Walt's Favorite Links

Here are links to some WWW sites that I have found useful over the last few months. I omit links to search engines and computer hardware and software companies and mention mainly sites related to education, educational research and a few other topics, such as beekeeping and hoaxes.

Walt's pick of the No. 1 Education site.

Without hestitation, my recommendation here is the ERIC system WWW site. The ERIC system is one of the most vastly underappreciated initiatives of the U.S. Department of Education. If you do not know it, explore it. You will not regret it!!

ERIC Home Page http://ericir.sunsite.syr.edu/

Other Education Links:

U.S. Department of Education   Provides links to many educational resources and organizations http://www.ed.gov/

Canada's SchoolNet http://www.schoolnet.ca/   Also available in French language version at http://www.rescol.ca/

Web66 Just as U.S. Highway Route 66 was a catalyst for Americana, Web66 views the World Wide Web as a catalyst for integrating the Internet into K12 school curricula. The Web66 project is designed to facilitate the introduction of this technology into K12 schools. http://web66.coled.umn.edu/

EDWeb EDWEB, written and maintained by Andy Carvin is a "hyperbook" allowing exploration of the the worlds of educational reform and information technology. http://k12.cnidr.org:90/

Online Educational Resources Links to lots of online educational resources compiled by NASA's High Performance Computing and Communications program http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/OER/

Higher Education:

College and University Home Pages - Alphabetical Listing with over links to over 3000 colleges and universities http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html  (Also available via several mirror sites).

The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials. http://www.utexas.edu:80/world/lecture/

The Scholarly Societies Project has been created to facilitate access to information about scholarly societies across the world. http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/society/overview.html


Educational Research and Organizations:

American Educational Research Association http://aera.net

Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA)- a peer reviewed scholarly journal published at Arizona State University. http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/

Having recently published an article in EPAA (Russell & Haney, Testing writing on computers, http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/v5n3.html), I have become interested in electronic publishing. Three aspects of the experience explain why. First, when co-author Mike Russell and I first submitted a manuscript to EPAA, we were astounded to receive five anonymous blind reviews within one week of submission (for traditional print journals, such reviews generally take months).  Second, with the encouragement of editor Gene Glass, we were able to make our entire data set available to readers used cars west palm beach so that they could undertake secondary data analyses for themselves.  Third, less than 24 hours after the article was published, I received a note of congratulations from a colleague in Canada, saying that he had downloaded our data for use in his statistics class!! The experience has whetted my curiousity about scholarly electronic publishing. Two sources on electronic journals are:

Electronic journals in general http://www.edoc.com/ejournal/

Psychology related e-journals http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/journal.html

PsychNET , the Internet service of the American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) http://snyside.sunnyside.com/home/

Just for Fun Links:

Electronic Postcards This site, at the MIT Media lab allows sending (and receiving) of a great collection of colorful postcards, all electronically. http://postcards.www.media.mit.edu/Postcards/

Cool Site of the Day All kinds of great stuff turns up here . . . http://cool.infi.net/

Capitol Steps Funny songs about the craziness of politcal culture of our nation's capitol (Gotta have audio plug-ins for browser to use) http://www.capsteps.com/

Hoaxes and Hacks Trolls, Hoaxes, Culture Jamming, Poetic Terrorism, Media Hacks, Frauds, Impostors, Spoofs, Counterfeits, Fakes, Pranks, Scams, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. http://www.nepenthes.com/Hacks/index.html

Sokal & Social Text  Early in the Spring of 1996, Social Text published an essay by Professor Alan Sokal, a physicist at New York University, suggesting a postmodernist interpretation of quantum mechanics. On the day of publication Sokal announced in Lingua Franca that the article had in fact been a hoax. This page provides entry into debate about Sokal's hoax (and some insight into the rhetoric and pretensions of academe.) http://weber.u.washington.edu/~jwalsh/sokal/

Special Topics:

Women's Studies Links to lots of resources related to women's studies http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/sorokin/women/index.html

StatLib (Carnegie Mellon University Statistics Department) distributes statistical software, datasets, and statistics-related information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/

Discovering Laos, The land of a milion elephants A brief introduction to one of the most wonderful lands on this small earth: http://www.laoembassy.com/discover/

Beekeeping Home Page Links to information about honey bees (Apis melifera) and things of interest to apiarists http://weber.u.washington.edu/~jlks/bee.html

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