Education-Related Websites

  • Engineering Pathways contains a large variety of teaching and learning resources in applied science and math, engineering, computer science/information technology and engineering technology for use by K-12 and university educators and students.
  • Experiential Learning and Experiential Education contains information on the history and methods of experiential education, or education based on learning through real experiences as opposed to sitting in classrooms.
  • How People Learn is an on-line version of John Bransford’s comprehensive survey of modern cognitive science and its applications to pedagogy. (How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, Expanded Edition. Washington, National Academy Press, 2000)
  • How Stuff Works is a comprehensive site with sections on engines and motors, electronics, around the house, things you see in public, basic technologies, computers and the Internet, digital technology, automotive, in the news, food, and the human body.
  • IDEA Center. The web site of the Kansas State University Center for Individual Development Educational Assessment. Short papers and research reports on a large variety of educational topics, information about workshops, and a keyword search engine.
  • MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). A vast searchable collection of on-line instructional materials in all disciplines.
  • NEXT (Narratives Supporting Excellent Teaching) contains hypothetical case histories involving common challenges (teaching a course for the first time, having trouble managing time, working with TA’s, managing disruptive classes, getting classes actively involved in learning, etc.), suggests strategies for dealing with them, and provides links to relevant articles that provide additional information.
  • Online College and Online Courses contain information about the concepts of open online courseware and complete courses, links to prominent MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), and links to open courseware archives.
  • Science Education Initiative of the University of Colorado has a rich collection of resources for instructors, including active learning methods, clickers, concept inventories, and learner-centered teaching methods in general.