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[https://www.eduappcenter.com/ Edu Apps] a collection of educational apps from the Edu App Center
[https://www.eduappcenter.com/ Edu Apps] a collection of educational apps from the Edu App Center
[http://www.histropedia.com Histropedia] create a timeline using Wikipedia data
[https://goodereader.com/blog/ Good e-Reader] find reviews of e-reading devices and e-books
[https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/ H2O] "a free platform for creating, sharing and adapting open course materials."
[http://www.histropedia.com Histropedia] create a timeline using Wikipedia data
[https://hypothes.is/ Hypothesis] annotate documents as a group; see [https://hypothes.is/education/ educator guides and tips]
[https://hypothes.is/ Hypothesis] annotate documents as a group; see [https://hypothes.is/education/ educator guides and tips]
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[http://moodle.com/ Moodle] a free educational software; see "Education management with Moodle" on [https://opensource.com/life/16/11/moodle-today opensource.com] (Nov. 2016)
[http://moodle.com/ Moodle] a free educational software; see "Education management with Moodle" on [https://opensource.com/life/16/11/moodle-today opensource.com] (Nov. 2016)
[https://opencasebook.org/ H20 Open Casebooks] a platform for law faculty to create digital textbooks; [https://opencasebook.org/casebooks/74426-the-ethics-and-governance-of-artificial-intelligence content] also available for the public to view
[http://openwords.com Openwords] an open source app for language learning
[http://openwords.com Openwords] an open source app for language learning
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[http://www.teamspeak.com/ TeamSpeak] a communication system that can be integrated with virtual worlds, online games and other multi-user environments
[http://www.teamspeak.com/ TeamSpeak] a communication system that can be integrated with virtual worlds, online games and other multi-user environments
[https://tiddlywiki.com/ Tiddlywiki] a non-linnear personal web notebook]; for a review see
"Get started and organized with Tiddlywiki" on [https://opensource.com/article/19/2/tiddlywiki opensource.com]
[https://trello.com/ Trello] a free tool for collaborative organizing
[https://trello.com/ Trello] a free tool for collaborative organizing

Revision as of 12:52, 28 April 2019

Other subject resources on this wiki: Gaming Research; Humanities Resources; Immersive Environments

Search databases

Blended Online Learning and Distance Education research bank which "contains details of books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of distance and online education, from publishers in Australia and overseas."

British Education Index As of Aug. 2013 the index and thesaurus is owned by EBSCO; partial contents search is free; otherwise subscription required

ERIC Education Resources Information Center

HAL The French portal to open access academic publications

LearnTechLib Learning and Technology Library is a database of over 100,000 articles and abstracts in the areas of learning and technology

Open Access Digital Library "Free access to over 12,000 full text, scholarly journals in a variety of subjects."

Papers in Research Education a collection of 100 articles compiled on Mendeley

Preprints The Multidisciplinary Preprint Platform

Solvonauts search open education resources

Social Science Research Network also covers the education topic

Search journals

Directory of Open Access Journals


Annotate an online web tool that provides a collaborative workspace for annotating, reviewing and sharing documents; select a free or premium account to use

Easy Chair a conference management system available under a variety of licenses including a free one

Edu Apps a collection of educational apps from the Edu App Center

Good e-Reader find reviews of e-reading devices and e-books

Histropedia create a timeline using Wikipedia data

Hypothesis annotate documents as a group; see educator guides and tips

Mendeley free citation management tool and pdf organizer

Moodle a free educational software; see "Education management with Moodle" on opensource.com (Nov. 2016)

H20 Open Casebooks a platform for law faculty to create digital textbooks; content also available for the public to view

Openwords an open source app for language learning

PubPub an open publishing platform

Readability a free web and mobile app for improving web page reading

Scholarometer citation analysis tool

ScratchEd an online community for Scratch (a programming language)

SLOODLE a free open source tool that "integrates the multi-user virtual environments of Second Life® and/or OpenSim with the Moodle™ learning management system." Rockcliffe makes use of this tool in Second Life and other virtual worlds.

TeamSpeak a communication system that can be integrated with virtual worlds, online games and other multi-user environments

Tiddlywiki a non-linnear personal web notebook]; for a review see "Get started and organized with Tiddlywiki" on opensource.com

Trello a free tool for collaborative organizing

Zotero free citation management tool

Other resources

Camelot Project an EU-funded program for language learning through machinima

Copyright Free Resources a solid list of resources from the Copyright Office of Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada)

edX Blog news and course announcements from MOOC provider edX

Flipped Learning Network

Horizon Report Wiki

Inside Higher Ed current awareness resource for higher education

Keep Learning a blog for teachers and learners

LoFi NoFi Teaching Kit ideas for how to teach the web where internet access is limited

MachinEVO Symposium archives of symposium are here; "MachinEVO is a 5-week workshop in Second Life, for language educators to learn how to produce films for teaching and learning English."

MindShift blog from KQED covering teaching, learning and technology

OER Foundation Open Education Research Foundation

OER Knowledge Cloud free access to education-related materials

Online learning and distance education resources moderated by Tony Bates, author of Teaching in a Digital Age. Direct link to Tony Bates blog is here.

Online Learning Tips for the online learning community

Open Education Week Annual conference that began meeting in 2013. Archived conference proceedings available for 2013-2014. Next conference to be held Mar. 9-13, 2015.

Open Education Working Group site provides information about open education and includes access to the Open Education Handbook.

Open Research Hub a site that reports on the impact of open educational resources (OER)

Pedagogy Unbound collection of blog posts regarding teaching and learning

Personalized Learning watch a video series on personalized learning posted on e-literate tv as discussed on The Wired Campus (May 21, 2015) from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Spreading the Word a blog that covers educational technology in schools

University World News online current awareness resource for educators

WatchKnowLearn free educational videos

WWI "Resources for teaching, learning and research;" 2014 is the 100th anniversary of World War I


Academic organizations in Second Life

Center for Online Innovation in Learning

Digital Pedagogy Lab publishers of the journal Hybrid Pedagogy

EDF Education's Digital Future; Stanford Graduate School of Education; a collection of events, discussion, news and courses

Education Dive education technology news

Educopia Institute

eLearning Industry

European Conference on Technology and Enhanced Learning read the papers from the annual conference on SpringerLink

The EvoLLLution analysis of the lifelong learning movement

futurity (web site covering research news from top universities)

Gaming the Past historical simulation games in the classroom

Immersive Learning Research Network

jokaydia wiki exploring virtual worlds and games in education

Learning Technology and Innovation educational support website for the London School of Economics

Learning Through Digital Media companion web site for the book Learning Through Digital Media edited by R. Trebor Scholz, Media Commons Press [2011].

The New Media Consortium Blog

Open Culture website listing free educational media resources

The Shakespeare Standard interdisciplinary resources for Shakespeare

Usable Knowledge a site for educators from the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Values at Play a companion website for the book Values at Play (MIT Press, 2014); website contains game and curriculum tools, research resources.

Virtual Learning Worlds exploring the power of games and other forms of media; last post was Sept. 2012; however, archives thoroughly cover news of earlier game worlds

Research articles

Acceptance of virtual worlds as learning space by Saniye Tugba Tokel, and Veysi İsler. Vol. 53 No. 2 Innovations in Education and Teaching International, May 2015. Abstract available at IngentaConnect.

Application Scenarios of Interactive Science Fiction Prototyping in Virtual Worlds for Education by Johanna Pirker et al. v. 14 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Education Environments, 2014. Abstract and full text available here.

Blended Learning: A Flipped Classroom Experiment, William R. Slomanson (January 18, 2014). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 64, No. 1, p. 93, 2014; Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2381282. Available at SSRN.

Creative educational use of virtual reality: working with Second Life by Mingliang Cao et al. Vol. 35 Issue 5 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications Sept.-Oct. 2014. DOI

Designing and Researching Virtual Learning Communities by Antonio Santos. Vol. 7 No. 4 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 2012.

eLearning and Software for Education (eLSE), Conference Proceedings Universitatea Nationala de Aparare "Carol I", 2013. View numerous papers on the topic of technology and software in the classroom presented at this conference.

Establishing Community in Online Courses: A Literature Review by Amy Pilcher. Vol. 3 issue 1 College Student Affairs Leadership, 2016. Article abstract and download the article here.

From Gamification to Touch Interfaces: Designing for 21st Century Learners by Jeff D. Borden. Educause Review Online, Oct. 13, 2014.

Game-based Learning Aids in Second Life by William Young, et al. v. 23 no. 1 Journal of Interactive Learning Research. Jan. 2012. View abstract.

New Educational Platform Based on Virtual Learning for Teaching Renewable Energy by Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis et al., 76 International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research p. 113-117 (2014). Discusses the use of Moodle to create a virtual learning environment

Online and hybrid university-level courses with the utilization of Second Life: Investigating the factors that predict student choice in Second Life supported online and hybrid university-level courses by Nikolaos Pellas and Ioannis Kazanidis. v. 40 Computers in Human Behavior Nov. 2014. Abstract available here. For more works by Nikolaos Pellas, see his Selected Works.

Open-Sim and Sloodle Integration for pre-service foreign language teachers’ continuing professional development by Nikolaos Pellas. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016. Download the article here.

The Pixelated professor: faculty in immersive virtual worlds by Stephanie Blackmon. v. 16 no. 1 The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015. View the full text of the article here.

Questions of quality in repositories of open educational resources: a literature review by Javiera Atenas and Leo Havemann. v. 22 Research in Learning Technology, 2014.

The role of environment design in an educational Multi-User Virtual Environment by Nikiforos M. Papachristos, et al. Vol. 45 Issue 4 British Journal of Educational Technology, July 2014.

Role-playing and simulation in education; special issue in the International Journal of Role-Playing, v. 6 (2016).

Scalable Learning in World of Warcraft by Thomas, Douglas (November 13, 2008). Available at SSRN or DOI

Trends Report 2019 [Chronicle of Higher Education], Feb. 2019. Available from the Chronicle of Higher Education website.

Use of Second Life in Social Work Education: Virtual World Experiences and Their Effect on Students by Kelley Reinsmith-Jones et al. v. 51 Issue 1 Journal of Social Work Education Jan. 2015.

Virtual Learning Environments: A Survey by J.M Sneha and G.S. Nagaraja. Vol. 4 Issue 6 International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, June 2013.

What is the Use of a VLE? by K.C. O'Rourke, et al. Vol. 4 Iss. 1 Irish Journal of Academic Practice, 2015. Discusses Virtual Learning Environments in higher education. Article is available for download here.

What MMORPG's can teach us about leveling up a heroic developer team. Article by Aly Fulton. 10/23/2018 on opensouce.com


Assessment Strategies for Online Learning: Engagement and Authenticity by Dianne Conrad and Jason Openo. Athabasca Press, 2018. This free book is available at Athabasca Press.

Adaptive and Adaptable Learning; 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016, Proceedings. Springer, 2016. Entire conference proceedings available on SpringerOpen.

The Battle for Open: how openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory by Martin Weller. London: Ubiquity Press, 2014. Open access book available for download. Addresses the topics of MOOCs, open educational resources and open education.

Cases on the Assessment of Scenario and Game-Based Virtual Worlds in Higher Education edited by Shannon Kennedy-Clark, Kristina Everett and Penny Wheeler, IGI Global, 2014. Publisher information at http://www.igi-global.com/book/cases-assessment-scenario-game-based/75840

Community Cultivation: a field guide Educopia, 2018. The guide ... "can provide both emerging and established communities with ways to understand, evaluate, and plan their own growth, change, and maturation."

Computer Games for Learning: an evidence-based approach by Richard E. Mayer. MIT Press, 2014. "... a comprehensive and up-to-date investigation of what research shows about learning with computer games."

Developing Educators for The Digital Age: A Framework for Capturing Knowledge in Action by Paul Breen. London: University of Westminster Press, 2018. This book can be read for free online.

Ebooks in Education by Hazel Woodward. London: Ubiquity Press, 2014. Read the open access book here.

Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning edited by George Veletsianos. Athabasca University Press, 2016. Download the free .pdf version from the Athabasca University Press.

Emerging Technologies in Distance Education by George Veletsianos. Athabasca University Press, 2010. Download the free creative commons ebook from Athabasca University Press; See author blog at http://www.veletsianos.com

Engaging the Avatar: new frontiers in immersive education by Randy J. Hinrichs and Charles Wankel. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Pub., 2012.

From the Campfire to the Holodeck by David Thornburg. Jossey-Bass, 2013. Published Oct. 2013.

Game changers: education and information technology edited by Diana G. Oblinger. Educause, 2012. Free e-book from Educause

Hacking the Academy: new approaches to scholarship and teaching from digital humanities edited by Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. University of Michigan Press, 2014. To read the free version of the book go to http://www.press.umich.edu/3981059/hacking_the_academy

Handbook Of Emerging Technologies for Learning by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger. 2009. (.pdf version)

Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning by Richard E. Ferdig, Kathryn Kennedy et al. ETC Press, 2014. ETC Press offers a free download of the book.

Higher Education in Virtual Worlds : teaching and learning in Second Life by Charles Wankel; Jan Kingsley. Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Group Pub., 2009.

Knowing Knowledge by George Siemens. 2006. (.pdf version of the book)

Learning and Research in Virtual Worlds by Jeremy Hunsinger; Aleks Krotoski. London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.

Learning and Teaching in the Virtual World of Second Life by Judith Molka-Danielsen; Mats Deutschmann. Trondheim : Tapir Academic Press, 2009.

Learning, Education and Games, vol. 1: Curricular and Design Considerations by Karen Schrier, et al. ETC Press, 2014. ETC Press offers a download of the Creative Commons version of the book.

Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds: commercial video games as educational tools by Pilar Lacasa. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration by Karl M. Kapp and Tony Driscoll. Pfeiffer, 2010.

Learning in Virtual Worlds: Research and Applications, edited by Sue Gregory, Mark J.W. Lee, Barney Dalgarno, and Belinda Tynan. Athabasca Press, 2016. This book is available as a free .pdf.

Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds : strategies for online instruction by Clark Aldrich. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2009.

Learning Through Digital Media: essays on technology and pedagogy by R. Trebor Scholz. Media Commons Press, [2011].

Mobile Media Learning: Innovation and Inspiration by Christopher Holden, Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Breanne Litts et al. ETC Press, 2015. Download a free copy of the book at ETC Press (Carnegie Mellon University).

MOOCS by Jonathan Haber. MIT Press. 2014.

The Multi-Player Classroom: designing coursework as a game by Lee Sheldon. Cengage Learning PTR, 2011.

Nonverbal Communication in Virtual Worlds by by Joshua Tanenbaum et al. ETC Press, 2014. To view table of contents and download .pdf of book at ETC Press.

An online doctorate for researching professionals: program design, implementation, and evaluation by Swapna Kumar and Kara Dawson. Athabasca Press, 2018. ccess to the book is free at Athabasca Press.

Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education edited by Patrick Blessinger and T.J. Bliss. OpenBook Publishers, 2016. This is an open access publication, available on OpenBook Publishers.

An Open Education Reader: a book created for a graduate course at Brigham Young University, Fall 2016. Access a free copy at https://opened.pressbooks.com/

Open Educational Resources: a catalyst for innovation. OECD, 2015. Free access to a new publication from the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Link to the publication here.

Opening Up Education: the collective advancement of education through open technology, open content, and open knowledge edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar. Educause, 2008.

Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction by Richard S. Sutton and Andrew G. Barto. MIT Press, 2018. This book can be read online for free.

Researching Learning in Virtual Worlds, edited by A. Peachey, J. Gillen, D. Livingstone, and S. Smith-Robbins. Springer, 2010.

Resonant Games: Design Principles for Learning Games that Connect Hearts, Minds, and the Everyday by Eric Klopfer, Jason Haas, Scot Osterweil and Louisa Rosenheck. MIT Press, 2018. This book can be viewed online for free.

Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces: Diversity and Free Expression in Education by John Palfrey. MIT Press, 2017. Available to read for free at the MIT Press.

Teacher Pioneers: Visions from the edge of the map by Caroline Williams et al. ETC Press, 2016. Issued in Dec. 2016, this book is open access and is available from ETC Press.

Teachercraft: how teachers learn to use Minecraft in their classrooms by Sean Dikkers, et al. ETC Press, 2015. Available as a free download.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Perspectives from UCL by Jason Davies and Norbert Pachler. University College London, 2018. Download the free pdf book from the UCL Press.

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds: archives, museums, and libraries by Patricia Franks et al. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. Written by librarians who have operated libraries in virtual worlds for many years. This is not a free book.

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age by Tony Bates. Available as an open textbook.

Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds: immersive learning in English studies by Allen Webb. New York : Routledge, 2012.

Teaching Through Multi-User Virtual Environments: applying dynamic elements to the modern classroom by Giovanni Vincenti; James Braman. Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global, 2011.

Transforming our World Through Design, Diversity and Education: Proceedings of Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress 2018, edited by G.Craddock, et al. IOS Press, 2018. Available as an open access book from IOS Press.

Transforming Virtual World Learning by Randy J. Hinrichs and Charles Wankel. Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.

Virtual worlds for language learning : from theory to practice by Randall Sadler. New York : P. Lang, 2012.

Online Journals

The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Atlas Journal of Science Education

Canadian Journal of Learning and Teaching an open access journal

Chronicle of Higher Education subscription required for some content

CITE Journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, an open access journal

Computers and Composition Online an open access journal

CourseSource open access journal covering "evidence-based teaching resources for undergraduate biology education"

Creative Education an open access journal published by Scientific Research.

Critical Education open access peer-reviewed journal published by the faculty of the University of British Columbia

Design and Technology Education an open access journal

Digital Culture and Education an open access journal

Distance Education view table of contents

Educational Designer an open access journal

eLearn magazine

Education Research and Reviews

Educational Researcher abstracts free; some content is free; otherwise subscription is required

Educause Review Online

EdTech Magazine

Electronic Journal of E-Learning this journal is open access

European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning

Hybrid Pedagogy a digital journal of learning teaching and technology

Interactive Learning Environments view table of contents

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning open access journal from Purdue University

International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning published by Springer; limited access to free content

International Journal of Educational Research and Technology

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education an open access journal on SpringerOpen

International Journal of Game-based Learning published by IGI-Global; subscription required for full-text; table of contents for issue can be viewed on publisher website.

International Journal of Information and Education Technology

International Journal of Role-Playing open access

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education an open access journal

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education open access journal published by the Athabasca University

Internet Learning an open access journal available from the American Public University System

Journal of Educational Technology and Society published by the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society; article abstracts and full text available at no cost

Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Journal of Learning for Development an open access journal from the Commonwealth of Learning

Journal of Media Literacy Education an online peer-reviewed open access publication of the National Association of Media Literacy Education

Journal of Online Learning and Technology peer-reviewed open access publication

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

Journal of Social Studies Education Research an open access journal

Journal of Technology and Science Education an open access journal

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning an open access journal from Indiana University

Learning, Media and Technology view table of contents

New Waves: educational research and development

Open Praxis a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal focusing on research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education. It is published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education - ICDE

Research in Learning Technology an open access journal from the Association for Learning Technology

Research on Education and Media an open access journal hosted by DeGruyter



MOOC Bibliography


MOOCtalk mathematician Keith Devlin posts a series on course design principles

Find Online Courses

CourseTalk a search engine for locating online courses

Open Culture a current listing of MOOCs

Open Education Database search for open courses

SkilledUp locate online courses

MOOC providers


edX online courses offered by Harvard, MIT, and other member universities; for current news from edX see the edX Blog

JHSPH OCW open courses from the John Hopkins University School of Public Health

OpenLearn free courses from The Open University (UK)

Open Learning

Open Yale Courses

School of Open launched Sept. 2014

Stanford Online open courses provided by Stanford University


udemy some courses are free, others are fee-based

Upcoming classes

Data Analytics and Learning "An introduction to the logic and methods of analysis of data to improve teaching and learning." An edX open course that will begin Oct. 20, 2014.

Introduction to Game Design An edX course that will begin Oct. 22, 2014.

Introduction to Open Education Fall 2016; with a companion book An Open Education Reader.

Open Culture a current listing of MOOCs