Educational Learning & Teaching Resources
This page provides links to some collections of learning resource materials suitable for a wide range of ages - for use in schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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Added: 25 August 2001
Reviewer's Note: UK Channel 4's learning resource for
Over 1,000 hours of courses and resources for those learning Welsh. Video, audio and text. Interactive forum. Levels offered are Entry, Foundation, Intermediate, Higher and Proficiency. Links to other e-learning resources for Welsh learners
Added: 6 September 2007
"Find the easiest route to get quadratic equations and algebra problems done with downloadable system showing a step-by-step problem solving in a flash. The easiest course to get quadratic algebra equations done with a downloadable system showing a step-by-step problem solving in a flash."
Added: 23 April 2005
Try the online product demo to examine some of the features.
Mathsanywhere has a collection of mathematics teaching resources using screen capture technology. You can also find the maths videos on YouTube.
"Anatomy Lab is an e-learning application for University, Healthcare School and High School levels. A novel navigation method allows for the first time instant access of any small or large spot in large anatomical e-models of body subsystems. Structural listings and advanced object and name picking methods help students to memorize Latin terms."
Added: 29 November 2005
Download demo program
"Elesson uses Animation plus audio providing easy and tutor-like teaching which produces great success rates by making learning easy. It is currently used by City of Sunderland College for Maths (Numeracy and Algebra Times Tables) and Programming Concepts and C++ and has won JISC RSC Northern e-Learning award 2006."
Added: 03 January 2007
Government registered Independent learning tool for Art and Design students. Allows students to gain confidence and grades in Art and Design. FREE download for VLE/MLE
Added: 15 February 2008
"A service for students and educators on business and economics related subjects."
Updated: 1 July 2004
Site also contents Learning Materials - subject by subject resources including notes, worksheets, etc as well as Virtual Worlds (large scale learning resources)
"This article explains what Blended Animated Teaching Pedagogy is, how it works (video) and why it can provide more efficient classroom teaching. Results from a yearlong case study is included."
Updated: 20 June 2007
"Blue Web'n is a searchable database of over 1000 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). Blue Web'n does not attempt to catalog all educational sites, but only the most useful sites -- especially online activities targeted at learners."
Updated 28 August 2001
You can also subscribe to the site's Weekly Update notification service
The site "is dedicated to better history teaching and learning. We hope you will find plenty of interest, as well as top class teaching resources, both free and to purchase."
Added: 29 July 2004
Encourages the use of ICT in the history curriculum
"A Companion Learning Unit (CLU) is a computer based study aid for students following examination courses, and for schools and colleges with computer facilities. They are downloaded - run offline - to save dialup costs these units presently focus on History topics."
Added: 26 June 2006
Try before you buy
"Free access to a library of flash based elearnng objects that are generally aimed at keystage 3 and 4. Some are available for free download and are SCORM compatible for use within a SCORM compliant VLE/LMS."
Added: 9 June 2006
Users can register to receive emails when new learning objects are available
From the New York Times Learning Network
Added: 10 October 2004
The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12.
"The E.A.SY. Project will take charge of information, training and counselling services, in order to promote virtual mobility as complement and/or alternative to physical mobility, through an effective use of ICT, the setting up of an interactive website and new on-line tools for a correct university campuses evaluation."
Added 19 December 2006
Tools and Services for Virtual Campus accessibility. Examples from the University of Oxford and other European institutions.
"an annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web. They're sorted by subject and lifestage, so you can find what you're looking for quickly and easily."
Added: 28 August 2001
Not online courses but links to a large number of education-related sites
"EEVL is the Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's mission is to provide access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources, and be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects. It is an award-winning free service, created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK."
Updated: 3 July 2004
"EEVL's target audience is students, staff and researchers in higher and further education, as well as anyone else working, studying or looking for information in Engineering, Mathematics and Computing." Includes an RSS feed
"We offer KS3 and KS4 SCORM compatible lesson content for your school VLE or LMS. We also offer free content, demo courses and individual study accounts."
Added: 24 May 2007
"Emerald Management Xtra is the largest, most comprehensive collection of peer reviewed management journals and online support for librarians, faculty, researchers, teachers and deans. Developed specifically for business schools and departments of management, this unique collection of peer-reviewed journals, structured abstracts and support services is dedicated to the continued development of international management research."
Added: 10 July 2004
Demo presentation available
"In addition to Key Stages 1 & 2, EnjoyMaths now also offers worskheets for Key Stages 3 & 4. EnjoyMaths is a certified Curriculum Online product which offers hundreds of printable maths Worksheets. Unique point of the website is that for each worksheet new tasks can be generated with a click of a button providing child with a numerous number of worksheets to practice."
Updated: 18 March 2006
Range of subscription options available
"exam.net is the new learning resource for A level biology – a multimedia and interactive website indispensable to both students and teachers. You can access selected services for free, or subscribe for the full range.
Added: 8 April 2004
From Hodder Murray educational publishers
"Fast ForWord software is an award winning reading intervention product that applies neuroscience principles to build learning capacity. The computer based Fast ForWord family of products strengthens the neuro-cognitive skills required to read."
Updated: 18 June 2007
"This archive, provided by Columbia University, offers access to the complete range of free content developed for Fathom by its member institutions. Columbia encourages you to browse this archive of online learning resources, including lectures, articles, interviews, exhibits and free seminars."
Updated: 25 January 2005
Content from Columbia University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Cambridge University Press, The British Library, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, The New York Public Library.
"Browse the resource bank that is created by practitioners for practitioners to support teaching and learning. It includes thousands of websites, downloadable resources and case studies in your teaching subject, plus a raft of ideas and articles about pedagogy and e-learning issues."
Updated: 1 July 2004
Browsable by subject and/or type. Includes an FERL RSS
"Film Education is a registered charity funded by the film industry in the UK . Our aim is to encourage and promote the study of film and cinema within the UK National Curriculum. In supporting teachers, Film Education aims to give pupils the opportunity to analyse and evaluate a wide range of Media, including film. In addition to providing a range of free educational materials, Film Education organise training courses, workshops, seminars and events including National Schools Film Week"
Added: 7 January 2004
A number of free online resources available
"This site contains free and paid interactive animations on science and technology, these can be used by teachers to educate the students in an entertaining and comprehensive way. There are nearly 90 animations of around 30 minutes each on physics, chemistry, biology and technology for students, teachers and home schooling."
Added: 26 June 2006
Physics, chemistry, biology & technical educational material for High School and College
Gresham College in London has been providing free lectures since 1597. They now webcast many of their lectures live on the Internet, as well as record them for on-demand viewing.
Updated: 15 November 2003
"Hairdressing Training is an interactive online training resource, designed specifically for the UK education community. Hairdressing Training covers every area of the NVQ Level 2 syllabus and is brought to you through a partnership between JISC, Hairdressing-Training.com Ltd and MIMAS."
Added: 4 October 2004
Free 60-day trial available
"The Humbul Humanities Hub aims to be UK higher and further education's first choice for accessing online humanities resources."
Updated: 3 July 2004
Humbul is a service. It is dedicated to discovering, evaluating and cataloguing online resources in the humanities. Humbul provides online access to this growing collection of records. It is constantly seeking new ways to increase the availability and use of its record collection. Includes an RSS feed
"A tool for any thinking task! iMindMap software harnesses the visual flexibility and brain friendliness of Tony Buzan’s highly proven Mind Mapping techniques for the benefit of students and teachers alike. Use for problem solving exercises, idea generation, essay planning, revision, lesson preparation, lesson delivery and much more...."
Added: 3 May 2007
Free trial available to try
InHomeAcademy is focused on helping kids understand difficult concepts in Maths and Science through animations and interactive manipulatives.
Added: 13 November 2007
"This is a subject-specific catalogue of resources compiled from recommendations received on visits to libraries and learning centres in colleges in the Northwest."
Updated: 4 July 2004
Subjects include Art & Design, Hairdressing and Beauty, Travel & Tourism, etc
"Jorum is a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions, helping to build a community for the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials."
Added: 26 May 2006
A JISC-funded collaborative venture
"Help children with math. Create printable math worksheets on your own PC with Let Me Learn's Math Worksheet Generators. It’s quick and easy to make unique math worksheets at the click of a button. You can even add cartoons to brighten up the page! Curriculum Online approved."
Added: 2 May 2006
Download free demos
"This site is for UK AS, A level, Access course (HEFC) and Scottish Higher Geography students - especially mine. My students will be sitting the WJEC specification, but many of the subject areas are common to the above courses, so it is worth taking a look."
Added: 24 January 2002
Another resource site for 6th formers
Updated: 4 July 2004
Materials searchable and browsable by levels, themes and keywords
"Guardian learning: This is where you'll find teaching resources based on the vast Guardian archive, including our weekly topical lessons. Use them for lesson planning, homework, and all kinds of research. Online lessons and tests: Our online lessons cover every element of the national curriculum in each subject at each key stage listed below. Use them for lessons in class, or for private study."
Added: 25 August 2001
A useful resource for teachers
"The Education Resource Group is dedicated to helping professional educators, student teachers, parents, mentors and tutors educate students by providing access to education resources."
Added: 20 December 2002
"The Education Resource Center provides: (1) Education news published by the most creditable news sources. (2) Assistance writing lesson plans. (3) Links to thousands of Lesson Plans. (4) Internet search assistance that provides access to all available education resources."
"Linguascope.com contains hundreds of language games and activities developed to match National Curriculum requirements. The games are organised in topic areas (eg. pets, places in town, nationalities…)"
Updated: 25 January 2005
French, German, Italian and Spanish for schools
Interactive learning software for economics students and lecturers
at university level. Moving charts and powerful modelling tools with
built-in course manager for setting tasks and assessing participation.
Added: 14 November 2007
"LLEARN is an online tool that facilitates the acquisition of new/second languages (oral and written) through the development of a computer-aided, interactive, and collaborative advanced learning system for language learning. LLEARN brings together best practices in second language teaching and learning and the capacity of broadband technology."
Added: 2 September 2004
A web-based French language learning experience
"MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments."
Updated: 18 July 2004
"You are welcome to browse the collection or search for materials. Members may add materials, comments and assignments to MERLOT. Membership is free."
"MIT and the OpenCourseWare team are excited to share with you a first sampling of course materials from MIT's Faculty. We invite educators around the world to draw upon the materials for their own curricula, and we encourage all learners to use the materials for self-study"
Added: 3 October 2002
A number of academic units - all free
"The key to MLX is it being a place for exchange of ideas. Anyone from anywhere can browse and search the warehouse. Each "package" is represented by a descriptive "packing slip" that includes the name of the package creator, college(s) that were involved in developing it, contact information, a description, links to web sites associated with the package, and a collection of media attachments that include images, documents, spreadsheets, movie clips, etc. The attachments provided are free for educational use as long as credit is given to the package owner."
Updated: 3 July 2004
Educational "packages" for free
"The National e Content Academy is able to offer school members access to a growing library of e-content from KS1 to KS4. Schools are also able to submit ideas to the NaeCA multimedia development team who will bring those ideas to life. School members also benefit from free training courses and enjoy significant savings on popular e-titles."
Added: 16 August 2005
"The National e-Content Academy (NaeCA) was launched as a commercial venture to bring member schools/colleges and e-content providers together to share e-learning expertise, resources and best practice."
"Since the NLN programme first began in 1999, the NLN Materials Team based at Becta has been responsible for commissioning and managing the development of over 500 hours of e-learning materials across a wide range of subjects, working in partnership with subject matter experts in FE colleges and commercial developers. The e-learning materials span the FE curriculum and can easily be fitted into existing teaching. Access to the first 300 hours of materials is available through this website, where you can also find information and support tailored to your needs."
Updated: 2 July 2004
The materials have been created as small episodes of learning to give plenty of flexibility, which take about 20 - 30 minutes to complete.
"The gateway to educational resources on the internet. The NGfL provides a network of selected links to websites that offer high quality content and information. Whether you are learning, supporting, teaching or managing, there are resources on the NGfL for you."
Updated: 1 July 2004
The "What are you looking for" section is designed to help you find particular types of resources, such as lesson plans, museum websites or government information.
"Open Court Resources.com provides both original resources and links to external resources to assist teachers of the Open Court Reading program. All resources on the site are free and organized by grade level and Open Court Reading unit."
Added: 11 January 2006
Resources are intended to appeal to students of multiple learning modalities and English Language Learners.
"Find open educational resources by typing in the search box or selecting tags from left to right."
Added: 28 November 2005
The OCW Finder currently shows results from: MIT OCW, John Hopkins School of Public Health OCW, Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative and other place
"A place to announce or find out about public lectures, seminars, debates, conferences and exhibitions going on in your area or subject field. Open-lecture.net is intended to promote active learning and academic collaboration; it is aimed at students, lecturers and anyone with an interest in learning or networking."
Added: 20 February 2006
Anyone who registers can post and manage details of events and see forthcoming events that might interest them.
"we are collecting a variety of materials which will help education professionals to incorporate OED Online into their teaching, and introduce students to research techniques which encourage them to explore the riches of the Dictionary."
Added: 16 September 2005
materials are suitable for all levels from age group 11 to 14 through to University level
"Easy and quick to use image library for the digital age. Photos submitted by hobby, amateur and professional photographers. Pictures of anything from fish and chips to the Taj Mahal. All royalty-free. All web ready. Images from just 20p. Make money from selling your snapshots or buy great images legally, quickly and affordably."
Added: 26 March 2007
"600 web page website full of resources for pupils and teachers of geography."
Added: 24 January 2002
Built by Keith Phipps who is Head of geography at King Edward VI Camp Hill school for Boys in Birmingham. Keith Phipps uses the site in all his lessons and the integration of Internet into his teaching has led to him winning the national award of 'Teacher of the Year' for the most creative use of ICT.
"A complete Educational portal to fulfill all your child's schooling needs. Be it the homework assistance or the project assistance or a regular tutor, we are there to help you at each stage. site has whole bunch of interesting and very useful information which your child would love to read every time he visits us."
Added: 14 July 2006
Homework assistance free for 15 days
"The RDN is a collaboration of over seventy educational and research organisations, including the Natural History Museum and the British Library. In contrast to search engines, the RDN gathers resources which are carefully selected, indexed and described by specialists in our partner institutions. You can be confident that your search results and browsing will connect you to Web sites relevant to learning, teaching and research."
Updated: 4 July 2004
See also Ideas for using the RDN for learning and teaching in Further Education
"Revfacto revision packs complement traditional faculty offerings to offer the student an exam-focused interactive learning experience that is proven to increase exam scores and thereby reduce student attrition. Revfacto provides revision packs to academic departments in Ireland and the UK and currently covers anatomy and physiology, neuroscience and psychology."
Added: 21 July 2004
Try the demo lecture or tutorial
"A compendium of online materials to encourage the use of ICT within history."
Updated: 4 May 2012
From primary school, through to GCSE level history.
"Simple Experiments for Curious Minds" is an interactive CD-ROM containing 80 activities, which aim to arouse curiosity and stimulate thought in children of the age group of 9 to12 years.Each activity aims to explain basic concepts of Science through use of day-to-day household items, which can be done effortlessly."
Added: 28 February 2006
The project was undertaken for the Department of Science and Technology, under NCSTC, Govt of India.
"The Classroom Resources area of the SMART Education website contains lots of downloadable resource materials that are freely available to all SMART Education registered users."
Added: 8 November 2004
The SMART Education website has been created by staff from the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University College. The website has been designed to support the needs of teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants [HLTAs], Teaching Assistants, pupils, students, lecturers and everyone involved in education generally.
"The Sofia project is an open content initiative launched by the Foothill - De Anza Community College District ... Sofia promotes faculty and institutional sharing of online content. Modeled after MIT’s OpenCourseWare Initiative, Sofia encourages the free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web. It is our hope that Sofia will lead to the exploration of ways of supporting instruction and student learning using web-based resources."
Added: 27 January 2005
Initial course offering: Creative Typpgraphy, Elementary Statistics, Physical Geography, Enterprise Network Security, Introduction to Java Programming, Introduction to Macromedia Flash, Musicianship II and Webpage Authoring
"Sports Media is an interactive international PE Curricular Web site dedicated to providing lesson plans, tips, drills, activities and other teaching aids for the physical education teacher. Sports Media feels that the use of ICT by learners offers enormous potential to enhance learning in all subjects - also for physical education & sports. Sports Media has members who are nationally- and internationally-recognized experts in physical education, sports, fitness, coaching, health and nutrition. Sports Media is developed and maintained by an international association of professors and p.e. teachers."
Added: 16 December 2002
Make sure your sound is on when you click this link!
"SURE Higher Physics and is a complete computer based course in physics produced by Counting Thoughts. It can be used as a resource by high school teachers presenting a class using an interactive white board, or by individual high school students at home. The material covered follows the SQA Higher Physics subject specification 6th edition (2004), and is suitable for the later years of high school. Interactive simulations allow the user to investigate the phenomena described, and dynamic graphs linked to the simulations, interactive equations and questions with constructive feedback reinforce the learning experience."
Added: 19 May 2005
A free demo can be downloaded from the site
A detailed explanation by Dr Hajsadr as to how technology should be used in teaching. He suggests that the old paper-based scheme of work should be replaced by the online teaching and learning Backbone.
Updated: 15 November 2007
"TeAch-nology.com offers teachers FREE access to 27,300 lesson plans, 6,000+ printable worksheets, over 200,000 reviewed web sites, rubrics, educational games, teaching tips, advice from expert teachers, current education news, teacher downloads, web quests, and teacher tools for creating exciting classroom instruction."
Updated: 26 January 2005
A comprehensive resource site for teachers
"A range of interactive teaching resources for key stages 2 - 5"
Added: 6 November 2005
Developed by teachers for teachers
"Tek-talk brings you interviews with the world's leading scientists and engineers. If you are a student or university graduate interested in science and engineering and what people employed in these fields do, where they find employment, what are the trends in their industry and what skills successful scientists and engineers have then Tek-talk is the resource for you."
Added: 19 November 2004
You can even download Tek-talk interviews onto your MP3 player
"The case studies bring theory to life with real examples from companies you'll recognise like Coca-Cola and Vodafone."
Added: 29 July 2004
A resource for 14 to 18 year old students of business studies and their teachers.
"Topmarks Education was launched in September 1998 with the following aims are: to provide easy access to the best educational web sites; to help teachers use the web in the classroom;. to publish articles for parents to help their children."
Added: 28 November 2002
Hundreds of links to examples of educational websites
The study portal for economics, business studies and politics students.
Updated: 3 July 2004
Reviewer's not: A rstudent resource that won BETT Online Resource of the Year 2003
"TutorVista is a leading online tutoring company providing high-quality online tuition over the internet and private tutoring for SATS, GCSE, A-level and other exams."
Added: 7 April 2006
One hour of tutoring free
"New online diploma in Anatomy and Physiology, attend our examination centre only for the final online exam. Colleges can also buy into the course for their own students."
Added: 16 June 2006
Suitable for complementary therapy students and first year nurses
"This is an online learning resource for learning all the workings of the modern car."
Added: 9 March 2006
From Victoria High School in British Columbia, Canada
"A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation." San Diego University
"Maths-Whizz® at Home The UK's leading online Maths Tutor for 4 to 12 year olds"
Added: 4 July 2007
"The free textbook that anyone can edit"
Added: 8 March 2005
For GCSE and A level subjects - as at 8 March entries in GCSE and AL Business Studies
"Windows Live Academic is now in beta. We currently index content related to computer science, physics, electrical engineering, and related subject areas."
Added: 13 April 2006
Academic search enables you to search for peer reviewed journal articles contained in journal publisher portals and on the web in locations like citeseer.