Education Resources


"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance" - Derek Bok, Harvard University"

Financial aid sites, both private and government, may ease the search for financial aid to reduce the financial burden of higher education. Links to many educational resources for both teachers and students of colleges and universities and K-12 are provided.Comprehensive lists of links to hundreds of university and college Web sites provide both students and parents a useful introduction to a particular institution of higher learning.

World University Rankings - www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings - Times Higher Education's list of the world's top universities.

America's Best Colleges, College Rankings (U.S. News and World Report) - www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/articles/articlesindex_brief.php - The (in)famous ranking of American college and universities.

Financial Aid (U.S. News and World Report) - www.usnews.com/sections/business/paying-for-college/ - Guides to student loans, scholarships, and federal aid.

Community College Web - www.utexas.edu/world/comcol/state/ - This site by the University of Texas at Austin links to community college Websites.

College Board Web Site - www.collegeboard.com - SAT registration, SAT prep, college search, CSS/Financial Aid Profile, education loan center, and much more.

Petersons.com - www.petersons.com - A provider of educational content, including college search and selection, test preparation, and lifelong learning.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - school.discovery.com/schrockguide - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

College Atlas - www.collegeatlas.org - Search Online for Colleges and Universities throughout the World.

EducationNews - www.educationnews.org - "A Global Leading News Source covering educational, political, business, and environmental issues. Since 1997 EducationNews has provided the latest daily EducationNews coverage from world-wide sources. In addition to the U. S. and world media publications, commentaries and reports are featured and include comprehensive views on education issues from all sides of the political spectrum."

EducationNEWS.com - www.educationnews.com - "It is very difficult to find a single source from where the updates about the education fraternity across the globe can be tracked. EducationNEWS.com tries to fill this big gap & provide information to all the institutions, educators, professionals, stake holders, individuals & students about the development in the education world."

College and University Links

Academic Subject Resources

Free Online Course Material (College and University Level)

  • MIT's OpenCourseWare
  • Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
  • Open Yale Courses
  • University of California, Berkeley Podcasts
  • Academic Earth offers the courses of 10 elite universities — 130 full courses and more than 3,500 video lectures.
  • University of California, Berkeley Podcasts
  • Connexions debundles education for the D.I.Y. learner. Anyone can write a "module," the term for instructional material that can be a single sentence or 1,000 pages. Connexions hosts more than 16,000 modules that make up almost 1,000 "collections." A collection might be, say, an algebra textbook or statistics course.
  • OpenCourseWareConsortium representing 250 universities around the world, from Japan to Colombia – aims to advance the reach and depth of free educational resources. Its Web site brings together course materials and lectures in different languages. Each member has to post at least 10 full courses within the first two years of joining. There are now more than 13,000.
  • OpenCulture Free Online Courses from Top Universities. At last count, the collection included 243 free courses (about half in video) from 25 universities, which amounts to more than 6,000 hours of free lectures. You can download these courses straight to your computer or mp3 player, and watch them anytime, anywhere. If you have an iPhone, you can access these courses via the free: iPhone app.
  • iTunes U The iTunes U portal at Apple's iTunes store is perhaps the largest entry point into all of online higher education, with nearly 300,000 audio and video files compiled from more than 600 colleges and universities around the world. iPhone app.
  • YouTube.com/eduYouTube, which started last year, currently hosts about 300 colleges and universities, with 200 full courses and 60,000 videos.
  • The Khan Academy
    A vast digital trove of free mini-lectures. This 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month. K-12 and college level.

General Resources (K-12 Level)

Government Websites

For Parents

Online Magazines and Journals

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