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Competency-Based Education
Content to come 7/13/1999 
This web site contains content to come.
 

Demographics
Census and Demographic Data 7/13/1999 
This web site contains links to the various census and demographic database such as Government Information Sharing Project, Statistical Resources on the Web and U.S. Bureau of the Census.
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
U.S. Census Bureau 7/13/1999 
This is the main page for the U.S. Census Bureau.
 

Distance and Online Education
American Center for Study of Distance Education 7/31/2000 
Founded in 1986, the Center is home of American Journal of Distance Education, various related publications, Distance Education Online Symposium and various conferences over past 15 years. (7/31/2000)
 
Asynchronous Learning Networks Web Site 7/13/1999 
The ALN website has many resources for those interested in asynchro us learning, including a journal, workshops, and a variety of products.
 
Autobiograhical Writing, Performing, and Role Modeling: On-Site and Long-Distance 11/24/2000 
Dr. Diane Howard has been engaged in research and writing about the power of autobiographical stories in role modeling. Her research has provided evidence of the relationship of role models, presented in on-site and long-distance performances, and internal locus of control, a predictor of motivation achievement, in audiences (especially minority and marginalized audience members). This site provides her publications, research, curricula, and links to related resources. (11/24/2000)
 
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
AccreditedOnlineColleges.org 10/12/2012 
Accreditation status is important in making decisions about which online college to use. This site enables individuals to search for an institution using such criteria as location, subject, size, and graduation rates.
 
Distance Education Clearinghouse 7/13/1999 
The University of Wisconsin-Extension's database of information about programs, systems, technology, organizations, and just about anything of interest in the distance education area.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
Maryland Community College Consortium for Teaching Reasoning 8/2/2000 
The site contains much of interest to faculty teaching disciplinary thinking in their courses: articles, workshop handouts, lists of books on teaching thinking (including publishers' URLs and telephone numbers), links to other web sites on teaching thinking, a list of URLs for students writing persuasive arguments, and more. (8/2/2000)
 
Online Collaborative Learning in Higher Education  
Links to resources of all kinds - books, articles, conferences, people, etc - realted to online collaborative learning (or CSCL) in higher education.
 
PLATO Learning - Publication's Section 8/2/2000 
PLATO? is a computer-based instructional system designed to enhance the learning process and help adolescent and adult learners reach their fullest potential. We provide solutions for the following groups: Middle Schools High School Remediation High School Enrichment High School Graduation Requirements Alternative Education Special Education Developmental Studies Workforce Training Community Education Adult Basic Education /GED/ESL Programs JTPA Programs Welfare-To-Work Programs The publications below are Technical Papers authored by Dr. Rob Foshay - Vice President of Instructional Design and Cognitive Learning. Technical Papers: * PLATO Instructional Philosophy * Evaluation Guidelines for PLATO * Effectiveness of Computer-Based Training and PLATO * Principles for Teaching Problem Solving * A Guide for Implementing Technology * Instructional Models * Teaching Reading with PLATO (8/2/2000)
 
The AutoAuditorium System for televising lectures  
I would like to make you aware of the AutoAuditorium System, a technology that could have a very positive impact on the availability of Distance Education. In a nut shell ... Create Auditorium and Classroom Videos Without a Crew! The AutoAuditorium System turns an ordinary auditorium, lecture hall or classroom into one that automatically makes broadcasts and recordings of lectures and talks. Permanently installed in the room, it uses cameras and microphones to be "aware" of what is happening on stage. It televises the most common auditorium talk: people speaking on stage, showing slides to a local audience. Because the system is completely automatic, the people on stage and in the local audience are not distracted. To remote audiences, an AutoAuditorium program is usually indistinguishable from one produced by a crew. Easy and economical to use, it is used often. Thus many more people can avoid traveling, or missing talks because of a schedule conflicts. Classes taught in one location can be telecast to other locations and/or recorded for later use. IBM TJ Watson Research has three systems in use. They published a paper in January 2001 saying that they were creating video for their e-Seminar service at the rate of 5 - 10 hours per week. Since then, their use has increased. They created 150 AutoAuditorium videos in 2002, which grew to 233 in 2003. Boeing also has a system, used to send presentations from Seattle around the country. Additional information is available from Foveal Systems 973 822-2085 http://www.AutoAuditorium.com See the video demonstration at http://www.AutoAuditorium.com/videos.html
 
The Center for Futurism in Education 2/18/2001 
The Center for Futurism in Education at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was founded in order to advance and foster paradigmatic changes in educational systems and other organizational settings. The Center focuses on: 1) The formation of new models of learning according to the: Medium of learning (e-learning), Basic processes (active learning, cooperative learning, Problem learning, reflective learning, Peer learning), Organizational structure (Virtual learning, distance learning, Flexible learning) In different institutional settings (school, public organization, businesses, and cooperation). 2) Research in the above areas. 3) Seminars and conferences. (2/18/2001)
 
The Commonwealth of Learning 7/13/1999 
International education organization created to enhance access to education using distance learning and other technologies.
 
Online Schools: Texas 9/4/2012
This open-access database catalogues Texas K-12 and college and university online schools available to the public.
 
Accredited Online Colleges 9/4/2012 
This site provides comprehensive information ranking US online colleges by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, and graduation/retention rates.
 
The Virtual University Gazette 9/6/2000 
The Virtual University Gazette is a free monthly e-mail newsletter and webzine for practitioners and students of distance learning. It announces new programs, jobs in distance learning, and news of new events in virtual learning. (9/6/2000)
 
The Wellspring 7/13/1999 
An online community of distance educators.
 
Video Online Workshhop 7/31/2000 
Self nomination: Hardly any other websites or resources describe such valuable data as the ITU-T recommended values to mean in the real world. You can find, for instance, ITU-T G.722 audio to hear in the real teleconference. (7/31/2000)
 
World Lecture Hall 7/13/1999 
Contains pointers to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the web to deliver course material.
 

Education
AASA 7/20/1999 
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is committed to mproving the condition of children and youth, preparing schools and school systems for the 21st century, connecting schools and communities, and enhancing the quality and effectiveness of school leaders.
 
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
CenterPoint 8/6/2001 
CenterPoint is ACE's free web-based adult learning magazine. It includes articles on innovations, best practices, and model programs in distance and adult learning. It also features statistics for practitioners, a directory on online resources, and success stories of adult learners. (8/6/2001)
 
Creating Preferred Futures 12/22/2000 
Current and future generations will encounter a future world that will be radically different than the present and past. For the most part, however, curriculum, learning strategies and teaching methods continue to focus on the past and present. Integrating a systematic consideration of the future aids students by equipping them with the perspectives, skills and abilities they will need to successfully navigate their future. Creating Preferred Futures offers children and youth an opportunity to develop creative, futures-oriented problem solving and critical thinking skills that enhance learning in any content or subject area. If you would like your students to learn how to create their preferred futures within the context of your particular learning community, or in unique collaborative activities with other students around the world, then CPF is for you. Creating Preferred Futures features interactive forums for students and teachers to collaborate on futures-oriented classroom and community projects, extensive web resources, an online futures-oriented tutorial, mentoring assistance and a "trend watcher" function that logs and categorizes environmental scanning "hits." (12/22/2000)
 
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics 8/23/2000 
The site provides publications, databases, a question-answering service, and other services that provide information about the teaching and learning of foreign languages, English as a second language, cultural education, and linguistics. (8/23/2000)
 
Frugal Dad 3/10/2013 
This site ranks accredited colleges and universities from least to most expensive.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
OLDaily 9/7/2001 
OLdaily is a daily email newsletter covering trends and developments in online learning. By Stephen Downes. (9/7/2001)
 
Online Collaborative Learning in Higher Education  
Links to resources of all kinds - books, articles, conferences, people, etc - realted to online collaborative learning (or CSCL) in higher education.
 
PLATO Learning - Publication's Section 8/2/2000 
PLATO? is a computer-based instructional system designed to enhance the learning process and help adolescent and adult learners reach their fullest potential. We provide solutions for the following groups: Middle Schools High School Remediation High School Enrichment High School Graduation Requirements Alternative Education Special Education Developmental Studies Workforce Training Community Education Adult Basic Education /GED/ESL Programs JTPA Programs Welfare-To-Work Programs The publications below are Technical Papers authored by Dr. Rob Foshay - Vice President of Instructional Design and Cognitive Learning. Technical Papers: * PLATO Instructional Philosophy * Evaluation Guidelines for PLATO * Effectiveness of Computer-Based Training and PLATO * Principles for Teaching Problem Solving * A Guide for Implementing Technology * Instructional Models * Teaching Reading with PLATO (8/2/2000)
 
Plato 9/4/2000 
PLATO? is a computer-based instructional system designed to enhance the learning process and help adolescent and adult learners reach their fullest potential. This site contains a description of Plato products, future products, and technical papers. (9/4/2000)
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
TeAch-nology.com 8/21/2001 
TeAch-nology.com offers teachers FREE access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, over 150,000 reviewed web sites, rubrics, educational games, teaching / technology tips, advice from expert teachers, current education news, teacher downloads, teacher finance help, web quests, and teacher resources for creating just about anything a teacher could need. (8/21/2001)
 
The Big Busy Schoolhouse 7/20/1999 
At The Big Busy Schoolhouse viewers will find teacher's guides, activities, school visit information, free teachers' exchange bulletin boards, theme and skill correlations for all program titles, contests for teachers and schools, tips for reading to babies and toddlers, and instructions for subscribing to the HarperCollins Children's Books newsletter for teachers and librarians.
 
The Center for Futurism in Education 2/18/2001 
The Center for Futurism in Education at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was founded in order to advance and foster paradigmatic changes in educational systems and other organizational settings. The Center focuses on: 1) The formation of new models of learning according to the: Medium of learning (e-learning), Basic processes (active learning, cooperative learning, Problem learning, reflective learning, Peer learning), Organizational structure (Virtual learning, distance learning, Flexible learning) In different institutional settings (school, public organization, businesses, and cooperation). 2) Research in the above areas. 3) Seminars and conferences. (2/18/2001)
 
The National Math Trail 1/16/2001 
Real World Math The National Math Trail is a K-12 Internet project. Students explore their communities and create math problems that relate to what they find. Teachers submit the problems to the National Math Trail site and can add photos, drawings, videos. All submissions are posted to the site. (1/16/2001)
 
The Wandwaver Solution 7/31/2000 
The Wandwaver Solution is a proposal and an unbudgeted plan for revolutionary change in the university (as an instrument of higher education around the world). While the change is revolutionary in scope, it can be achieved through well-defined, well-tested evolutionary processes, which minimize the costs of transformation while still carrying out essential functions. (7/31/2000)
 
Guide to Top Accredited Online MBA Programs 2/2/2016 
This guide provides expert guidance on how to find the right MBA program, how to prepare an application, and how to finance a graduate degree in business.
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

Internet Resources
A Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education
(See also the department's
Biennial Report)
7/20/1999 
This site is intended to make the U.S. Department of Education more accessable to teachers.
 
AASA 7/20/1999 
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is committed to mproving the condition of children and youth, preparing schools and school systems for the 21st century, connecting schools and communities, and enhancing the quality and effectiveness of school leaders.
 
Access Excellence 7/20/1999 
Access Excellence, launched in 1993, is a national educational program that provides high school biology teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web.
 
American Journalism Review News Link 7/6/2000 
This page enables you to go to a number of online newspapers and journals classified by geographical region an type. The left sidebar also enables you to go to a number of other Internet resources. (7/6/2000)
 
American School Directory 7/20/1999 
The American School Directory is the Internet guide to all 106,000 K-12 schools, providing information and communication for teachers, students, parents, local communities and families planning a move.
 
Awesome Stories.com 9/7/2001 
Using the great stories of history and popular culture as a springboard, our site interactively allows people to examine the actual documents, pictures, graphics and other primary resources that are the backbone of the story. It helps people make up their own minds about what really occurred and turns learning into a fun and entertaining process. For example, many people would like to know what really happened to the Challenger and its astronauts. Our site (in the Disaster channel) takes visitors directly to NASA's various (and hard-to-search) web sites where they can see for themselves what really happened. (How many people realize they have to search for "STS 51-L" at a NASA site to locate information about the Challenger explosion?) We also link to the actual government investigation reports. In today's world, students leave the movie theatre believing they just saw actual history take place on the big screen. Our site (in the "Flicks" channel) helps educators teach what's real - and what's not - about movies that are based on actual people and events. The site is like a very specific search engine that helps educators, parents and students find precisely what they need at the moment they need it. With nearly 100,000 internal links, taking visitors to primary and secondary source materials, the site is becoming an indispensible resource for the e-learning world. If the best evidence is found at a foreign web site (usually a university, museum or national archive), we link to that. For example, some of the most intriguing information about the Hindenberg disaster is found on German sites. We link to such sites, translating what English-speaking people need to know in order to understand "the evidence." Visitors to our site can see the actual Hindenberg explosion on-line because we "take" them to Germany to watch the film. (9/7/2001)
 
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
CEARCH 7/20/1999 
The Cisco Educational Archive, featuring a "CEARCH engine" for key word searches, and the Virtual Schoolhouse which is complete with classrooms by subject, a teachers' lounge, a principal's office and even a play ground.
 
Classroom Connect 7/20/1999 
The resources available in this site augment Classroom Connect's line of product offerings which include newsletters, videos, books, training systems, and conferences for K-12 educators and students around the globe.
 
Department of Education Programs 7/20/1999 
A searchable database of the more than 200 programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education is available in the Online Library.
 
Education Place 7/20/1999 
Houghton Mifflin Company offers various K-8 instructional materials for the teachers, parents and children. It maintains online support centers for Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Project.
 
Education World 7/20/1999 
Education World contains a search engine for educational Web sites, an information source on the Web with news from USA Today, monthly site reviews and employment listings to keep educators up to date. It also has original content such as lesson plans, articles written by education experts, and information on how to make the best use of technology in the classroom.
 
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse 7/20/1999 
A clearinghouse for resources aimed at math and science instructors in K-12.
 
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) 7/20/1999 
FREE makes hundreds of Internet-based education resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government easier to find. Search the resources or see them listed by subject.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
HEPROC: Higher Education Resources 7/20/1999 
HEPROC is an online resource (WWW and mailing list) offering news, discussion opportunities, research service, interviews, archives, articles, outreach, resource directories, and other professional development tools to higher education personnel worldwide.
 
Institute of Higher Education 7/20/1999 
Home page of Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida.
 
Internet Resources for Institutional Reseach 7/20/1999 
Various links for institutional reseach, maintained by George Mason University.
 
Jones Education Networks 7/20/1999 
Knowledge Online is your gateway to news, information, products and services available from each of the Jones Education Companies.
 
Knowledge Base 7/5/2000 
Knowledge base offers comprehensive listing of newspapers and magazines from around the world with a free on line Internet presence. (7/5/2000)
 
LawBuzz.com 8/21/2001 
Using the great stories of history and popular culture as a springboard, this site interactively allows people to examine the actual documents, pictures, graphics and other primary resources that are the backbone of the story. It helps people make up their own minds about what really occurred and turns learning into a fun and entertaining process. The site is like a very specific search engine that helps educators, parents and students find precisely what they need at the moment they need it. With nearly 100,000 internal links, taking visitors to primary and secondary source materials, the site is becoming an indispensible resource for the e-learning world. (8/21/2001)
 
Learning Support Centers in Higher Education 8/23/2000 
Learning Support Centers in Higher Education is a joint venture of Paradise Valley Community College and the University of Arizona.The site includes a conference and events calendar, bibliographies and webliographies, many full text articles, learning materials, management resources, research links, and other related professional development resources -- all focused on the needs of learning support center personnel, teaching faculty, and administrators of related academic support programs and services. (8/23/2000)
 
LiveText 7/20/1999 
LiveText is a "living textbook" for teachers, pointing to the best resources for teaching with technology. It was developed by the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University to provide guidance and models for curriculum develoment and technology planning.
 
McREL 7/20/1999 
McREL provides technical assistance and consultation in education to make a difference in the quality of education and learning for all through excellence in applied research, product development, and service.
 
Mustang: A Web Cruising Vehicle 7/20/1999 
The Mustang Project is a vehicle to facilitate teacher use of Web66 and to help teachers integrate the Internet into the curriculum.
 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 7/20/1999 
This Web site is the searchable database of the NARA. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all federal records.
 
National Paideia Center 7/20/1999 
The goal of the Paideia Program is to provide a rigorous, liberal arts education in grades k-12 which will allow all graduates to have the skills necessary to earn a living, to think and act critically as responsible citizens, and to continue educating themselves as life-long learners.
 
Online Collaborative Learning in Higher Education  
Links to resources of all kinds - books, articles, conferences, people, etc - realted to online collaborative learning (or CSCL) in higher education.
 
PLATO Learning - Publication's Section 8/2/2000 
PLATO? is a computer-based instructional system designed to enhance the learning process and help adolescent and adult learners reach their fullest potential. We provide solutions for the following groups: Middle Schools High School Remediation High School Enrichment High School Graduation Requirements Alternative Education Special Education Developmental Studies Workforce Training Community Education Adult Basic Education /GED/ESL Programs JTPA Programs Welfare-To-Work Programs The publications below are Technical Papers authored by Dr. Rob Foshay - Vice President of Instructional Design and Cognitive Learning. Technical Papers: * PLATO Instructional Philosophy * Evaluation Guidelines for PLATO * Effectiveness of Computer-Based Training and PLATO * Principles for Teaching Problem Solving * A Guide for Implementing Technology * Instructional Models * Teaching Reading with PLATO (8/2/2000)
 
Research Methods Resources 7/20/1999 
This is a compilation of resources dealing with research methods maintained by the College of Education, Arizona State University.
 
Safety Ed International  
SafetyEd International is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of California, and run by volunteers with many years experience in Internet safety education and child advocacy. Founded on August 1,1998, it is made up of skilled Internet users who work in the field of cyberspace safety and safety education. It's President and CEO is Colin Gabriel Hatcher, a cyberspace lawyer and world renowned expert in this field, who has spent more than 10,000 hours online teaching, researching and working in cyberspace safety. For more information on Colin?s qualifications, please visit http://www.safetyed.org/safetyed/gabriel.html. He can be reached by email at colinhatcher@yahoo.com. SafetyEd works in many areas of Internet Safety: proactive educational programs and resources, and child protection and child advocacy. On our website you will find a huge amount of resources aimed at helping librarians, parents, teachers, teens and kids enjoy cyberspace safely, both original research and links to other useful websites and organizations.
 
School Is Dead, Learn in Freedom! 7/20/1999 
This site is an aid for those who want to continue their education outside the school environment by means of the WWW.
 
Technology and Higher Education Statistics, Surveys, and Reports 7/20/1999 
The Institute for Academic Technology (IAT) is a national research and development center for the application of information technologies to learning, instruction and research. This site contains the full text many valuable reports.
 
The AskERIC Virtual Library 7/20/1999 
AskERIC is a personalized Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and others throughout the United States and the World.
 
The Big Busy Schoolhouse 7/20/1999 
At The Big Busy Schoolhouse viewers will find teacher's guides, activities, school visit information, free teachers' exchange bulletin boards, theme and skill correlations for all program titles, contests for teachers and schools, tips for reading to babies and toddlers, and instructions for subscribing to the HarperCollins Children's Books newsletter for teachers and librarians.
 
The EdWeb K-12 Resource Guide 7/20/1999 
An excellent collection of on-line educational resources.
 
The Educators' Forum 7/20/1999 
This site offers two Message Boards:The Administrator's Forum and The Educator's Forum. These Web Message Board Systems are meant to encourage the discussion of School Administration, Education, Technology, and the Web, or any combination thereof.
 
The Global Campus 7/20/1999 
The Global Campus is a collaborative multimedia database containing a variety of outstanding educational materials such as images, sounds, text, and video to be used for nonprofit, educational purposes.
 
The National Math Trail 1/16/2001 
Real World Math The National Math Trail is a K-12 Internet project. Students explore their communities and create math problems that relate to what they find. Teachers submit the problems to the National Math Trail site and can add photos, drawings, videos. All submissions are posted to the site. (1/16/2001)
 
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 7/20/1999 
This is the homepage for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. It contains a wealth of information for educators in North Carolina.
 
The Yahoo Directory: Education 7/20/1999 
A good starting point on the Web for searches related to education.
 
Through the Bagelhole 8/1/2000 
This site is an ever-improving list of low-tech methods to help individuals and communities move toward self-sustainability. A cutting edge method for urbanites with or without land to grow their own food, whereby the problems of insufficient space and time are finally overcome, is a focus. The site has had problems as it is all volunteer run, and the homepage and other aspects are awaiting update, hopefully soon. (8/1/2000)
 
Times Higher Education Supplment 7/20/1999 
THES provides weekly international and United Kingdom news, features, opinion, book reviews and academic jobs.
 
U.S. Department of Education Internet Services 7/20/1999 
This is the homepage of the U.S. Department of Education. Through it users can obtain easy access to information about U.S. Department of Education programs and services.
 
Urban Education Web 7/20/1999 
UEweb offers manuals, brief articles, annotated bibliographies, reviews and summaries of outstanding publications, and conference announcements in urban education.
 
WWW Access 7/20/1999 
This is a clearinghouse for Social Sciences subject-oriented bibliographies.
 
Web66 WWW School Registry 7/20/1999 
A great list of K-12 schools with Web sites.
 
World Transformation 7/13/1999 
A site of "Alternative Futures."
 
edHelper WebQuests, Lessons, Worksheets, and News 11/1/2000 
Over 1,000 Webquests Over 6,000 Lesson Plans Free Worksheets Educational News updated Daily Over 500 Educational Programs (11/1/2000)
 

Journals and Articles
21stC 7/20/1999 
Columbia University's print/online magazine about research and the ideas that research generates.
 
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Closing the "Values-Gap": The Coming "Cyberspace Society" by Vigdor Schreibman 7/20/1999 
People must learn to work and plan together to bring about a better balance between the pivotal moving forces of the economy, society, and environment. New possibilities appear in cyberspace that would allow the people to assert mastery over this new medium.
 
Council of Great City Schools Online Newsletters 7/13/1999 
The Council of the Great City Schools is a coalition of some 50 of the nation's largest urban public school systems. This is a list of online newsletters published by them which address such issues as research, management, and teacher recruitment.
 
Cultivate Interactive Web magazine 9/5/2000 
Cultivate Interactive is a new pan-European Web magazine which is funded under the European Commission's DIGICULT programme. Cultivate Interactive is aimed at the European cultural heritage community including IT staff, information professionals, researchers, managers, policy makers, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, non-profit making organisations. (9/5/2000)
 
ERIC Digests 7/13/1999 
ERIC Digest, funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), maintains short reports on topics of current interest in education.
 
Educational Excellence Network 7/13/1999 
The Educational Excellence Network is a national information clearinghouse. This website contains the full text of of articles dealing with educational reform at the K-12 level.
 
Educational Technology & Society journal 8/3/2000 
The Educational Technology & Society journal(ISSN 1436-4522) is published by IFETS and IEEE Learning Technology Task Force. The journal aims to provide a common platform for educational system developers and educators who implement and manage such systems. (8/3/2000)
 
Electronic School 7/13/1999 
Electronic School is a quarterly technology magazine for K-12 school leaders and educators who are striving to enhance student learning through the judicious and appropriate use of technology.
 
Euromath Bulletin 7/13/1999 
Euromath is a project to enhance research support for European mathematicians, and to stimulate interchange among them, by creating a research environment based on modern information technology. Euromath produces to this end software and services. (4/11/1996)
 
Exploit Interactive Web magazine 9/5/2000 
Exploit is an accompanying measure designed to promote the results of EU library projects (both FP3 and FP4) and to facilitate their take-up by the market of library and information systems. Exploit Interactive is the Exploit project's Pan-European web magazine, designed to promote awareness, disseminate and exploit reusable project applications and results. (9/5/2000)
 
Improving America's Schools: A Newsletter on Issues in School Reform 7/13/1999 
This is a series of newsletters intended to help school, district, and state leaders explore key topics in improving America's schools. Each issue focuses on a critical education reform element, describes current thinking and activities, and offers sources of additional information. (11/5/1996)
 
Informing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman 7/20/1999 
This article argues that a blind trust in the redeeming power of information is misplaced. A healthy society will also give its energies to philosophical thought and self-inquiry.
 
Kapi'olani Community College 7/20/1999 
A list of journals and publications produced by Kapi'olani Community College's. These publications deal largely with community colleges and distance education.
 
PLATO Learning - Publication's Section 8/2/2000 
PLATO? is a computer-based instructional system designed to enhance the learning process and help adolescent and adult learners reach their fullest potential. We provide solutions for the following groups: Middle Schools High School Remediation High School Enrichment High School Graduation Requirements Alternative Education Special Education Developmental Studies Workforce Training Community Education Adult Basic Education /GED/ESL Programs JTPA Programs Welfare-To-Work Programs The publications below are Technical Papers authored by Dr. Rob Foshay - Vice President of Instructional Design and Cognitive Learning. Technical Papers: * PLATO Instructional Philosophy * Evaluation Guidelines for PLATO * Effectiveness of Computer-Based Training and PLATO * Principles for Teaching Problem Solving * A Guide for Implementing Technology * Instructional Models * Teaching Reading with PLATO (8/2/2000)
 
Renewing the Progressive Contract with Posterity: On the Social Construction of Digital Learning Communities by Robert McClintock 7/20/1999 
This article examines the potentialities offered to education by communications technology.
 
School News 7/13/1999 
School News is a weekly publication offering a selection of Internet resources of interest to educators, students and parents of students. (4/2/1997)
 
Sociological Research Online 7/20/1999 
Sociological Research Online publishes high quality applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions which engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates.
 
Space, Collaboration, and the Credible City: Academic Work in the Virtual University by Stephen R. Acker 7/20/1999 
This article asks collaborators on an electronic article to be sensitive to the role that physical space plays in creative human endeavors, and to consider the impact on work accomplished in merged electronic and physical work environments.
 
TEACH Magazine 4/30/2001 
TEACH Magazine has recently launched its sister publication, Higher Learning. Higher Learning is an electronic publication for post-secondary faculty and administrators that focuses on technology-based teaching and learning applications. It is published 6 times a year, subscriptions are free, and issues are available for download at the TEACH Magazine Web site. Subscribers receive their issues via email in PDF format. Higher Learning is looking for editorial submissions and suggestions from faculty members. (4/30/2001)
 
TESL-EJ 7/13/1999 
Teaching English as a Second Language Electronic Journal focusses on issues and trends in the field of English language education.
 

Open Educational Resources and MOOCs
Below is a list of open educational resources including Massive Open Online Courses that you can use to further your own education. These "disruptive innovations" promise to alter the educational landscape. Most of the resources on this list are completely free; others require a nominal fee (particularly MOOCs, where the fee may be more than nominal). Please send your nomination of OERs that are not listed here to James Morrison. (Page currently under construction)
 
Carnegie Mellon University OpenLearningInitiative (OLI) 5/18/2012

The OLI is an Open Educational Resources project providing web-based courses based on a detailed, science-based understanding of how students learn. The courses are designed to support students without an instructor. A primary objective is to build a community of use for the courses that contributes to ongoing course evaluation, development, and improvement. A video describing the initiative is available here .

 
Kahn Academy 5/29/2012 
Currently over 3,200 short videos teaching basic concepts in subjects including physics, finance, history, and math are available on this site, funded primarily by the Gates Foundation.
 
Online University 5/29/2012 
This online open-access institution seeks to empower people by providing high quality resources across many academic disciplines.
 
University of the People 5/4/2012 
Billed as "the world's first tuition-free online university dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education," UofPeople provides associates and bachelors degree programs in business administration and computer science. It currently has over 1,400 students from 130 countries. It uses a peer-to-peer teaching model with volunteer professors. The objective is to become "a global higher education leader." A number of presidents from prominent traditional universities (e.g., New York University, Oxford University, George Washington University) serve on its advisory board.
 
edX 12/3/2012 
In April 2012 Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology each contributed $30 million to form edX as a nonprofit partnership offering free massively open online courses (MOOCs) from both universities to begin fall, 2012. Courses consist of short videos, problem sets, and student study groups using forum, wikis, and Facebook. Students who pass the exams obtain a certificate but not course credit from either institution. The first five courses will be offered Fall, 2012 as open access courses; thereafter, certificates may be obtain for successful completion for a cost. edX will offer courses in the humanities and the sciences. Anant Agarwal, edX president, said that 120 universities are interested in joining the partnership. The intent is to build a global community of online learners and to research teaching methods and technologies. Courses will vary in length. edX is in discussions with the American Council on Education to determine the creditworthiness of its courses.
 
Coursera 12/3/2012 
Coursera, a for-profit MOOC (but current courses [as of August 2012], was launched April 2012 by two computer science professors at Stanford, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, in the belief that the Internet should afford millions to obtain elite educations at no cost. Funded from New Enterprise Associates and Kleiner Perkins (for $16 million). As of December 3. 2012, volunteer professors from 33 top tier universities including Stanford, Princeton, Pennsylvania, UC-Berkeley, Virginia, and Michigan are offering over 200 courses with homework assignments, examinations, and grades in the sciences, humanities, and the social sciences. As of Fall 2012 course enrollment reached 1.3 million students from 196 countries. Courses typically consist of shore video lectures, automatically graded tests or problem sets, a Q&A forum, online communities that allow students to work through concepts they don't understand and an online forum where they can submit questions to the teaching staff. Topics range from poetry to probability. Students don't receive academic credit or have access to university resources. However, Coursera has enagaged the American Council on Education to evaluate the credit-worthiness of its courses.
 
MITx 12/3/2012 
The first MITx course was offered in Spring, 2012 for a virtual community of learners around the world as well as for MIT on-campus students. Free to all, it offers interactive instruction, online laboratories, peer-to-peer instruction as well as student-to-professor instruction. The open-source software infrastructure is freely available to all educational institutions.
 
Udacity 10/12/2012 
Former Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun, impressed when 160,000 students signed up for his fall 2011 artificial intelligence course, left Stanford to start Udacity in January 2012 with his colleague, Peter Norvig. Focus: computer science, math, and science open self-paced courses that include short videos, quizzes, problem sets, a wiki and forum, and a teaching assistant. Exams are offered every eight weeks. In June 2014, Udacity announced a partnership with Pearson Vue, a worldwide provider of testing services, where students can take a final examination under proctored conditions for official Udacity credit. As of October 2012 some 800,000 students were enrolled in 16 online courses. Udacity has awarded 50,000 certificates of completion and has placed 20 students in jobs (for which Udacity received compensation from the companies). In the future, students may be assessed $100 in tuition for a masters degree.
 
The Minerva Project 8/13/2012 
Founded by Ben Nelson, former CEO of Snapfish, in April 2012, with $25 million from Benchmark Capital, this project is characterized as the "first elite American University to be launched in a century," by offering comprehensive courses(arts and sciences) "with no capacity limits from the top professors in the academy to the best students in the world." The format will include pre-recorded video lectures and live video chat with classmates and discussion leaders. Tuition will be $20,000 per year. The first class will be offered in 2014.
 
Digital Public Library of America (forthcoming) 5/5/2012
This site is a work in progress, with the DPLA Steering Committee requesting innovations from libraries and organizations that could play a part in building a digital public library. See also: so: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/exercises-in-democracy-building-a-digital-public-libr
 
Apple Textbook Initiative 5/5/2012 
Apple wants to revolutionize education by making digital books more accessible in the classroom. iBooks 2 is an iPad reading app that adds support for interactive textbooks, promising "a complete reinvention of the textbook as we know it." Sample textbooks are available from the iBookstore.
 
iTunesU 5/5/2012 
This free app provides access to course materials in a single place (i.e., course video or audio lectures, books, presentations, course assignments, push notifications). There are currently 500,000 plus resouces at iTunesU, including content from universities and museums.
 
Saylor Foundation 11/14/2012 
The Saylor Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Michael Saylor, founder of MicroStrategy, offers more than 240 free, self-paced, automated undergraduate college courses in thirteen disciplines (primarily by aggregating free content offered by open-source providers like MIT OpenCourseWare and Open Yale Courses). Students can pursure a continuous sequence of courses in a major. No registrations or fees are required. Certificates are granted at the successful completion of courses. In agreements with Straighterline and Excelsior, the Foundation provides an indirect line to college credit. Eventually the site will include courses for all levels of education, kindergarten through college. Saylor courses are posted in iTunes U and on Course Builde (Google's new open source platform). The Foundation itself will not seek accreditation.
 
World University and School 5/12/2013 
A global, virtual/digital open and potentially degree- and credit-granting institution. Anyone can add or take classes (or edit classes) on this wiki-based educational platform. The mission is to facilitate all levels of teaching and learning opportunities (and future degrees) through an editible wiki in all languages with universities using MIT Open Course Ware and OpenYale courses. The institution is currently seeking accreditation.
 
GoodSemester 10/1/2012

This company stands out because it was founded by a student, Jason
Rappapor, who began working on the project as a Lehigh University sophomore. Anyone (students, nonstudents, and professors) can create courses on any subject. The site features productivity tools that let students take notes and complete their assignments without needing other software and interactive lectures. GoodSemester does not offer credentials or certificates, but it is possible that it will work with universities for credentialing in the future.

 
Udemy 10/1/2012

Udemy was founded in 2010 as an online platform where instructors from such institutions as Duke, Dartmouth, and Northwestern have built courses (video, slide presentations, audio, zip files, and live classes) that allow them to interact with students via online discussion boards. Courses offered include traditional academics, the arts, music, language, health and fitness, and technology.  Most courses are free, but some require a fee ranging from five dollars to $250.

 

 
World Education University 10/1/2012
WEU (pronounced "we-you") was founded in 2010 and opened its virtual doors February 1, 2013 with 20 courses. The objective is to have 260 undergraduate and masters courses by June 2013. It is pursuing regional and national accreditation. WEU focuses on educating historically underserved popiulations in high-poverty communities and in developing nations. It is a free non-profit/for-profit institution. That is to say, for students, it is free, but they earn their tuition by responding to advertisers who pay WEU to be able to market to WEU students. In addition, governments or private industry (e.g., insurance companies) provide financial support for the development of particular degree programs. Enrollments are open (i.e., students start at the time and date of their choosing) and students can proceed through courses at their own speed. Students take a cognitive assessment test that determines how material is presented in courses based on their learning style. Students are required to sign a "give back pledge" where they agree to do good work with their free education. The "pay it forward" mission is part of every course. Peer-to-peer learning is emphasized, with faculty members serving as facilitators.
 
OER University 10/1/2012
OERu is an international consortium of accredited universities, community colleges, and polytechnics that provides free learning opportunities for students worldwide with flexible pathways to achieve academic credit within the accreditation frameworks of 20 countries in five continents.
 
Indira Gandhi National Open University's FlexiLearn Website 10/1/2012
This website hosted by Indira Gandhi National Open University provides open access to a large number of degree course materials.
 
British Open University's OpenLearn Initiative 10/1/2012
The OpenLearn initiative provides free access to over 8,000 hours of learning materials.
 
Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand) 10/1/2012
Otago Polytechnic as adopted a default Creative Commons Attribution intellectual property policy that will facilitate a potential shift to open access to all courses offered by the institution.
 
MRUniversity 10/9/2012
Marginal Revolution University, developed by George Mason economics professors Tyler Cowan and Tabarrok, was launched October 1, 2012. Video based, MRUniversity courses also have downloadable MP3 files. The focus is on developmental economics. It is not accredited and does not award degrees. Registration is free. Other professors are encouraged to incorporate MRU materials in their courses.
 
Codeacademy 10/9/2012
A free web-based programming tutorial designed to teach JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JQuery and Python.
 
StraighterLine 10/9/2012
This is a relatively low-cost subscription-based service offering a variety of online accredited general education courses accepted by many four-year institutions.
 
Instructure 12/5/2012
Instructure is a hybrid MOOC using the Canvas platform that offers free online classes along with tuition-based online courses from top-tier schools (e.g., Brown).
 
CourseTalk 12/5/2012
This directory site organizes MOOCs by rating, timing, popularity, subject area, and providers. Like Amazon, the site give users a list of MOOCs that "people interested in this course were also interested in . . . "
 
Course Buffet 12/5/2012
This site is a directory that lists over 500 courses from various MOOC providers. Each course is assigned a difficulty level. In addition, a free CourseBuffet account allows users to access all courses they are interested in and a means to show and share what they are taking. A future service will be to provide an online-transcript feature of all courses users complete.
 
Class Central 12/5/2012
This site groups MOOCs listings into a page of tables by dates the courses are offered.
 
Knollop 12/5/2012
This site includes a listing of MOOCs by provider, date, topc, and rating. Users rate courses by content, depth, difficlty, and entertainment quality. In the future, the site will also expand to other learning materials like podcasts and problem-set sites.
 
Futurelearn 12/14/2012
The Open University will launch "the next chapter in in the story of British higher education," Futurelearn, shortly via 12 UK insititutions. Courses will be available to students across the world free of charge. The new platform will operate as an independent company, majority owned by The Open University.
 
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) 4/10/15
MVA offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of Microsoft training courses, in 14 different languages. Their mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA offers free Microsoft training, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.
 
Organizations
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Educational Associations on the Internet 6/29/2000 
The purpose of this page is to include associations that advance our thinking about the future of education. (6/29/2000)
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
The Center for Futurism in Education 2/18/2001 
The Center for Futurism in Education at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was founded in order to advance and foster paradigmatic changes in educational systems and other organizational settings. The Center focuses on: 1) The formation of new models of learning according to the: Medium of learning (e-learning), Basic processes (active learning, cooperative learning, Problem learning, reflective learning, Peer learning), Organizational structure (Virtual learning, distance learning, Flexible learning) In different institutional settings (school, public organization, businesses, and cooperation). 2) Research in the above areas. 3) Seminars and conferences. (2/18/2001)
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

Policy
1996 National Education Summit 6/30/1999 
Information about the 1996 National Education Summit: The goal of the Summit is to build commitment among participants for prompt actions that will help states and communities build consensus and develop and implement high academic standards, assessments and accountability.
 
American Council on Education 7/20/1999 
ACE is a forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education and its potential to contribute to the quality of American life.
 
BECTA 7/14/1999 
This is the homepage for the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, which is responsible for facilitating the use of technology in education.
 
Brave New Work World 7/15/1999 
A website concerned with life and work in the revolutionary new world economy.
 
CAUSE 7/14/1999 
The Association for Managing and Using Information Resources in Higher Education.
 
CONFU 7/20/1999 
CONFU is the conference on fair use of electronic materials in a variety of nonprofit educational contexts.
 
Council of the Great City Schools 7/20/1999 
The Council of the Great City Schools is a coalition of some 50 of the nation's largest urban public school systems. The Council serves as the national voice for urban educators, providing ways to share information about promising practices and address common concerns.
 
EDUCAUSE 7/14/1999 
EDUCAUSE is the result of the merger between CAUSE and EDUCOM. The mission of EDUCAUSE is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management.
 
EDUCOM 7/14/1999 
Educom is a nonprofit consortium of higher education institutions that facilitates the introduction, use, and access to and management of information resources in teaching, learning, scholarship, and research.
 
Excelling in Math and Science 7/20/1999 
The programs in this booklet reflect the various aspects of the Department of Education's commitment to comprehensive education improvement based on high academic standards. These programs support math, science, and technology education, either directly or indirectly, in various ways.
 
Global SchoolNet Foundation 7/20/1999 
Global SchoolNet Services promotes school reform that fosters the development of effective reading, writing, and communication skills in students at all grade levels by the use of communications technology.
 
KickStart 7/20/1999 
A community-based effort to bring the Information Superhighway to all individuals through schools, libraries, and community centers.
 
League for Innovation in the Community College 7/20/1999 
The League for Innovation in the Community College is a non-profit educational consortium of leading community colleges organized to stimulate innovation and experimentation in all areas of community college development. Founded in 1968 the League serves as a catalyst, project incubator, and experimental laboratory for community colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
 
Learner Online 7/14/1999 
Learner Online is the resource page for the Annenberg/CPB Project which helps colleges, universities, high schools and community organizations use telecommunications technologies to improve learning for all students, including the growing number of older and part-time students, and informal learners in their homes.
 
National Center for Research in Vocational Education abstracts 7/20/1999 
NCRVE is the nation's largest center for research and development in work-related education. The full-text of NCRVE publications and projects are available on this website.
 
Overview of Technology and Education Reform 7/14/1999 
This project seeks to integrate technology into schools in such a way so as to promote higher-order skills in all students.
 
Plan Ahead 7/20/1999 
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is the only association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education. The Society intends this home page and its links to be part of its efforts to make higher education planning-related resources more widely available.
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
SOFWeb: Improving student learning through learning technologies 7/14/1999 
This website contains the findings of a study commissioned to find the applications of computers to different areas of the secondary curriculum.
 
Teaching in the Community Colleges Online Conference 7/14/1999 
The emphasis of this completely online conference is on trends and issues that affect instruction in community colleges.
 
Teaching with Electronic Technology 7/14/1999 
The websites collected on this page reflect the considerable variety of uses for computing and related forms of electronic technology in teaching.
 
The Condition of Education 1994 7/20/1999 
One of the major annual publications of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
 
The Condition of Education 1997 7/20/1999 
The Condition of Education is an annual, Congressionally mandated report produced by NCES. The Condition is an indicator report, presenting key data analyses that measure the health of education, monitor important developments in the education system, and show trends in major aspects of education.
 
The FACSNET 7/20/1999 
The Foundation for American Communications is an independent educational institution providing knowledge, resources and perspectives needed by journalists and their sources to effectively communicate, through the news, information about important public issues.
 
The University of Virginia's Education Policy Pavilion 7/20/1999 
The University of Virginia's Education Policy Pavilion is a comprehensive, interactive resource for education policymakers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Utah Educational Technology Initiative 7/14/1999 
This page provides links to resources in the Utah Department of Instructional Technology.
 

Reform
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
EdWeb 7/14/1999 
With EdWeb, you can hunt down on-line educational resources around the world, learn about trends in education policy and information infrastructure development, examine success stories of computers in the classroom, and much, much more.
 
MiddleWeb 7/20/1999 
Middleweb is a resource for those interested in urban middle school reform.
 
Pathways to School Improvement 7/20/1999 
This website is an important resource for those actively involved in school improvement. (7/13/1999)
 
Project Appleseed: The National Campaign For Public School Improvement 7/20/1999 
Project Appleseed seeks to foster greater parental involvement in their children's education and promote educational reform.
 
Public Education Network 7/20/1999 
The Public Education Network's Web site expands your opportunities to learn about the work of local education funds, and connects you to proven strategies for improving student achievement in America's public schools.
 
Technology Planning Resources 7/20/1999 
This site, from the Mississippi State University Department of Technology and Education, contains resources for those interested in technology planning.
 
Znet 7/20/1999 
ZNet is a virtually community of those interested in social change. Through the use of interactive forums, ZNet seeks to increase awareness of important issues.
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

Tools
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
living values:an educational program 8/4/2000 
The purpose of Living Values:An Educational Program Inc., a nonprofit organization is to provide guiding principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. The aims of the educational program are to deepen, inspire, encourage, and help individuals choose there own personal, social, moral, and spiritual values and be aware of practical methods for developing and deepening them. (8/4/2000)
 

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