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California Virtual Campus

California Virtual Campus is essentially a catalog of every virtual or technology-mediated distance education course or program offered by participating California colleges and universities. Users can search for a particular course or find information about pursuing a complete program of study from certificate level to PhD. The site summarizes important information about each course or program,...
Tutor 2U Economics

For teachers and students of economics, Tutor2U, from the UK, provides "high quality learning resources and online community." Student resources include online forums about economics and study guides for academic success. If students complete the free registration, they may submit questions to the Tutor2U tutors. Previous student questions and answers are archived and available to all users. Also...
US Environmental Protection Agency Watershed Academy Web: Online Training in Watershed Management

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Watershed Academy offers training opportunities for ecologists, managers, and others interested in watersheds. Additionally, 20 Academy 2000 Distance Learning Modules are now available online to highlight key watershed management topics. While some modules are under construction, those currently available provide a solid backbone in many important areas...
Online Education to be Free

This week, Washington-area billionaire Michael Saylor announced his plans to launch an online university providing "Ivy league-quality" education to anyone for free via the Internet. Saylor has promised to spend at least $100 million to get his university off the ground. According to the Washington Post, however, this money will apparently not be used to pay lecturers. Says Saylor, "People line up...
MIT OpenCourseWare

With MIT OpenCourseWare, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plans to make course materials for nearly all its undergraduate and graduate subjects available online, free of charge to anyone who cares to use them. An ambitious project created as part of the university's mission "to advance knowledge and education to best serve the nation and the world." MIT OpenCourseWare currently offers...
Engineering Outreach at the University of Idaho Present Distance Education at a Glance

Created and maintained by Barry Willis, the Associate Dean for Outreach and the Engineering Outreach staff at the University of Idaho, this Website is designed to "help teachers, administrators, facilitators, and students understand distance education." The site offers fourteen separate guides to different topics in distance education, including an overview of distance education, teaching...

While not everyone can afford to attend Harvard University, the Harvard@home site allows people around the world to listen and watch to a number of special lectures, talks, and public addresses that take place at this august institution. Established in March 2001, the programs range in time from 45 minutes to 3 hours, and address a broad range of topics, including the humanities, current affairs,...
The Online Learning Consortium

Distance education (sometimes referred to as correspondence learning) has been around for over a century in the United States, but recent developments in the nature of online learning over the internet have increased exponentially. While only a few institutions (such as the University of Phoenix) conduct all of their educational programs over the internet, more and more mainstream institutions...
Luminary Lectures@Your Library (Library of Congress)

Designed as part of a national public education initiative (sponsored by the American Library Association) the Library of Congress is the host for this fine series of lectures by a wide variety of persons working in the fields of information sciences, technology management, and librarianship. The lectures themselves take place in Washington, DC, but for those who can't make it in person to these...
UPM MIS: Museum Information System at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Since 1887, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (UPM) has sponsored a number of extremely valuable archaeological expeditions to sites on every inhabited continent. With the significant financial generosity of the Mellon Foundation, the UPM has begun the Museum Information System project in order to make a good portion of these highly detailed archaeological field...
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