[LINK] Fwd: [thenetworker] The Networker - an EdNA Online newsletter, 5 February 2003

Antony Barry tony@tony-barry.emu.id.au
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> From: TheNetworker <thenetworker@educationau.edu.au>
> Date: Wed Feb 5, 2003  5:14:49 PM Australia/Canberra
> To: "The Networker" <thenetworker@edna.edu.au>
> Subject: [thenetworker] The Networker - an EdNA Online newsletter, 5 
> February 2003
> Reply-To: "The Networker" <thenetworker@edna.edu.au>
>
> Welcome to The Networker - an EdNA Online newsletter, 5 February 2003
> http://www.edna.edu.au/networker/
>
> The Networker provides you with information about EdNA Online's 
> activities,
> services and resources.
>
> Other newsletters are available at EdNA Online from the following 
> links -
> bookmark these URLs for future reference!
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> EdNA for Schools  http://www.edna.edu.au/whatsnew/schools/
> Early Childhood News http://www.edna.edu.au/schools/earlychildhood/
> VET & ACE e-News http://www.edna.edu.au/vet/news/
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> internationally or add a notice about your forthcoming events.
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> CONTENTS
>
> PRESENTATIONS, COMMENTS, VIEWS
> EdNA ONLINE RESOURCES
> EdNA ONLINE ACTIVITIES
> FROM THE EdNA ONLINE OFFICE
>
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>
> PRESENTATIONS, COMMENTS, VIEWS
>
> Expert Meeting of International and National Educational Networks 
> (EMINENT)
> Conference
> http://eminent.eun.org/frameset_all.html
> Mr Gerry White and Mr Garry Putland attended the EMININENT conference 
> in
> Stockholm, Sweden in late November 2002. The theme for EMINENT 2002 was
> 'Re-engineering learning in schools and society'. Under this heading 
> the
> conference provided an opportunity for experts from the 25 Ministries 
> of
> Education being members of the European Schoolnet to reflect together 
> on the
> longer-term impact of the Information Society on schooling in our 
> societies
> and to discuss the policy, organizational and technical issues that 
> will
> emerge in the perspective of the next 3-5 years. It also gathered 
> experts
> from outside Europe for reflection and networking. Four parallel 
> workshop
> sessions were offered:
>
> *	Workshop 1: Schooling of the future - Models and Policies
> *	Workshop 2: Web services for education - architectural and
> interoperability issues
> *	Workshop 3: New models for learning - Pedagogies and environments.
> *	Workshop 4: Educational portals and beyond - Technologies and
> approaches.
>
> Mr Gerry White presented a keynote speech titled 'Connecting the 
> Future :
> Scenarios and Issues'. Mr Garry Putland presented at Workshop 4: 
> Developing
> a collaborative national education and training portal for Australia -
> responding to the challenges. The presentation is available at
> http://eminent.eun.org/html/presentations/Putland_ws4.ppt
>
> National Issues in VET
> http://www.vetnetwork.org.au/conferences/national/adrian_stephens.ppt
> A keynote by Adrian Stephens, Director - Client Relationship, 
> Australian
> National Training Authority, presented at the VETNetwork National
> Conference, October 2002.
>
> Quality Online Education: New Research Agendas
> http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/tq/papers/reid.doc
> A paper by Ian C. Reid, University of South Australia, presented at the
> Seventh Quality in Higher Education International Seminar, Transforming
> Quality, October 2002.
>
> Raising the Bar and Reducing Failures: A Possible Dream
> http://www.acer.edu.au/workshops/documents/ACER_conference-McGaw.pdf
> A paper by Dr. Barry McGaw, from the Organisation for Economic Co- 
> operation
> and Development. Presented at the Australian Council for Educational
> Research Conference 'Providing World-Class School Education: What Can
> Australia Learn from International Achievement Studies?', October 2002.
>
> EdNA ONLINE RESOURCES
>
> Australian Campus Network
> http://www.auscampus.net.au/
> The Network has been established to offer jointly-awarded degrees under
> license from La Trobe University, Australia, and Oxford Brookes 
> University,
> United Kingdom. It specialises in Business degrees with an 
> international
> focus. Campuses are based in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
>
> DEST Publications - Higher Education Statistics Collections
> http://www.dest.gov.au/highered/statpubs.htm#researpubs
> The publications listed on this page are prepared from the data 
> collected
> through the Higher Education Statistics Collection. The most recent
> statistical publications can be downloaded at no cost.
>
> EdNA Online Theme Pages for Schools: Australian Animals, Birds, and
> Minibeasts
> http://www.edna.edu.au/schools/themes/animals.html
> The page provides teachers and students with evaluated quality 
> resources
> from the EdNA Online database, with a focus on Australian animals, 
> birds,
> minibeasts, fauna, marsupials and reptiles.
>
> National ICT Australia
> http://nicta.com.au/
> National ICT Australia is funded by the Australian Government's 
> Department
> of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and the 
> Australian
> Research Council through Backing Australia's Ability and the ICT 
> Centre of
> Excellence program. The site informs about research and education
> initiatives undertaken by the organisation.
>
> Y-Biz Hothouse
> http://www.youth2youth.com.au/hothouse.asp
> Y-Biz Hothouse provides learning and connection for young 
> entrepreneurs.
> Workshops for schools and online info for youth. All created by and 
> run by
> young people!
>
> All items recently added to EdNA Online:
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html
>
> *	Added to Adult and Community Education
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html?category=12691
> *	Added to Higher Education
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html?category=14899
> *	Added to International Education
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html?category=19179
> *	Added to School Education
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html?category=3830
> *	Added to Vocational Education and Training
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html?category=12650
> *	Added to General Education References
> http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/recentitem.html?category=528
>
> Note that these URLs are dynamic so you can check for new resources 
> added
> every day.
>
> EdNA ONLINE ACTIVITIES
>
> Forums and Chats
>
> Teacher Resource Forum
> http://forum.edna.edu.au/event.asp?Id=14030
> This forum will be linked to our Teacher Resource Site and is designed 
> to
> encourage teachers to share ideas, collaborate and network.
>
> Noticeboards
>
> Some recent additions to the Noticeboards
> (http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticeboard.html) include:
>
> *	2003 Careers Fairs Dates at Universities
> http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticeread.html?nbid=688&nid=3397
> A list of careers fairs dates, by State/Territory and University.
> *	Ninth Commonwealth Study Conference Australia and New Zealand
> http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticeread.html?nbid=688&nid=3399
> The conference is an opportunity for our young leaders to meet and 
> explore
> ideas. They will discuss the sustainability of traditional cultural, 
> moral,
> political and legal frameworks in our rapidly globalising world.
>
> Upcoming Conferences and Events
>
> *	Higher Education Summit
> http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticeread.html?nbid=688&nid=3399
> Organised by The Australian Financial Review. The two-day summit will
> provide important intelligence and insight for universities and 
> business
> leaders in meeting the needs of business and achieving a strong 
> knowledge
> economy in Australia.
> *	International Conference on the Future of the Book
> http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticeread.html?nbid=688&nid=3409
> The Book Conference 2003 will address a range of critically important 
> themes
> relating to the future of the book, as well as its past and the state 
> of the
> book industry, books and reading today. Organised by RMIT University 
> and
> Common Ground Conferences.
>
> View all conferences and events listed with EdNA Online:
>
> Conferences and Events in Australia
> http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticelist.html?id=688
> Conferences and Events Overseas
> http://www.edna.edu.au/noticeboards/noticelist.html?id=690
>
> FROM THE EdNA ONLINE OFFICE
>
> Visitors and Alliances
>
> Culture and Recreation Portal
> education.au limited have announced the signing of a Memorandum of
> Understanding with the Culture and Recreation Portal
> http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/. The purpose of this 
> collaboration
> is to support and promote opportunities for Australian education and
> training, share online resources, share knowledge and skills in 
> relation to
> online services, and technical expertise.
>
> Statistics
>
> Newsletters - 13,154 - a 4% growth since November 2002
> The Communicator - 2,999 subscribers
> The Networker - 4,709 subscribers
> Early Childhood Newsletter - 2,110 subscribers
> EdNA for Schools - 1,809 subscribers
> ACE/VET e-News - 1,309 subscribers
> Higher Education Update - 218 subscribers
> Australian Conferences and Events - 56 currently listed
> Conferences and Events Overseas - 45 currently listed
>
> Staff Profile - Nelly Ivanova
>
> Nelly likes and seeks change and challenge. Ten years ago she changed 
> her
> place of residence, from Bulgaria to Australia, together with her 
> husband
> and two children, and faced the challenge of starting from scratch. 
> Not long
> after, she changed career, from music and piano teacher, to research
> assistant at the National Languages and Literacy Institute of 
> Australia,
> testing on the way the 'travel consultant' occupation. She is an 
> expert in
> simultaneously working full-time, volunteering after hours, undertaking
> postgraduate studies part-time, looking after her family, and hosting 
> and
> entertaining visiting relatives.
>
> Nelly first learned about EdNA in 1997, from a colleague at the 
> University
> of South Australia, where she was working at the time as an Information
> Officer, Research Centre for Languages and Cultures Education. In 1998 
> she
> joined education.au limited, with the initial assignment to identify 
> and
> evaluate quality resources for the EdNA Online database. Over the 
> years she
> has performed a range of tasks for EdNA Online in an 
> 'across-the-sectors'
> Information Officer role, including maintenance of the reference 
> collection,
> production and publication of online newsletters, providing support and
> information to users, maintenance of the conferences noticeboards, 
> research
> assistance, and others.
>
> In 2003 Nelly will be responsible for the resources and services 
> available
> from the Higher Education section of EdNA Online. In addition, she will
> continue to produce and publish some of EdNA Online's newsletters 
> including
> The Networker and The Communicator.
>
> Email Nelly at nivanova@educationau.edu.au
>
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