Subject Guide to WWW Resources

Education (Overseas) – Links & Resources

Please note that the URL addresses listed below may be changed and therefore inaccessible.

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiaotong University http://www.arwu.org/
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been published by the Graduate School of Education (Formerly the Institute of Higher Education), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (GSE-SJTU). It has been done independently by the ranking team in GSE-SJTU to measure research universities in the world based on their academic or research performance.

BrainTrack – College & University Directory http://www.braintrack.com/
This site lists over 10,000 higher education institutions in 194 countries and is continually updated with new schools and education resources.

CampusTours – Virtual College and University Tours & Interactive Campus Maps http://www.campustours.com/
The website provides virtual tours and interactive maps of colleges and universities in the United States. Users may search by school name, alphabetic or State.

Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) http://www.cete.org/
This site provides comprehensive information services in Adult and Continuing Education, Career Education Vocational and Technical Education, Employment and Training.

College and University Rankings http://www.library.illinois.edu/sshel/specialcollections/rankings/
This site provides various links to many ranking services, along with cautionary notes and a discussion of the ongoing controversy over rankings.

e-Learning Centre http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/
The e-Learning Centre is a free information resource about e-learning and learning technologies. A wide range of papers and book reviews are provided freely.

Education Index http://www.educationindex.com/
This site provides learners and educators with access to the best educational websites in a variety of subjects and life stages (e.g. preschool. secondary education and graduate education). Instead of just providing a list of links, they are catalogued, reviewed, and commented.

Education World, The Educator’s Best Friend http://www.education-world.com/
A classified database directory that consists of subject information, education resources as well as specific references on educational issues.

Education.com http://www.education.com
This site provides lots of information, resources and support for kids to learn what they need to know to get through life.

The Educator’s Reference Desk http://www.eduref.org/
This site provides various types of educational resources – including lesson plans of different subjects, various issues related to education, as well as the function to search on the ERIC database.

Excellence Gateway (UK) http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/
The site provides thousands of examples of effective practice and support documents which are free of charge to review and download.

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/
Cedefop is a European agency that helps promote and develop vocational education and training in the European Union (EU). It is the EU’s reference centre for vocational education and training.

The Gateway to 21st Century Skills http://www.thegateway.org
The site provides teachers, parents, and students with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites. It contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) http://www.ncver.edu.au/
It is the Australia’s principal provider of research and statistical information about vocational education and training.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html
The OVAE website has information, research, and resources to help prepare young people and adults for postsecondary education, successful careers, and productive lives.

QS Top Universities http://www.topuniversities.com/
This site provides information on World University Rankings.

SCImago releases SCImago Insitutions Rankings 2009 World Report http://www.scimagojr.com/news.php?id=116
The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) project, developed by SRG SCImago Research Group is a Research Evaluation Platform and Ranking Generator to analyze research outputs of universities and research-focused institutions.

Sites for Teachers http://www.sitesforteachers.com/
This site provides a list of useful teaching resources and educational sites.

Vocational Information Center (USA) http://www.khake.com/index.html
The Vocational Information Center website is a directory that provides links to online resources for career exploration, career and education, work opportunities, trade and technical schools and career related reference resources.

WorldWideLearn http://www.worldwidelearn.com/
A directory provides numerous online education information in varies subject areas and access to a wide variety of e-learning solutions, including online courses, accredited degree programs, and professional continuing education in 249 subject areas offered by educational institutions, companies and individuals from all over the world.