California Digital Library
A huge collection of websites, scholarly materials, images, electronic books, data and statistics.
Carnegie Foundation's Teaching Commons
Developed by the Carnegie Foundation's Knowledge Media Laboratory, this site serves as a portal to many teaching and learning resources in K-12 and higher education. It offers collections of cases (especially in science and math), course materials (e.g., a history course on the American frontier), individual lessons (e.g., bystander intervention in psychology), learning objects (e.g., 3-D animations in biology) and educational research reports, as well a newsletter and a blog. Instructors can view, borrow and share materials and make comments on the contributions of others. A companion site is the KEEP Toolkit, which offers Web-based tools and templates for creating the kinds of digital knowledge representations available in the teaching commons.
Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
This initiative give access to free, publicly available online courses and course materials on a variety of subject matter, including biology, calculus, causal reasoning, chemistry, economics, research methods, French, logic and proofs, physics, statistics and statics.
Designed for undergraduate chemistry students as a review, supplementary, or career planning resource, this site links to extensive lessons on key concepts and representations (e.g., atomic structure, chemical reactions, Lewis diagrams and structures), numerous learning resources and study recommendations, information about careers in chemistry, professional organizations, and journals.
CSERD Metadata Catalog
This catalog is a searchable repository of information about Web-based teaching materials for mathematics, computer science and the sciences, some on the page of the Computational Science Education Reference Desk and some on other websites.
Digital Research Tools (DiRT)
This wiki compiles over 20 categories of tools and resources that can help scholars, particularly those in the humanities and social sciences, conduct research more efficiently or creatively. This site is run by Lisa Spiro, director of the Digital Media Center at Rice University. Among its offerings are citation-management software, multimedia authoring tools and text-analysis resources. The directory of tools is organized by research activity and included reviews of certain tools with possible ways to use them.
Educational Uses of the WWW at M.I.T.
M.I.T.'s version of the World Lecture Hall, this site features links to hundreds of M.I.T.'s courses in a wide variety of disciplines. Not every course is open to the public view, but most are. M.I.T. is in the process of developing links to all 2000+ of its courses.
This site is an entryway to online instructional resources for faculty who are developing online courses or supplementing their classroom courses with Web-based resources. The Portal (link on first page) gives access to online instructional resources while the weblog addresses the development and use of these resources (click on "Browse Resources" to find a list of the 15 categories of the resources: General Multi-Discipline HE Repositories, Guideline Referatory Sites for HE Faculty, Search Tools for Academic Resources, etc.).
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
Access to over 70,000 online and offline textbooks in 13 different languages.
The museum of science, art and human perception located at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Over 500 interactive exhibits.
Find Digital Video
This directory, housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Library, provides access to millions of online video from a wide ranges of sources: Google, Yahoo, the Associate Press, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS (including NewsHour), Frontline, Independent Media centers from all over the world (including foreign language), the Research Channel, Annenberg Learner, UC Berkeley Free Online courses, YouTube, Gofish, Revver, iFilm, MetaCafe, IFC Medialab and a number of history sites (see History).
This site contains a large number of moving images on topics ranging from animation and cartoons to youth media and even feature film classics--all available to view by streaming or by download.
Internet Public Library
Houses reference materials and collections in most disciplines.
Journals at JSTOR
A vast archive of articles from scholarly journals across the disciplines.
As the home page explains, MERLOT is "a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education." It contains thousands of links to annotated online learning materials, most of them peer reviewed, ranging from whole courses to learning activities (simulations, case studies, teaching modules, assignments) to databases. Members have more privileges than browsers and membership is free, allowing submission of personal creations for consideration in the collection.
Almost 1,000 of MIT's courses are accessible here at no charge, including all course materials used.
National Academy Press
Access of over 3,000 books published by the National Academy Press and the Joseph Henry Press, all of which you can read online in their entirety for free.
National Science Digital Library
Click on University Faculty and search for rich, technologically sophisticated instructional resources in all the sciences, economics, mathematics, public health and other fields.
New York Public Library Digital Library Program
Free access to the digitized "accumulated wisdom of the world."
Notre Dame's OpenCourseware
This site give access to syllabi, lecture transcripts and other instructional materials in selected courses in the following fields: African studies, American studies, anthropology, Arabic and Middle East studies, architecture, East Asian languages and literatures, gender studies, history, medieval studies, peace studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.
Ohio Learning Network
In its efforts to promote productive use of technology in education, the Ohio Learning Network offers teaching and training resources and advice, a listing of upcoming workshops and conferences, and distance learning information. It has established a learning Communities Initiative, which enables Ohio faculty to share course materials with other faculty in the state.
Online Books Page
Open Educational Resource Archive
Contains thousands of link to online books housed across the internet.
This internet archive is a varied collection of instructional content including courses, study guides, exercises and recorded lectures. It is directed to students, faculty and self learners at all levels.
Pacific Bell's Blue Web'n
Features a wide variety of examples of instruction uses of the Web at the K-12 as well as college levels. A weekly update is available.
Shodor Education Foundation — Curriculum SearchS
This site allows you to search for instructional resources by grade level (including undergraduate and graduate) or by subject matter/field (including mathematics, economics, education, engineering, the humanities and the sciences). Almost all the materials in the database are interactive learning objects--some animations, others simulations.
Information about the Smithsonian and an index to a wide variety of subject areas.
This site gives access to materials for over 100,000 courses from university websites, 39,000 of which are cache on George Mason University servers. GMU's Center for History and Mass Media created this massive site and its customized Google-based search engine, which locates and retrieves courses of interest.
Developed and maintained by Dr. Richard Lyon, this site posts a weekly teaching tip that is aligned with the rhythm of the academic year, plus tips from the previous four weeks. In addition, it also offers a resources section that lists over 200 specialized websites, alphabetized by topic.
Visible Knowledge Lab
This site displays a collection electronic posters describing teaching projects and scholarship-of-teaching projects conducted by 70 faculty across the disciplines. It offers assistance and resources for conducting research into teaching and learning and various online tools and discussion space for project participants.
World Lecture Hall
The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials.