Information categorized by subject.
Maintained by TECFA.
Please note that "Education on the Internet" does not in principle
concern "Education Technology". However, since people do send us
a lot of pointers and since we use some, there we go .....
Note, however that we don't have the resources to bring this page
to a top-quality level. Someone else should maintain such a list.
To tell you the truth folks, I keep these pointers here in order
to show what can be done with the Web :)
CPB EdWeb. Edweb is an on-line
on education, technology, school reform and the Information Highway. Designed
for both teachers and telecommunication enthusiasts, EdWeb offers a vast
collection of on-line educational resources, success stories of how technology
is used in the classroom, a history of the development of the Infobahn, and
A WWW Resource for Academic and Educational Computing in the Arts/Humanities. Quotes: "CHORUS is an exciting, new resource for academic and
educational computing in the arts/humanities. It is aimed
initially at academics, educators, information professionals,
and students".Contact: Todd J.B. Blayone.
A Virtual Summer
School was recently run by The
Human Cognition Research Laboratory at the UK's Open University. The
summer school enabled students of Cognitive Pscyhology to participate in
group discussions and tutorials via Internet Videoconferencing, and to run
experiments, conduct literature searches, undertake statistical analyses,
and, of course, socialize and chit-chat, all without leaving their homes.
Computational Science Education Project
An education project sponsored by
the U.S. Dept. of Energy. They have developed a textbook for
teaching computational science to an interdisciplinary audience
of advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The
release of the first version was at Supercomputing '93.
Educational Technology Branch
The Educational Technology Branch (ETB)
is part of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
at the National Library of Medicine
The Educational Technology Branch conducts research and development in
computer and multimedia technologies, disseminates information about
these technologies to NLM's various constituencies, and supports their
application in health professions education.
An experimental Web server is running for the AskERIC Electronic
Library, a collection of information and pointers to
resources of interest to a K-12 education audience.
Distributed Electronic Telecommunications Archive
by Robert Minch, College of Business, Boise State U., USA.
Quote: "This project is intended as a demonstration vehicle to
show how information useful for teaching and learning about business
telecommunications and data communications may be effectively shared
over the Internet...". Contains pointers to other things of interest,
e.g. other WWW-based courseware.
The Education Program for Gifted Youth
a program run in connection
with the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford
University, offers accelerated computer-based mathematics and physics
education to mathematically talented middle-school students. Most
of our students are in the San Francisco Bay Area; however we have
several students in more distant locations.
of Explorers Lesson Plans The Community of Explorers is studying
technology for building an electronic community of teachers and
students. It is an approach to wide-area networks that supports
teachers in exploring new approaches to teaching high school science,
and provides students with inquiry environments for tackling
fundamental concepts in physics and biology. [...] are investigating
the use of computer modeling, data acquisition, and the Internet to
help students understand science better. Using the electronic mail,
news, gopher and World-Wide-Web capabilities, members communicate,
collaborate, solve problems and develop new learning materials.
PC Lube & Tune, a Service Station on the
National Info Highway. Provides introductions, tutorials, and education
on technical subjects. (Windows on the World, TCP/IP, PC Hardware, etc.)
Project GeoSim develops and distributes Geography
WWW Archive for Electric Power Engineering Education:
This Home Page aims to facilitate the exchange of expertise
on computational hypermedia applications to Engineering
Education, and to foster information sharing and cooperation
among electric power systems educators. The Home Page will
also serve as an information repository of CAL/Multimedia
projects specifically developed for electrical engineering
education. It also aims to foster information sharing on
supporting teaching materials, educational computer programs,
and educational research reports and papers in electrical
engineering. This Home Page will be maintained on a regular
basis with users suggestions and contributions.
PrintSim-Training Environment for Printing Technology:
The PrintSim-Training Environment for Printing Technology
is a COMETT II EC-project. The PrintSim contains several
hypermedia and simulation software modules for education
and interactive learning of graphic arts processes and
offset - and flexographic printing.
A PC-Windows hypermedia demo is available
via the home page from our anonymous ftp site:
The Earth's uniqueness as a planet in the solar system will be the
primary focus of
Project Expedition VI Planet Earth. The exploration will take
place in Hawaii beginning in February of 1995 to look inward at the
formation of the earth in which volcanoes are a central part of the
story and outward at the solar system to see how the earth compares
with other planets. The mission is to learn why Hawaii like Earth is
an island in the sea, an oasis for life in the vast universe. Students
throughout the world will take an active part in the expedition through
"telepresence" and advanced applications of telecommunications which
allow them to operate robotic research vechicles remotely. The JASON
Project is sponsored by the JASON Foundation for Education in
collaboration with NASA, the United States Geological Survey, the
United States Biological Survey and other participating organizations,
including EDS Corporation, Bechtel, the National Geographic Society and
the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the
Titanic and the battleship Bismarck, is the founder and lead scientist
for the JASON Project.
The CHANCE Database Welcome Page contains materials designed
to be helpful in teaching a CHANCE course.
An instructional project in molecular modeling and 3-D visualization
for K-12 students and teachers. The site contains some introductory
tutorials for students,
and a library of K-12 molecular structures, as well as excellent links to
locations for software and related sites. For more information contact
Marv Rich email@example.com
Transitional Mathematics Project.
We are creating mathematics courseware using the computer
algebra program Mathematica. This is aimed primarily at
the "transition" between school and university, where
students need to revise and fill in gaps in their maths
knowledge in preparation for first-year courses.
The server contains information about the Project, and an access
point to our gopher server, where all our materials are freely
available for downloading.
"The Nine Planets" is is a collection of information about our Solar System
intended for a general audience with little technical background.
The GEMS Series is a collection of articles on musical composition. (Matthew H. Fields, A.Mus.D., firstname.lastname@example.org, Ann, Arbor, Michigan).
The World of the
Vikings: A project led by the National Museum of Denmark and
The York Archaeological Trust over the past four years, in
association with more than 50 other museums and research institutions from
across the Viking world. The objective has been to create the definitive
multimedia information resource for university, school and library study of
the Viking world (from Newfoundland to Constantinople) and the Viking age
(nearly three centuries of European history from AD800 to 1100). The
multimedia project archive (available on CD-ROM) is the first official
publication of the Council of Europe 'Cultural Routes' programme.
California Missions Interactive:
An Internet Field Trip. This website serves as a clearinghouse for all
CMI information. Here you can: find out more about the project, read the
cyclist's trip reports and view images of the journey, read questions sent
to the cyclist by participating 4th grade students, and submit your own
comments. This website contains links to a similar interactive bicycle
projects (MayaQuest, Project Central America) and a link to the city of
Palo Alto home page (which is where most of the participating schools are
The Franklin Institute Science Museum's WWW page. Publishes also a monthly
magazine called "inQuiry Almanack" for anyone interested in inquiry-based
science education. Twice a month: the "Health and
Science Magazine" feature from "The Philadelphia Inquirer". In "Wind: Our Fierce Friend" you'll find
an online treatment of a wind energy unit of study that emphasizes hands-on,
inquiry-based learning as well as online collaboration.
Videomuseum is a french non-profit organization managing a very extensive
project aiming at the computer cataloguing of all the arts works of the 20th
century in all the french public museums and collections. To this date,
there are 70000 entries int its database (each comprising text and
(including at least some pointers to education, educational
Information Sources The Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication.
John December's very complete compilation.
See e.g. the entry "Education/Academia", note that the CUI w3 (see above)
catalog indexes this page. A local (probably very old) copy
Educational Archive sponsored by Cisco Systems Inc. Quote:
"....information helping educators and schools connect
to the wealth of education resources availables on the World
Wide Web...". Hosted by
Einet Galaxy Education Page Contains a lot of pointers to
Education (e.g. Adult Education - Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary Education - Guidance and Counseling - Higher Education - History and Philosophy - Measurement and Evaluation - Secondary Education - Special Education)
dedicated to children, youth and media literacy at the University
of Oregon's College of Education. Project's principle goal is to make
available, on-line, information and resources that will be of value to
educators and others interested in the influence of electronic media
on children, youth, and adults. Topics include: Listings of
professional associations, organization, and centers which focus on
media topics and issues; A directory of professional educators,
producers, and others working in the field of media literacy;
Bibliographic listings includin g hundreds of books, journals,
articles and materials; Announcements about future conferences,
workshops, and events; Electronic links to other on-line gopher
servers where educators can find lesson plans, references, documents,
and useful materials; Media related Listservers, Newsgroups, and
World Wide Web sites are also referenced.
ACADEME THIS WEEK (The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington, D.C. -
Beginning every Tuesday at 12 noon, Eastern time (US),
readers can see a guide to the contents of that week's issue of The
Chronicle -- plus all of the "Positions Available" advertisements from
that week's issue. Hundreds of new job openings are listed every week at
colleges, universities, and other organizations. Among other features of
ACADEME THIS WEEK: A calendar of events in academe and a list of
important deadlines for grants, papers, and fellowships.
(also available on gopher.
New York, New York--January 6, 1994--SCHOLASTIC NETWORK is pleased to
announce the first issue of PRESS RETURN, America's online, multimedia
magazine for middle and high school students. This lively and engaging
magazine offers young poets, writers, journalists, photographers and
graphic artists the chance to have their work read by a worldwide
Materials for PRESS RETURN were created by student members of
Scholastic Network, the leading online service for K-12 students and
Visit the PRESS RETURN HOME PAGE.
EPAA EPAA is the Educ. Policy Analysis Archives,
a peer reviewed scholarly journal dealing with education policy
Technology Review Home Page
Technology Review, edited at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
covers the beat of "technology and its implications" and is unique in
that it addresses the practical applications of science and in that it
emphasizes policy issues rather than nuts and bolts. Avoiding gee-whiz
oversimplification at the one extreme and excessive detail at the other,
it is edited for sophisticated but general readers.