initiative brings together Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), managed by Australia's international aid agency, AusAID, and Endeavour scholarships, administered by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). A new component, the Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) will target future leaders in the region for advanced stu From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Australian Scholarships Australian Scholarships is an Australian Government initiative focussed on scholarship opportunities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Australian Scholarships includes scholarship programmes managed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST): Australian Development Scholarship (ADS); Australian Leadership Awards (ALA); and the Endeavour Programme. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


WA Premier's Teacher/Lecturer of the Year Award Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday, May 31 2006 for this $25,000 award for Western Australia's most outstanding public school teacher or TAFEWA lecturer. Teachers and lecturers can make an enormous impact on the lives of their students. As the demand for skilled workers continues to rise, the dedication and innovation of our teachers and lecturers are essential to equip people of all ages for their future. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


American Languages: Our Nation's Many Voices Online Interviews with speakers of American English dialects from across the United States, each speaker reading “Arthur the Rat.” “Arthur the Rat” is a short tale devised to obtain phonetic representation from throughout the country of all phonemes in American English. Fieldwork recordings were made of informants from all over the United States reading this passage between 1965-70. This collaboration among the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (MKI), the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC), the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), and the University From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals The Guide to the Indexing of South Asian Studies Periodicals aims to identify and list South Asian periodical titles and identify if a particular title has been indexed and if so, to what extent. This project identifies and lists South Asian periodicals based on the University of Wisconsin's collection and on titles listed through the Library of Congress' Cooperative Acquisitions Programs in New Delhi and Islamabad. Where possible, the database represents titles in their original script and uses diacritics in transliteration. The Guide was made possible by a generous "Innovation and From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Scott's Botanical Links This site is a collection of links to botanical sites. New sites are added regularly and each is well annotated so that the user knows what the site is and whether or not it may be useful. Links have been collectd for over ten years. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


The Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection This site is the portal to a collection of botanical images. The site contains links to numerous collections (American Journal of Botany Cover Images, Carnivorous Plants, Cellular Communication Channels, Economic Botany, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Mitosis, Organography, Paleobotany, Phloem Development, Plant Anatomy, Plant Defense Mechanisms, Plant Geography, Plant Morphology (also includes fungi, slime mold, lichens, mosses), Pollen, Xylem Development ). It is also organized into fifteen slide categories. The collections are searchable and there is information both on how to use the site and o From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


The Ultraportable M4000 WideNote from Sharp Sharp is not one of the better known brands in the world of laptop computers. However, the M4000 WideNote with it's gorgeous screen and elegant form factor, is a quality ultraportable worthy of greater recognition. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on April 26, 2006 at 2:30 p.m..


Beginning and Establishing Teachers' Association (BETA) BETA provides links to induction programs for new teachers around Australia. This Queensland based professional association strives to assist in maximising the effective induction of beginning and establishing teachers as professional educators in schools. The association provides an annual conference and journal entitled 'Spirit of Learning.' From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


WordReference.com This site I found to be useful because you can look up any word or phrases in English and with a click it can me translated into French. It can also be used for a dictionary as well. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


French Food And Cook This site has alot of great tips for cooking french dinners,entrees, desserts and much more. It even has recipes and menus for both meat eaters and vegetarians; it's a great way to learn how to eat like the French. The menus aren't the same every week and if you have any questions your able to ask them. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on April 26, 2006 at 7:30 a.m..


SC: 26/04 Microsoft re-issues Security Bulletin MS06-015 Microsoft has re-released update MS06-015, first published on 11th April 2006, to resolve a vulnerability in Windows; an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on April 26, 2006 at 6:10 a.m..


New Linux Standard Base Release There's been some coverage of a new 3.1 release from the good people at the Linux Standard Base (LSV). I've written in the past about how the LSB is a crucial convergent force within the diverse Linux community. "The Linu From StuartYeates's blog on April 26, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..


Brain Games Aim to Boost Your IQ Games are often derided by critics as mindless fun but new 'brain' games are turning the cliche on its head. This article discusses how games can be designed to give the brain a workout. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


Evaluating Website Accessibility This three-part article series is intended to make it easier for non-experts to perform a basic accessibility check. The series consists of the following articles: Evaluating website accessibility Part 1, Background and Preparation provides some background and suggests some useful tools for the evaluation process; Evaluating website accessibility Part 2, Basic Checkpoints explains accessibility aspects that can be tested with automated tools as well as some relatively easy manual checks; Evaluating website accessibility: Part 3, Digging Deeper takes a look at things that are difficult to test From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Australian College of Information Technology The Australian College of Information Technology offers courses in computing and information technology; multimedia; film and television. Campuses are located on the Australian Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland. The college is also a registered provider of courses for international students. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 4:30 a.m..


Australia Doubles Number of Scholarships to the Asia-Pacific Region Australia will double the number of educational scholarships it offers in the Asia-Pacific region. The new program, to be called Australian Scholarships, will provide nearly $1.4 billion in funding over five years for more than 19,000 scholarships. The initiative brings together Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), managed by Australia’s international aid agency, AusAID, and Endeavour Scholarships, administered by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). DEST Media release, 26 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..


Game Studies A presentation from the Game Developers Conference 2006. The site provides links to slide and handout download, listing the top 10 research resources on the value and function of games. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 2:11 a.m..


First Monday Volume 11, Number 4 - 3 April 2006 A peer-reviewed journal on the Internet. In this issue: In Google we trust: Information integrity in the digital age, by Lee Shaker; The new mobile scholar and the effective use of information and communication technology, by David B. Bills, Stephanie Holliman, Laura Lowe, J. Evans Ochola, Su-Euk Park, Eric J. Reed, Christine Wolfe, and Laura Thudium Zieglowsky; A reflecting and/or refracting Pool: When a local community becomes autonomous online, by Margaretha Haughwout; Beyond binary choices: Understanding and exploiting trade-offs to enhance creativity, by Gerhard Fischer; Comparison of con From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 2:11 a.m..


OLP2 - 2nd Workshop on Ontology Learning and Population. Bridging the Gap between Text and Knowledge Workshop at COLING/ACL 2006 Discussions will be based around: Concept formation on the basis of text; Learning concept hierarchies / non-taxonomic relations / rules / axioms from text; Named-Entity Recognition with respect to an ontology; Ontology-based information extraction; Ontology learning for IE, IR, MT, QA; Gold standard and task-based evaluation of ontology learning. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 2:11 a.m..


Twelfth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications - AI, People and The Web The conference covers topics in Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines and provides an ideal forum for international scientific exchange between Central/Eastern Europe and the rest of the world. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 2:11 a.m..


Collaborative Research Projects with China The Australian Government will increase funding for scientists undertaking collaborative research projects with China, in recognition of the growing significance of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The Australia-China Special Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, established by an MOU in 2000, aims to strengthen bilateral science and technology collaboration between the two countries. Australia and China provide funding, with each country contributing to the costs of its own nationals. 26 April 2006 From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


National Safe Schools Week Australian research shows that almost 20 percent of boys and almost 15 percent of girls report being victims of bullying at least once a week. The inaugural National Safe Schools Week (NSSW) will be held from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2006 and aims to highlight how safe school environments can be created and sustained. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Knowledge Transfer and Engagement Forum: Examining Higher Education's Contribution to the Knowledge Economy Expert speakers include: Professor John Yovich, Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University; Professor Richard Larkins, Vice Chancellor, Monash University; Professor Brian Stoddart, Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University; Professor Helen Garnett, Vice Chancellor, Charles Darwin University; Professor Malcolm Gillies, President, Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Dr Rowan Gilmore, CEO, Australian Institute for Commercialisation; Professor Rob Wallis, President, AUCEA; David Henderson, Managing Director, UniQuest. From EdNA Online on April 26, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


Australia - Malaysia Fellowships The Australia-Malaysia Institute (AMI) announces a new scheme of Fellowships for academics, postgraduate students and other researchers, in three categories: Malaysian Studies - for Australian researchers to visit Malaysian tertiary educational and research institutions; Australian Studies - for Malaysian researchers to visit Australian tertiary educational and research Institutions; Research Excellence - for Malaysian researchers who wish to cooperate with Australian researchers in a research area other than Australian studies. The AMI seeks to promote Australia's relationship with Malay From EdNA Online on April 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Second International Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry (FOMI 2006) FOMI aims to become an international forum where researchers in different disciplines and practitioners of various industry sectors meet to analyze and discuss issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies. Deadline for paper submissions: 15 July 2006. From EdNA Online on April 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


WISE06 - The 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in the rapidly growing area of Web technologies, methodologies and applications. Abstract submission: 6 May 2006. From EdNA Online on April 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


iPods and Podcasting in Education In Wikipedia podcasting is described as 'the distribution of audio or video files, such as radio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either RSS or Atom syndication for listening on mobile devices and personal computers.' This issue of WWWTools for Education provides access to a range of resources on podcasting. From EdNA Online on April 25, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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