Skills Standard Board (NSSB)
coalition of leaders from business, labor, education,
and community and civil rights organizations, created in
1994, dedicated to building a voluntary national system
of skill standards, assessment and certification systems
to enhance the ability of the United States workforce to
compete effectively in a global economy.
Chronicle of Higher Education -- Academe This Week
This site, updated weekly,
includes summaries of the articles in the current issue
of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Career planning resources for occupational fields
are the focus of this comprehensive site. International
education, training developments, and adult education
learning resources, presented by industry/career area
experts from the USA, Canada, the UK, and more, are
available as online references and through free newsletter
Clearinghouse for Community Colleges
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office
of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) and the
National Library of Education, the ERIC network consists
of 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, five adjunct
clearinghouses, and four support components which collect
and disseminate information on specialized fields in
education. The ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges
is located at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Center for Emerging Technologies
The mission of the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies
is to advance Information Technology (IT) education
to improve the supply, quality, and diversity of the
IT workforce by preparing and educating the versatile
knowledge workers of the future.
Association of Community Colleges
The American Association
of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization
for the nation's 1100 two-year degree granting institutions.
The Association is a nonprofit organization located
in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington,
AACC's Weekly Newspaper reporting on Community College
for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
The Center for Occupational Research and Development
(CORD) is a nonprofit public-service organization dedicated
to helping educators in schools and industry address
the technical education, training and retraining needs
of workers -- today and tomorrow.
Consortium voor Innovatie [In Dutch]
The Dutch version of the League for Innovation was formed
more than three years ago. It includes eight colleges
and is well known as a force for innovation in Holland.
Look for information about the Dutch IT Conference and
other important activities.
Educause offers leadership
and assistance to its member institutions in order to
address critical issues surrounding the role of information
technology in higher education.
The Institute for Community College Development
The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD), a partnership between the State University of New York and Cornell University, provides leadership development programs, consulting services, and applied research grant support for community college CEOs, administrators, faculty and trustees.
Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
NISOD is the outreach organization of the Community
College Leadership Program, in the Department of Educational
Administration, College of Education, at The University
of Texas at Austin.
TLT stands for Teaching and
Learning with Technology. The TLT Group's mission is to
motivate and enable institutions and individuals to
improve teaching and learning with technology, while
helping them cope with continual change. The nonprofit
organization has its headquarters in Takoma Park,
Maryland (just outside Washington, DC), plus part-time
staff and Senior Associates around the world.
Council for Continuing Education & Training
The National Council for Continuing Education &
Training (NCCET) is a nonprofit organization which primarily
serves public community colleges. NCCET provides leadership
for continuing education, community service, workforce
development, and distance learning professionals. The
Council is committed to continuous quality improvement
and to quality service as a change agent for lifelong
Council of Workforce Education
The National Council for Workforce Education is a
private, nonprofit, professional organization committed
to promoting excellence and growth in occupational
As an affiliate council of the American Association
of Community Colleges (AACC), NCWE provides a national
forum for workforce and economic development professionals
to affect and direct the future of work-related education
globally, and the role of two-year colleges in this
National Community College Chair Academy (NCCCA)
Created in 1990 for the purpose of advancing academic
leadership for community and technical college chairs,
deans, and other instructional leaders, the Academy
was formed in direct response to the acutely limited
leadership training opportunities for community &
technical college department and division chairs. The
Chair Academy focuses on preparing these academic leaders
for their dual role as manager and administrator on
the one hand and faculty member/advocate on the other.
Community College Web Page
Microsoft's Higher Education site features a web page
devoted strictly to community college issues that features
articles, model programs, news about training and certification,
special grants and offers, new technology solutions,
and links to other community college web sites.
This page contains links
to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using
the Web to deliver class materials. For example, you
will find course syllabi, assignments, lecture notes,
exams, class calendars, multimedia textbooks, etc.
This web site brings together
distance education information and resources from Wisconsin,
national and international sources. The Distance Education
Clearinghouse is a service provided by the University
of Wisconsin-Extension. Updated frequently.
Telecommunications Council (ITC)
ITC, is a national, nonprofit
organization that represents postsecondary educational
institutions that are involved in distance learning.
An affiliated council of the American Association of
Community Colleges, ITC represents over 500 educational
institutions from across the United States and Canada.
Members include community colleges, four-year institutions,
nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and individuals.
You will find information about grant opportunities
and national legislation that will affect distance educators,
as well as research reports, periodicals, abstracts
and articles about distance learning topics.
An online library of information
for Adult and Continuing Education. Includes Vocational
and Community College information, Distance Education
leads, a collection of computer certification sources,
graduate school information, and resources devoted to
English as a Second Language.
The purpose of The Technology Source is to provide thoughtful,
illuminating articles that will assist educators as
they face the challenge of integrating information technology
tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.
TeleCampus is a virtual forum
for online teaching and learning. Learners can access
courses from a variety of educational institutions and
private organizations; Faculty and Developers will find
a Learning on the Web guide along with other tools and
templates for the development and delivery of online
courses. A special feature of this site is the Online
Course Database with over 7000 courses that are available
to take over the Internet. Note:
To list new courses on the TeleCampus Online Course
Database, please contact the Database Librarian, Julia
Innes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Technology Source is a
free peer-reviewed bimonthly Web-periodical focused
on topics and related issues that assist educators with
the challenges of integrating information technology
tools into teaching and managing educational organizations.
Department of Education Publications
The U.S. Department of Education
publishes a wealth of information for teachers, administrators,
policy makers, researchers, parents, students, and others
with a stake in education. Many of these publications
are available on this WWW Server.
Worldwide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue
This is a distributed subject
catalogue. Maintained at w3.org.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
This site includes information
about Web specifications, current development areas,
Web software, the Web community, and the World Wide
Web Consortium, w3.org.