Monthly Archives July 2005

New research shows that a single, optimistic college adviser can propel legions of low-income high school students to higher education. Thomas described his research Monday at the annual meeting of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, in New York City. Thomas is studying the efficacy of policies that seek to make college available in various cultural and socioeconomic…

Shane Green from the Age writes: A new definition of public education may allow non-government schools to operate as public schools. Private schools would be invited into a new-look, broader public education system, under a radical plan being discussed by Victoria's education community. The independent Education Foundation has produced a paper proposing a new definition of public education, allowing non-government…

As has been reported in May , the CRLLEN has been successful in securing 0.248 Million from the Federal Government's Community Based Demand Aggregation Broker Programme. The project is a joint partnership between the Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires. Macedon Ranges Shire will be the lead agent. The project is the Central Ranges Community Based Demand Aggregation Broker. The…

This would be good, we just need it state and nation-wide and ALL government sectors... See: http://www.centralrangesllen.org.au/communitybroadband Pilot projects have been commissioned to investigate the possibilities of e-learning across broadband and the development of a nationally linked vocational education and training (VET) system. The Access to Bandwidth Project, an initiative of the 2005 Australian Flexible Learning Framework, is working towards a…

Two museums are at work on a project to create one of the largest free databases of masterwork photography anywhere on the Web. By RANDY KENNEDY. Link: Amassing a Treasury of Photography.

Noel Preston argues there are legitimate concerns about integrity in the public service. Constant reform is needed to provide a context in which public officials can perform their roles not only effectively but ethically as well. So true. Not just QLD.... Link: Absence of ethics in the public service.

A colleague of mine, Jon Mason. A chapter in Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques by Jon Mason. This chapter focuses on the growing importance of e-learning as knowledge scaffolding, the emerging significance of knowledge management practice in informing strategic directions for the development of e-learning systems. Link: From e-learning to e-knowledge.

Sigh... Teachers in Victorian public schools will be given the legal right to discuss religion in the classroom, in a historic modification of legislation governing the state's secular education system. The Government intends to change the Education Act to recognise that teachers at senior levels already discuss religion when it is relevant to an area of study, giving the example…

Easypodcast is a free software tool for easy podcast publication. Podcasting is making audio files (most commonly in MP3 format) available online in a way that allows software to automatically download the files for listening at the user's convenience. Link: Easy Podcast.

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