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iTunes U

You may have been to Harvard and the Sorbonne, but have you ever looked at the handsome educational offerings at iTunesU? Well, it may not be an actual bricks and mortar campus, but this helpful application offers up a healthy sampling of lectures, discussions, and seminars from Duke, MIT, Texas A&M, and a number of equally fine institutions of higher learning. First-time visitors should take a...

Originally launched as a Twitter account (@OpenAcademics) and since expanded to a website, OpenAcademics has always created community online. But, as the platform notes, it "is more than just a community, it is a family." This family includes multidisciplinary academics who share the same pillars of "respect, diversity, inclusion, equity, and kindness." Academics and professionals who are formally... Free Education

The tag line of the Saylor website is "Harnessing Technology to Make Education Free." The site is the brainchild of MIT graduate and founder of MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor. Visitors will find that this online education resource is a little different than some other websites that offer free online courses. Although does not grant degrees, students can download a certificate of...
Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast

This podcast for college and university educators explores how to facilitate learning more effectively, covering themes like instructional design, educational technology, open education, diversity and inclusion, and creativity in teaching. Most episodes are 30-45 minutes long and feature an interview with a guest who works in higher education. Some of the most popular past episodes highlight the...
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

As a result of the kind donations of Andrew Carnegie in 1905, and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, the aim of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education." While it would seem that this is a rather indomitable set of tasks, the Carnegie...
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), housed at the University of Wisconsin, builds off the core principles of teaching-as-research and learning communities to "develop a national faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their...
The Open Education Consortium

The nonprofit Open Education Consortium (OEC) describes itself as a "global, member-based network of open education institutions and organizations" with a mission to "promote, support and advance openness in education around the world." Among its activities, every year the OEC hosts and coordinates Open Education Week (which, this year takes place from March 4-8, 2019), the Open Education Global...
United Negro College Fund

Established in 1944 (from an idea presented by Dr. Frederick D. Pattison), the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was designed to enhance the quality of education (and the availability of access) for minority students across the United States. Currently the organization supports nearly 65,000 students who attend UNCF's 39 member institutions and 950 other colleges and universities throughout the...
University Business

For good or ill, the landscape of higher education throughout the United States is changing rapidly, and the University Business website is a good way to keep in touch with the related transformations. Visitors to the site can read the contents of the current issue, which features articles on a myriad of subjects ranging from graduate student unions to new distance education technology, or browse...