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On-line learning uses the terms synchronous and asynchronous to describe tools and learning activities. This research looks into the origins of these terms, their use today and asks if these are the correct terms to use and if the use of these terms has held up the development of better tools and techniques.
E-learning techniques are usually classified into two broad categories: synchronous and asynchronous. The core question of this research is how to combine synchronous and asynchronous techniques in e-learning software, so it can have a stronger connection with constructivist education. The benefits and drawbacks of existing e-learning software is looked at… (More)
The Australian Government's “New Colombo Plan” provides $100m funding for Australian university students to undertake part of their studies at universities in the Indo-Pacific region, to foster greater cultural understanding, technical and business links between Australia and the region. The aims of the origins and aims of the original and new… (More)
Researchers predict that the number of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the United States will double by 2050 to more than 17.8 million. This is largely influenced by the baby boomer generation reaching retirement age, as the incidence rate increases from 1 percent for people 60 and younger to more than 5 percent for those 80 and older.… (More)
The paradigm shift Twenty years ago people didn't care how their fish were harvested. Now it is foremost on their minds. The allocations debate will never be an easy one to resolve, but sustainable harvest methods and handling and freshness are more important now than ever before. Hook and line caught fish have a long standing reputation for being easier on… (More)