Databases and Clearinghouses

These organizations share an interest in promoting the use of technology in higher education, in both online and face-to-face instruction

Blended Learning Toolkit
The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course. The goal of the BlendKit Course is to provide assistance in designing and developing your blended learning course via a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and practical step-by-step guidance in helping you produce actual materials for your blended course (i.e., from design documents through creating content pages to peer review feedback at your own institution).
Educational Technology Clearinghouse


An association promoting the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Educause takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, examines how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.


ERIC Database- US Department of Education
ERIC is the world’s largest digital library of education literature. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week

Internet Scout Project
Online materials for educators, librarians, and researchers; The Scout Report is a weekly publication, listing brief reviews of Internet-based resources


MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching,
online teaching and learning materials and advice


A consortium made up of member colleges and universities that focuses on online education


What Works Clearinghouse
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established to help improve the education of American students by: producing high quality summaries of research on the effects of educational interventions and approaches on student outcomes, promoting the use of rigorous scientific methods in studies of educational effectiveness, promoting the use of rigorous research in education decision-making, and facilitating public and educator access to research-related resources

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