The Distance Education Clearinghouse allows users easy access to a wide range of information about distance education. This comprehensive and widely recognized web site brings together distance education information and resources from Wisconsin, national and international sources. New information and resources are being added to the Distance Education Clearinghouse on a continuing basis.
Distance-Educator.com has been on the web since 1995, in anticipation of growing popularity of distance education. We have been a source of information, and inspiration for countless professionals since the early days of the use of the web for public mass communication.
Distance Learning and Education is the subject of this home page. Included are descriptions of distance education web sites, along with links to lead you to further Distance Learning and education resources on the Net. Each of the resources listed here has been chosen for its overall quality and reputation.
ePALS Classroom Exchange connects 1.7 million students and teachers from 25,278 registered classrooms in 130 countries. Use ePALS to collaborate with other classrooms worldwide.
A peer-reviewed e-journal, International in scope, publishing refereed articles focusing on the issues and challenges of providing research/information services to students enrolled in formal post-secondary distance education.
Videoconferencing technology, new to most teachers, librarians, and students, allows people at two or more locations to see and hear each other. The Videoconferencing for Learning Web site supports effective use of videoconferencing technology by providing basic information about videoconferencing technology and instructional applications as well as resources to help you link with other videoconferencing teachers, librarians, and content providers.
The Virtual Silurian Reef is a K-12 distance-learning project of the Geology Section of the Milwaukee Public Museum, funded by the Wisconsin Advanced Telecommunications Foundation. During the Silurian Period in earth history, 425 million years ago, when much of North America was covered by a shallow, tropical sea, reefs flourished in the area now occupied by Wisconsin and Illinois. This site uses these reefs as a vehicle for students to learn general principles, local details, and environmental significance of the study of the ancient past. This is an example of distance learning opportunities provided by many museums. Check the website of museums of interest to see if a distance learning program is available.