Author Archives: shirley

American Institute of Mathematics Approved Open Access textbooks

http://aimath.org/textbooks/approved-textbooks/ examples: Combinatorics Through Guided Discovery; Kenneth Bogart Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra; E. H. Connell A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra; Victor Shoup source:  LIBLICENSE-L at LISTSERV.CRL.EDU

Europeana Sounds: A gateway to Europe’s sound and music heritage

http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/Europeana-Sounds-A-gateway-to-Europe-s-sound-and-music-heritage-695.aspx The Europeana Sounds project was launched on 1 February 2014. This three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission, will give online access to a critical mass of audiovisual digital-objects by January 2017. Over 540,000 high quality sound recordings will be available via Europeana, from classical and folk music, to environmental sounds from the natural […]

British Pathe

https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe/featured History enthusiasts are now able to browse more than 3,500 hours of some of the most significant moments of the last century. Included in the vast release is unique footage of both World Wars, the Titantic, and more British Pathé says the films, which span from 1896 to 1976, cover every aspect of global […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention TV site

http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention TV site (CDC TV) offers up a range of videos created to provide expert commentary and news updates on a variety of health, safety, and preparedness topics. First-time visitors may wish to browse around through the Most Recent videos which include short meditations on “Healthy Snacking in […]

Research policy in Australian higher education

http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/research/res_seminars/issues_ideas/ with Conor King, Executive Director, Innovative Research Universities. 1-2pm, Monday 10 June Staff and the public are welcome to attend this free seminar. This is seminar is part of the Ideas and Issues seminar series. VENUE: Barbara Falk room, CSHE, Lvl 1, 715 Swanston St. Carlton.

Learning outcomes and and direct assessment

http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/research/res_seminars/issues_ideas/ with Ms Lin Martin 1-2pm, Monday 19 May Staff and the public are welcome to attend this free seminar. This is seminar is part of the Ideas and Issues seminar series. VENUE: Barbara Falk room, CSHE, Lvl 1, 715 Swanston St. Carlton.

Fostering Interaction in online education: Where did the teacher go?

http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/research/res_seminars/issues_ideas/ with Professor Gregor Kennedy, Director of eLearning, CSHE 1-2pm, Monday 5 May VENUE: Barbara Falk room Abstract: The field of educational technology has a longstanding interest in the concept of interaction and interactivity. With every emerging technology comes the promise of new forms of interaction and novel ways of engaging students in the learning […]

Academic Development and student outcomes in the Trinity College iPad project

http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/research/res_seminars/innov/#reg with Mr Glen Jennings and Dr Jennifer Mitchell, Trinity Pathways School 1-2pm, Wednesday 28 May VENUE: Barbara Falk room, CSHE, Lvl 1, 715 Swanston St. Carlton. Success of the Trinity College iPad Project has been achieved through teaching innovations, higher student results and student numbers, as well as more intentional and systematic professional development for […]

Learning analytics @ Melbourne – a panel discussion

http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/research/res_seminars/innov/#reg Panel: Professor Gregor Kennedy, Professor James Bailey & Ms Linda Corrin Chair: Professor Pip Pattison 1-2pm, Wednesday 30 April VENUE: Barbara Falk room, CSHE, Lvl 1, 715 Swanston St. Carlton. This panel session will explore current use and research of learning analytics at the University of Melbourne. Learning analytics refers to the analysis of […]

NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/welcome_library_agreement.html Representatives of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wellcome Trust recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to make thousands of complete back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available online. The terms of the MOU include a donation of £750,000 […]