Students As Consumers: Legislation and Complaints (ATEM) This one-day seminar from ATEM SA will explore the current legislative framework governing student administration and student service delivery and provide participants with expertise in effective complaint handling, and cover The Higher Education Support Act (HESA), The Trade Practices Act (TPA), The Educational Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS), State and federal equal opportunity legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act, and best practice complaint handling. This seminar is followed by the Student Service Centres Innovation and Excellence Conference in the same locatio From EdNA Online on May 5, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..
EduWise Processor titan Intel, recently unveiled an ambitious plan to manufacture a line of cheap $400 laptops for educators. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on May 5, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..
Science and the media: Struggling again Despite the huge numbers of deaths in the recent tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center appears to be still struggling with communications. They recently issued a very significant alert covering Fiji and New Zealand, only to cancel it, but by the time the cancellation went out, they were so flooded with media enquiries, the message didn't get out though the appropriate channels. From StuartYeates's blog on May 5, 2006 at 5:31 a.m..
Companies in dispute over their use of the Artistic Licence newsforge.com is reporting that a pair of companies are in displute over their use of the open source Artistic Licence, widely used in the Perl world. It's a clear case of whoever drafted the contract for work between the two companies not understanding the licence being used. This does not appear to be a challenge to the licence itself. From StuartYeates's blog on May 5, 2006 at 5:01 a.m..
Kids' Health Topics - Your Food Included in this Child and Youth Health section is information about food and nutrition for children. From EdNA Online on May 5, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..
Queensland Schools Trialling New Technologies Sixteen Queensland schools will investigate how the latest new technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS), digital microscopes and MP3 players can benefit teaching and learning. The 'Discovering New Technologies ICT in the Classroom' initiative will help teachers at all levels of ICT curriculum integration gain valuable insights into making new technologies integral to learning during a year-long research project. From EdNA Online on May 5, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..
Is Your Child Ready For Year 1? Children born from 1 January 2002 to 30 June 2002 will be eligible to start Prep next year. Most children born in 2001 will be attending preschool this year and will be expected to start Year 1 in 2007. Parents of children born in 2001 who are concerned that their child wonâ€™t be ready for Year 1 next year can apply to have their child assessed to see if Prep is the best educational placement for them. From EdNA Online on May 5, 2006 at 3:30 a.m..
Queensland Academies The Queensland Academies have been established by the Queensland Government as part of the second phase of the Smart State Strategy. They will accelerate learning opportunities for Queensland's best and brightest students through the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and provide a pathway for their future careers. The Science, Maths and Technology Academy will allow high achieving students to further develop their skills through leading edge curriculum and links with the University of Queensland. The Creative Industries Academy has been developed in partnership with Queensland U From EdNA Online on May 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Transnational Crime Prevention Centre For Wollongong The Australian Government is providing a one-off capital grant to the University of Wollongong to develop an existing centre of excellence into a global leader in transnational crime prevention. The Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP) will form the focus of an intelligence and security hub at the University's Innovation Campus in Wollongong and will increase Australia's capacity to deal with transnational crime. It will build education, research and institutional linkages between Australia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It will also assist in building law enfo From EdNA Online on May 5, 2006 at 2:30 a.m..
Australian Certificate of Education: Exploring a Way Forward In June 2005, the Australian Government commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), to investigate and report on models for an Australian Certificate of Education. Public comment is being sort on the findings of this report. From EdNA Online on May 4, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..
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