Online Educational Directories and Portals: Unlocking Knowledge

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    What’s an Online Directory?

    Online directories are usually very large repositories of information in regard to one overall topic. Readers can search the directories for specific subtopics or various ways to get the subtopic (for example, via online newsletter, Website, etc.). Online directories are sometimes referred to as learning or knowledge portals (although these terms are still being defined somewhat.)

    The following directories were generously suggested by John Simkin of Spartacus Educational on January 20, 2000. Comments from John:

    I have had a large number of requests concerning Google and good directory websites for education. I would suggest that you all [people providing online educational resources!] register your website with Google (at

    I have found the following website directories very good. Most require you to fill out a form. When they are maintained by one individual I have also enclosed their email address. The BBC website is the most visited website in Britain (160 million page impressions a month). It is not easy to get on there but it is well worth the effort.

    British Directories

    USA & Canada Directories

    Scout – email: (scout@CS.WISC.EDU)
    Teaching and Learning at Indiana University – email:

    – or email: Mark Whitman (ITL)

    Learning Websites

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