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EDUCATION Websites

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Action Bioscience

1. Action Bioscience
  • Provider:American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Keywords: animal , bioethics , biology , biotechnology , education , genetics , K-12 , kids , life sciences , natural sciences , student , technology , environmental
  • Description: This website covers a host of topics in the life sciences. It "...provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and resources to enhance bioscience teaching." Updated links are provided at the end of each article to guide the reader toward greater learning or involvement in the issue at hand. Some articles are also provided in Spanish translation.


AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

2. AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
  • Provider:American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Keywords: advocacy , education , ethics , informatics , workforce , healthcare administration , jobs , continuing education , electronic health record , information technology , information management
  • Description: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.


American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

3. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts


American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

4. American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
  • Provider:AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
  • Keywords: alternative medicine , care , conference , culture , education , geriatrics , holistic , networking , nursing , psychology , quality , research , student , standard of care , jobs , continuing education , healthcare professional , nursing theory
  • Description: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.


American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

5. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • Provider:AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association)
  • Keywords: advocacy , education , healthcare policy , informatics , video , standard of care , electronic health record
  • Description: This organization "...is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy." Some resources here are for members only. The Education section includes links to podcasts and mp3 files of informatics classes and recorded conference proceedings, many of which are free.


AMSER- Applied Math and Science Education Repository

6. AMSER- Applied Math and Science Education Repository


Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy- Project 2061

7. Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy- Project 2061
  • Provider:American Association for the Advancement of Science, Project 2061
  • Keywords: education , science , student , faculty
  • Description: From the website: "Project 2061's benchmarks are statements of what all students should know or be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12... Project 2061 promotes literacy in science, mathematics, and technology in order to help people live interesting, responsible, and productive lives. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy requires understandings and habits of mind that enable citizens to grasp what those enterprises are up to, to make some sense of how the natural and designed worlds work, to think critically and independently, to recognize and weigh alternative explanations of events and design trade-offs, and to deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and uncertainties."


Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration

8. Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration
  • Provider:Association for Medical Education in Europe
  • Keywords: education , evidence-based practice , reviews , systematic reviews , faculty
  • Description: The BEME Collaboration is a group of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of "Best Evidence Medical Education." Contributors publish systematic reviews of medical education itself, with the aim of giving educators a best-evidence basis for their curriculum design decisions. This site includes complete, published reviews with summaries ("guides") and reviews in progress. These materials may be useful as models for systematic review-writing, as well as for their conclusions about effective medical education methods.


Better Data, Better Health

9. Better Data, Better Health
  • Provider:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Keywords: blog , data , data analysis , economics , education , health statistics , healthcare policy , healthcare system , public health , Texas , wellness , free , full text , reports , population , data-sharing , Medicare/Medicaid
  • Description: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.


BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

10. BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine
  • Provider:Baylor College of Medicine
  • Keywords: Baylor , biology , courseware , education , genetics , internet , K-12 , life sciences , natural sciences , neuroscience , science , student , video , environmental , communicable diseases , faculty , full text , news , NIH , continuing education , partial open access , podcasts , brain
  • Description: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.


Biology Browser

11. Biology Browser
  • Provider:Thomson Scientific
  • Keywords: biology , education , kids , natural sciences , student
  • Description: A free database of links to Web resources in the natural sciences. Sections of links and information tailored for researchers, librarians, educators and students.


Biology Project

12. Biology Project
  • Provider:University of Arizona
  • Keywords: biology , education , student , multilingual
  • Description: The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology, developed at The University of Arizona, providing information useful for students ranging from secondary education level to medical school. Some materials are available in Spanish and Italian translation.


Biomedical Beat: a monthly digest of of research news from NIGMS

13. Biomedical Beat: a monthly digest of of research news from NIGMS
  • Provider:National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
  • Keywords: biomedical research , cell biology , education , genetics , grants , pharmacology , research , U.S. Government , news , images , disease , RSS feed
  • Description: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.


Brainfacts.org

14. Brainfacts.org
  • Provider:Society for Neuroscience
  • Keywords: aging , consumer health , education , neuroscience , neurology , news , disease , brain , cognitive disorders
  • Description: Brainfacts.org is a resource for the public that reports on advances in brain research with short, informative, illustrated articles. Topics are presented in the broadest of ranges- from neurons to the role of neuroscience in a court of law. The Society for Neuroscience presents this resource in partnership with two foundations- Gatsby, and the Kavli Foundation. Links to their interesting websites are provided.


CAAT: Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

15. CAAT: Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • Provider:Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
  • Keywords: biomedical ethics , biomedical research , education , laboratory , research , toxicology , animal welfare
  • Description: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."


Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)

16. Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)
  • Provider:CNIA (Canadian Nursing Informatics Association)
  • Keywords: Canada , education , informatics , journal , nursing
  • Description: "The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) exists to help nurses across Canada to learn, share, research, and create informatics-related projects and experiences that can help to boost the competencies, theory, and practice of informatics on a national level." We start you at the Resources section, which links to nursing and allied health informatics sites, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and to educational institutions internationally offering online courses in informatics. Full text articles from the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics are also available here.


CancerBackup.org

17. CancerBackup.org
  • Provider:Macmillan.org (UK)
  • Keywords: cancer , consumer health , drugs , education , oncology , healthcare professional , patient education
  • Description: This British cancer website provides information for patients, caregivers and physicians on all aspects of cancer: types, treatments, coping with treatment side effects, pain, etc. Visitors may also communicate about their questions with oncology nurses. Free publications written by expert healthcare providers are available to order in print or to download, and a forum/chat website called "What Now?" is also featured, in which patients share their experiences and provide support to each other.


ccLearn

18. ccLearn


Cell Biology Education Resources

19. Cell Biology Education Resources
  • Provider:American Society for Cell Biology
  • Keywords: cell biology , education , gateway , laboratory , neuroscience , portal , systems biology , video , free , links , microbiology
  • Description: This website by the American Society for Cell Biology is an extremely comprehensive gateway useful for educators, researchers and students, with links to hundreds of resources covering virtually every aspect of cell biology. The resources, divided first by subject area, are then presented in the following categories: images, videos, laboratories, forums, literature and education.


Center for Intellectual Property

20. Center for Intellectual Property


Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

21. Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Provider:University of Oxford
  • Keywords: education , evidence-based medicine , healthcare , healthcare policy , medicine , networking , systematic reviews
  • Description: The CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) "provides free support and resources to doctors, clinicians, teachers and others interested in learning more about EBM." Some of the many resources here include: a section providing free and open-access teaching materials, like PowerPoint files of lectures and workshops; links to guides to critically evaluating the medical literature; and links to the websites of other groups around the world that promote and teach the tenets of evidence-based practice.


Connexions

22. Connexions
  • Provider:Connexions Project/Rice University
  • Keywords: courseware , curriculum , e-books , education , multidisciplinary , publishing , student , faculty , mashups , textbooks , modular , repository
  • Description: Connexions is a collaborative repository environment for the storage, creation and publishing of online educational materials, like textbooks. The course material, using xml, is packaged in stand-alone, modular format, in order to facilitate the compilation of educational materials according to the needs of individual learners. Please see http://cnx.org/aboutus/ for a full description.


Critical Thinking Web

23. Critical Thinking Web


End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)

24. End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)
  • Provider:EPERC (End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)
  • Keywords: care , education , geriatrics , physician , palliative care , hospice
  • Description: This site provides links to educational materials, fact sheets, and other Web resources. The purpose of the EPERC is "to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education." Visitors who will find these materials particularly helpful include nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. Under the Browse heading on the homepage, visitors can look over nine sections, including Cases, Presentations, and Education Manuals. Along with looking through each of these sections, users can search all of the materials for items that are most germane to their fields.


Food and Nutrition Information Center

25. Food and Nutrition Information Center


GetBodySmart: An Online Examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology

26. GetBodySmart: An Online Examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Provider:Scott Sheffield
  • Keywords: anatomy , education , figures , physiology , student , tutorial
  • Description: The intended purpose of this site is to provide "a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology," appropriate for students as well as lecturers. The site's developer has more than 20 years experience teaching the material at the university level. GetBodySmart is designed "help explain the body's complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks." Diagrams and drawings, as well as free quizzes and tutorials are included. General subject divisions include: skeletal system, muscle tissue physiology, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary system, and histology.


Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

27. Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases


Grand Rounds Webcasts from Mayo Clinic

28. Grand Rounds Webcasts from Mayo Clinic
  • Provider:Mayo Clinic
  • Keywords: education , graduate medical education , medicine , tutorial , video , free , disease , webinars
  • Description: As of January 2011, a selection of 30 Grand Rounds video presentations by Mayo Clinic staff members are posted here and freely accessible. Click on the title to launch the video, which will open in a new window. Mayo Clinic's free Physician Update email newsletter (link included) highlights any newly-posted presentations.


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

29. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Provider:HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
  • Keywords: education , healthcare system , informatics , information science , networking , trend , workplace , jobs , partial open access , electronic health record , information technology , information management
  • Description: "HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare." The adoption of the EMR and EHR, or Electronic Medical or Health Record, is a prominent theme of HIMSS. Resources on conferences and professional development activities in the field of health informatics are included. A Nursing Informatics section provides free PowerPoint-style educational presentations. Some content at the HIMSS site is for members only.


HIV InSite

30. HIV InSite
  • Provider:UCSF Center for HIV Information
  • Keywords: consumer health , education , policy , research
  • Description: This website from the University of California San Francisco is designed to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy.


International OCD Foundation

31. International OCD Foundation
  • Provider:International OCD Foundation
  • Keywords: advocacy , consumer health , diagnosis , education , mental health , psychiatry , research
  • Description: The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their families and friends, and to support research into the causes of, and effective treatments for, this disease.


Internet Archive

32. Internet Archive


Internet History Sourcebooks Project

33. Internet History Sourcebooks Project
  • Provider:Fordham University History Department
  • Keywords: education , history , literature , multicultural , open access , philosophy , women
  • Description: An extensive collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts and original sources, divided into sections on Ancient, Medieval and Modern history, with geographic and demographic sub-categories, as well as a number of special resource collections. Some resources are linked and others are provided directly by Fordham University.


Introduction to Chest Radiology

34. Introduction to Chest Radiology


KidsHealth

35. KidsHealth
  • Provider:Nemours Foundation
  • Keywords: consumer health , education , kids , wellness , free , child
  • Description: KidsHealth is the largest, most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from prenatal care through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information. KidsHealth has created separate areas designed for children, teenagers and parents. Includes thousands of original in-depth features, articles, animations, games and resources developed by experts in pediatric and adolescent healthcare.


Learning Radiology

36. Learning Radiology
  • Provider:William Herring, MD, FACR, Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Keywords: bone , diagnosis , education , medical imaging , radiology , tutorial , video , free , orthopaedics , osteology
  • Description: This free radiology education resource includes podcasts, lectures (some by faculty at Albert Einstein Medical Center) and interactive tutorials. The materials are divided into categories that include Lectures, Notes, Images, Case of the Week, and Quick Quizzes. Visitors can find lectures on topics ranging from bone tumors to heart disease. Many of the talks are available as .pdf files or PowerPoint presentations. FlashPlayer required for most lectures.


MedEdPORTAL

37. MedEdPORTAL
  • Provider:AAMC (Associaton of American Medical Colleges)
  • Keywords: courseware , creative commons , curriculum , dentistry , education , e-publishing , medicine , open access , video , faculty , peer review , repository , podcasts
  • Description: “MedEdPORTAL is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. Copyright and patient privacy issues are addressed during the submission process so users around the globe can download and utilize any of the published resources for educational purposes. Free registration is required for access. Educational videos are available for download, and CME and career networking resources are also available.


Medical Mnemonics.com

38. Medical Mnemonics.com
  • Provider:MedicalMnemonics.com
  • Keywords: anatomy , education , medicine , nursing , open access , PDA access , pharmacy , student , glossary of terms , dictionary , mobile access
  • Description: Medical Mnemonics.com: World's Database of Medical Mnemonics is a free searchable database of medical mnemonics - memory-boosting tools to assist students in mastering the detailed medical information they need to know. Users can search, browse and filter mnemonics, add a mnemonic to the database, customize the database, and even download the database to a PDA.


MedPix Medical Image Database

39. MedPix Medical Image Database
  • Provider:Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
  • Keywords: allied health , education , graduate medical education , health sciences , informatics , medical imaging , nursing , open access , radiology , student , CME , images
  • Description: MedPix® is a fully web-enabled cross-platform database, integrating images and text. Content is organized by disease location, pathology category, patient profiles, and by image classification and caption. MedPix® can be searched through multiple internal image and text search engines. MedPix® search formulations may be linked directly to PubMed and other outside search engines with a single click. Additional features - Category 1 CME credits, quizzes, uploading, and editing - are available to registered users. A valuable resource for radiology and other allied health staff and trainees, physicians and medical students, nurses and graduate nursing students.


NanoHub.org

40. NanoHub.org
  • Provider:Network for Computational Nanotechnology
  • Keywords: biomedical research , education , engineering , networking , research , scientist , collaborative , news , bioengineering , animation , nanotechnology
  • Description: Supported by the National Science Foundation, this site is designed for and by the nanotech research community, providing tools and support for nanotech theory, modeling and simulation, and a forum in which to share knowledge within and between different nanotech research areas. This site is also a good resource for teachers, supplying curriculum items in the form of images, videos and learning modules.


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

41. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

42. National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
  • Provider:National Science Digital Library
  • Keywords: courseware , education , K-12 , natural sciences , portal , faculty
  • Description: From the website: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education... NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators, but anyone can access NSDL.org and search the library at no cost. Access to most resources discovered through NSDL is free; however, some content providers may require a login, or a nominal fee or subscription to retrieve their specific resources.


NationMaster.com

43. NationMaster.com
  • Provider:Luke Metcalfe and Rapid Intelligence Pty. Ltd.
  • Keywords: data , education , general reference , social sciences , statistical , international , demographics , population , maps
  • Description: This is a site that compiles statistical and demographic data on many topics for international comparison. The data are from authenticated, cited sources. "NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. ...you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."


Neurons

44. Neurons
  • Provider:University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • Keywords: anatomy , cell biology , creative commons , education , human anatomy , neuroscience
  • Description: An interactive site illustrating the anatomy and functions of neurons and the cells of which they are composed. Downloadable animations on such topics as axonal transport and ion channels are included, to be used for educational purposes, in accordance with the terms of a Creative Commons license.


Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences

45. Neuroscience Online: an electronic textbook for the neurosciences
  • Provider:Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UT Medical School, Houston
  • Keywords: anatomy , courseware , curriculum , education , neuroscience , open access , student , neurology , collaborative , free , textbooks , animation , images , brain
  • Description: "This online, interactive courseware for the study of neuroscience is provided by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The project is being developed under the direction of the Department Chair and Editor, John H. Byrne." Due to its largely multimedia presentation, the text cannot be downloaded-- it must be experienced online. The preface to this absorbing resource indicates that it is meant primarily as a course for the first-year medical student, but is also useful for more advanced students. Includes end-of-chapter review questions.


NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

46. NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting
  • Provider:Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
  • Keywords: biomedical research , education , federal agencies , internet , life sciences , medicine , research , science , U.S. Government , video , NIH , podcasts
  • Description: This is a service of the NIH's Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.


OER Commons (Open Educational Resources)

47. OER Commons (Open Educational Resources)
  • Provider:Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
  • Keywords: courseware , curriculum , education , K-12 , kids , multidisciplinary , student , faculty
  • Description: An open courseware site containing course content and trainers' resources for courseware ranging from college to K-12. Providers of the content include prestigious educational institutions like University of California Berkeley, Rice University's Connexions project, Carnegie Mellon University and many more.


Office of Science Education (NIH)

48. Office of Science Education (NIH)
  • Provider:National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Keywords: education , science , student , free , full text
  • Description: This is a resource for teachers of science at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Lesson plans are provided. Search by topic, grade level or format.


Pathways to Science

49. Pathways to Science
  • Provider:Institute for Broadening Participation
  • Keywords: education , multidisciplinary , science , student , jobs , faculty
  • Description: Pathways to Science emphasizes "connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources." Sections for Faculty, K-12 Students, Undergrads, Grad Students, and Postdocs are included.


Podcasts from the University of Oxford

50. Podcasts from the University of Oxford
  • Provider:University of Oxford
  • Keywords: astronomy , biology , education , humanities , medicine , multidisciplinary , philosophy , physics , video , podcasts
  • Description: A collection of about 600 predominantly audio, and some video, files of lectures by and interviews with Oxford University faculty. Of particular interest are those from the Medical Sciences and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions, including several podcasts on Darwin. (Instead of clicking the hyperlink title of a listing, click on the "show media items" button to see individual podcasts under that heading.)


PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

51. PRIM&R: Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research


Research 101

52. Research 101
  • Provider:University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
  • Keywords: education , internet , research , student , tutorial , modular
  • Description: This is an interactive tutorial on the basics of doing research, appropriate for use by secondary school and college undergraduate students. Addresses topic choice, primary and secondary sources, evaluation of information sources, and more.


Scitable

53. Scitable
  • Provider:Nature Education
  • Keywords: blog , courseware , education , genetics , genomics , science , student , faculty
  • Description: Scitable is a free website with international participation; its current focus is on all aspects of genetics. Created for educators and students working at the graduate and undergraduate levels, it may well be accessible enough for some high school students. Includes many free articles within "topic rooms," and offers blogging, the ability to post questions, opportunities to contribute as writer or mentor, and formation of groups for discussion or curriculum. Free registration required for full participation.


Servier Medical Art

54. Servier Medical Art
  • Provider:LABORATOIRES SERVIER
  • Keywords: education , medicine , animation , images , medical illustration
  • Description: This section of the Servier website is an online PowerPoint image bank of medical illustrations, free for educational use, and otherwise free but for the requirement to properly acknowledge the source when using for publication.


Smithsonian Institution

55. Smithsonian Institution


Society for Neuroscience

56. Society for Neuroscience
  • Provider:Society for Neuroscience
  • Keywords: biography , consumer health , courseware , e-books , education , history of medicine , K-12 , neuroscience , scientist , student , video , full text , news , links , images , disease , brain
  • Description: The Society for Neuroscience offers the expected features, many of them open to non-members: meeting abstracts dating back to 2000; its latest Annual Report; information on its policies and guidelines; and Neuroscience in the News. There are unexpected free treasures in the section, History of Neuroscience: a selection of full-text classic neuroscience articles; six volumes of "The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography;" and a large series of Quicktime videos of autobiographical/scientific talks and interviews from eminent neuroscientists made between 1994 and 2008. Also notable is the inclusion of useful resources for non-scientists and educators: the NERVE "Virtual Encycloportal" for K-12 students and their teachers; and consumer information, like "Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System," and a series of Flash videos, "Searching for Answers," on various brain diseases and disorders.


SpectroscopyNow.com

57. SpectroscopyNow.com
  • Provider:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Keywords: conference , education , industry , medical imaging , portal , video , podcasts , webinars
  • Description: This set of newsletters encompasses every application and type of spectroscopy, including medical imaging. The reader can sign up for RSS feeds on areas of particular interest (including MRI, NMR, proteomics and chemometrics), view podcasts, and check on industry conference schedules. Note: Free registration is required for access to some areas of this website.


TEXAS (Training Excellence in Aging Studies) Program

58. TEXAS (Training Excellence in Aging Studies) Program
  • Provider:University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Reynolds Foundation
  • Keywords: aging , Alzheimer , care , courseware , education , emergency medicine , geriatrics , internal medicine , portal , surgery , faculty , links , orthopaedics , palliative care , urology
  • Description: This website from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is a portal to a geriatrics education program funded by the Reynolds Foundation. TEXAS "...provides a centralized location for students, residents and other learners to access the educational projects, assignments, assessment instruments and content developed by UTH Reynolds faculty and staff... TEXAS has developed a model that depicts how the ACGME and AAMC competencies are integrated into geriatric learning at all stages of learning: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient and expert. This model provides a schematic of training initiatives, outcomes expected and evaluation methods as they relate to the five stages of learning."


TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial)

59. TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial)
  • Provider:University of Texas at Austin Library Instruction and Information Literacy Services
  • Keywords: education , libraries , tutorial , information literacy
  • Description: A tutorial for library and Internet users that helps users to: determine which are the best resources to answer their research questions; evaluate the quality of information retrieved via the Web; understand the basics of copyright law; and more. Shockwave Flash 3 plug-in required for interactive features.


Tour of the Cell

60. Tour of the Cell
  • Provider:National Science Foundation
  • Keywords: cell biology , education
  • Description: This is a close-up view and explanation of the parts that make a cell function.


Tropical Diseases (WHO)

61. Tropical Diseases (WHO)
  • Provider:World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Keywords: diagnosis , education , medicine , public health , WHO , disease , travel medicine
  • Description: Fact sheets, statistics, information on WHO programs addressing prevention and control, and other publications from the World Health Organization on tropical diseases and neglected tropical diseases are available here.


uScience

62. uScience
  • Provider:Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Keywords: anatomy , biology , chemistry , education , medicine , open access , physics , physiology , science , student , video , faculty , images
  • Description: uScience is a new pilot repository of classroom-tested and peer-reviewed instructional resources for undergraduate-level science courses, to be focused primarily on human health issues. The uScience site is an expansion of MedEdPORTAL that facilitates faculty experimentation with new instructional strategies. Each resource found in the uScience collection is a complete learning unit, including activities, presentation, data, resources, instructor guide and with some, assessment. Each resource is peer-reviewed for content and instructional effectiveness. The first resources made available include units in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics.


User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

63. User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web
  • Provider:Medical Library Association
  • Keywords: consumer health , education , ethics , internet , libraries , medicine , information literacy
  • Description: This resource provides tips on how to judge whether a website purveying medical information is trustworthy and authoritative. It also presents links to high quality sources of such information. The guide "...outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health."


Virtual Body

64. Virtual Body


World Allergy Organization

65. World Allergy Organization
  • Provider:World Allergy Organization
  • Keywords: diagnosis , education , research , news , links , CME , international , organizations, societies , skin , allergy , allergens
  • Description: WAO provides useful allergy information and resources for health professionals and for the public. For the professional there are interactive case reports, CME modules and lectures, webinars a world calendar of conferences and meetings, and more. Under the Education in Allergy section, the Allergic Diseases Resource Center provides the layman as well as the health professional with information on causes, symptoms and treatment of specific allergies.


Xtranormal

66. Xtranormal
  • Provider:Xtranormal
  • Keywords: education , video , free , software , animation , podcasts , Web tools
  • Description: Xtranormal (free registration required) offers an easy way to produce short animated videos for use online. "It's free to create an Xtranormal account, to publish movies, to store projects on Xtranormal, and to use any of Xtranormal’s sharing tools. In addition though, Xtranormal offers the ability to use “premium” assets on your account – things like actors or sets that are different from the default... You’ll need purchased Xtranormal Points (XP), our virtual currency, to get these." Prices for paid features range from $5.00 to $150.00. Xtranormal films can be posted on a Youtube account or otherwise published. Individual educators can submit requests for completely free access to all resources on the Text to Movie platform when making educational-use movies. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and granted to verified educators. Apply via the Customer Service link.


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