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Higher Education Resources on the Web

The links listed on this page provide a variety of information resources for community and technical college students, faculty and staff. In general, the site descriptions included below are taken directly from the site itself. 

Site contents are entirely the responsibility of the institution or organization at which the information resource is maintained. The inclusion of service or product information in any of these links does not imply endorsement of the service or product by the League for Innovation in the Community College.

National Skills Standard Board (NSSB)
A 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.

The 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.

About Votech 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 subscriptions. 
ERIC 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.

Northwest 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.

American 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, DC.

Community College Times
AACC's Weekly Newspaper reporting on Community College issues.

Center 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.

Dutch 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
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.

National 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.

The TLT Group
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.

National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET)
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 learning.

National Council of Workforce Education
The National Council for Workforce Education is a private, nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting excellence and growth in occupational education. 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 arena.

The 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.

Microsoft 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.

World Lecture Hall
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.

Distance Education Clearinghouse
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.

Instructional 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.

Miningco.com Adult/Continuing Education
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 Technology Source
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
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 julia@teleeducation.nb.ca.

The Technology Source
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.

U.S. 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.

The Worldwide Web Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue
This is a distributed subject catalogue. Maintained at w3.org.

The 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.