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Education & Technology:

  • Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
  • Technology and Learning Portfolio [UNESCO] "Information and communication technologies can play a key role in facilitating and supporting meaningful change in the areas of education and development. This, however, will require more concerted and connected efforts to reflect on and understand the catalyzing potential of technology in various contexts."

  • Teaching & Learning in Cyberspace [Resources] This section archives material on the challenges of teaching and learning online or working as an educator in new technological environments.

  • Knowledge Environment Project (AAAS/Science)

  • Knowledge Integration Environment (KIE) The Knowledge Integration Environment (KIE) Project pioneers educational uses of the Internet and World WideWeb for middle and high school science instruction.

  • WISE: Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real-world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging.

  • WUNN
    Members of the new alliance, provisionally entitled Worldwide Universities Network (WWUN), are Sheffield, Southampton and York universities in the UK and California (at San Diego), Pennsylvania State, Washington (at Seattle) and Wisconsin-Madison universities in the US.
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference at Stanford (CSCL'99) | Papers online

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) [Conferences and Publications]

  • Online Learning [Inside Technology Training]

  • Innovative Teachers was set up in 2003 to recognise and bring together the world's most innovative teachers.

  • 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.

  • Center for Academic Transformation [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute]
    The mission of the Center for Academic Transformation is to serve as a source of expertise and support for those in higher education who wish to take advantage of the capabilities of information technology to transform their academic practices.
    The Pew Learning and Technology Program ... will award about 10 grants a year for three years to U.S. colleges and universities for using computer and network technologies to reshape their academic programs. The grants will be about $200,000. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will administer the program. Jack M. Wilson, the institute's acting provost, said the purpose of the grants was to improve higher education "by putting students at the center of learning."
  • CURDS Virtual University Project || or here Significant transformations are occuring in the nature and role of the university. It is possible to point to three important and related developments: the transition from elite to mass higher education; changes in the production of knowledge; and developments in information and communications technologies (ICTs)....
  • Web-Based Instruction Resource Site [Directory]
  • Community Colleges (Washington State) || Mirror Site
  • Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory [Portland] Mission: "to improve educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. NWREL provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington."
  • National ATE Centers "The National Science Foundation has funded the following Centers of Excellence to improve Advanced Technological Education (ATE) at the national and regional levels. The NSF supports curriculum development and program improvement at the undergraduate and secondary school levels, especially for technicians and technologists being educated for the high performance workplace of advanced technologies. ATE Centers serve as national and regional models and clearinghouses."
  • Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, Special Issue: Technology, Democracy, and Academic Labor (The Information University) [October 2002]

  • WebEd (University of Washington)
    • WebEd (University of Washington) WebEd will attempt to bridge the gaps that exist between projects, departments, schools, and programs by bringing together those of us who develop educational content for the WWW.

  • The Electric Learning Web
    A Production of NetTeach News (NTN) NetTeach News, the premier newsletter for educational internetworking pioneers, is proud to sponsor Th E 'Lectric Learning Web. TH E 'LECTRIC LEARNING (TELL) WEB comes to inspire a new breed of educator and learner--the EMPOWERED teacher and learner. THE TELL WEB houses LEARNTOPIA, a cyberspatial learning community under development. We hope to work with other grassroot publishers, educational activists,schools, non-profits organizations, and corporations interested in promoting quality learning and global knowledge-building to create new structures and paradigms for teaching and learning worldwide.

  • The Learning Webs Project
    Learning Webs' goal is to enhance community access to learning opportunities both within and beyond the walls of Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. The project's premise is that the wise use of information technology can help bring structure and order to some of the chaos that the knowledge age has brought to adult learners.
  • Educational Technology Journals
  • Telecom's Virtual Library for Telecommunications Technology in Education
  • Educational Technology Server (maintained by TECFA)
  • On the Horizon [Technology Tools for Today's Campuses] "is to provide you with informative, sometimes intimate, accounts of colleagues who have agreed to share with others their encounters with using technology in their classes...." (Microsoft-sponsored).
    On the Horizon (ISSN 1085-4959), edited by James L. Morrison, is published bimonthly by Jossey-Bass Publishers. Each issue offers 16 pages of provocative, thoughtful, stimulating, sometimes controversial insights that will help you set the right priorities for the years ahead."

Stephen C. Ehrmann, Ph.D., Director, The Flashlight Project,
c/o The American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110,, [202-293-6440], [202-293-0073(fax)],

New Learning Communities 1995, 1996, 1997 (Abstracts of Conferences)

Duisburg DJ50

The intention of the current DJ50 part III is to prepare a trilateral cooperation (Japan, USA, Germany). Until summer 1997 a technical and organizational framework should be developed to create a sound platform of hard/software environment, seminar and discussion techniques and www-publishing to allow non-technicians to work together effectively in a cross-continental seminar.

New Chalk, A Bi-Weekly Featuring Instructors' Use of Networked Technologies.

  • Online Collaboration, May 27, 1997; (vol. 1, issue 11)

Western Governors University.

"The first regional initiative the governors have endorsed under SmartStates is the creation of the Western Governors University. The western governors have called for a regional virtual university to be operating by June 1997 through which instruction will be accessible at the learner's convenience via advanced technology."

  • Learning and Technology, MA Program, Western Governors University
  • California Virtual University

    Papers on the Virginia Tech Cyberschool

    The Politics of Cyberschooling at the Virtual University by Timothy W. Luke

    Price Waterhouse Virtual University

    Junior Achievement Cyberbizness

    -JA provides a supplement to standard economics curriculum for suburban and inner-city high school students to help them to better understand how businesses are organized and operated. This program gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn how business works while reinforcing and teaching important economic concepts.

    Engines for Education (A Hyperbook on Educational Issues) Engines is a "hyper-book" written by Roger Schank, Director of ILS, and Chip Cleary, a graduate student of Dr. Schank, about what's wrong with the education system, how to reform it, and especially, about the role of educational technology in that reform.

    • The Web version of Engines is organized as a network of snippets which are interconnected by the questions they raise.
    • To locate the snippets which you'll find most interesting, start by selecting a general area of interest from the categories.....

    Teacher Resources

    EDCI C494/LIBR C498: Using the Internet for Curriculum Development

    "Integrating the Arts and Humanities"

    This site is a web-based course in integrated Arts and Humanities for secondary school students begun as an experimental project funded by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Roger Rideout and James Foster, Principal Developers


    "We present here an idea, called LIVING TEXTBOOK, with the ultimate goal to represent all available knowledge in a multiply structured form on the Web. The contents of the LIVING TEXTBOOK is updated continuously, that's why it's called "living". Such a project needs the continuous collaboration of virtually all scientists."

    APEC Education Network

    "To design and implement the first APEC-chartered interactive network linking scholars, students, scientists, business leaders and policy makers to facilitate collaboration regarding the critical economic, political, resource management and scientific policy issues in the world's most rapidly developing region. The APEC Education Network seeks to achieve this through a new partnership between the private sector, government and the academy."


    Four volunteer teams of undergraduate students at Lancaster University (UK), at University College, Galway (Eire) and at Florida State University, Tallahassee (USA) will together investigate a common problem such as the depletion of global environmental resources (eg. tropical rain forests) by identifying resources available on the Internet and collaborating in their appraisal of those resources.

    Third Annual TCC Conference, Online Instruction: Trends & Issues II. [Hawaii 1998]

    HyperCourseware: Solutions and Designs for the Electronic Educational Environment New On-Line Course: Teaching in the Switched On Classroom Seven weeks starting July 13, 1998, Only $240 Register NOW!

    CoVis (Collaborative) Education Project

    Coalition for Networked Information To Advance Scholarship and Intellectual Productivity

    was founded in March 1990 with a mission to help realize the promise of high performance networks and computers for the advancement of scholarship and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.

    National Center on Education and the Economy

    "The National Center on Education and the Economy a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC believes it is possible for almost everyone to learn far more and develop far higher skills than most of us have thought possible."

    Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, Northwestern U.

    Founded in September 1992, the Center supports Northwestern University's long tradition of teaching excellence. The Center is a University-wide program, serving undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, with operations supported by an endowment from the Searle Family. 

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    Commercial Information Providers:
    • SIRS (Florida) ("SIRS is an established information and technology provider to more than 40,000 libraries and institutions worldwide.") [Brandon Swanson, Regional Reprsentative, PNW (1998)]


    Education has become too important to be left to educators. (Peter Drucker)

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