General Education HOME - Subjects

AMSER: "The Applied Math and Science Education Repository is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use." Click on Educational Technology to view resources in education.


Assist: An excellent site for students who need to find out if Los Rios course offerings are transferrable to any College/University in California.


Braintrack University Index: World's most complete education index covering over 5,500 links to higher educational institutions in 161 countries.


California Code of Regulations: Full-text access by Agency List, Title number, or Regulation citation. Excellent for Title 5 education research.


Campaign for College Opportunity: A California non-profit organization co-founded in 2003 by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the California Business Roundtable, and the Community College League of California, the Campaign's mission is to ensure California produces one million additional college graduates between now and 2025 to meet the workforce demands of the future and ensure California's economic prosperity.


Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies: Established in 2007, the UK based Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies Web site is a resource designed to assist those who wish to discover and develop tools and strategies for e-learning projects. This resource will be of value to faculty and students seeking current and freely available tools and information.


College and University Homepages: A very comprehensive list of links to the home pages of colleges and universities throughout the world. The colleges can also be viewed through a geographical listing of universities. This index is complete and updated as a directory providing links to Undergraduate colleges and universities, Career Colleges, Graduate Colleges and Universities, Med Schools, MBA Programs. Provided by the University of Texas at Austin.


College and University Rankings: This site draws together and provides context to various ranking services.


Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid page: "Information on college scholarships and financial aid, free college scholarship searches, colleges and universities, and college and university admissions and financial aid office email addresses and telephone numbers."


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The CFPB is working to give consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies, including college loan providers.

To get a college cost comparison, use the Comparison Worksheet to evaluate the costs.


Digital Literacy: "The Digital Literacy portal is an initiative of the Obama Administration to serve as a valuable resource to practitioners who are delivering digital literacy training and services in their communities. As more and more jobs and educational offerings are available online, the ability to navigate the Internet is critical to participate more fully in the economy."


Education Index/PhD's: This is an online source of educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States using publicly available numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This index will help students choose a college (including online classes) that will fit their financial, social and educational goals.


Education Resources: This subject guide, developed by Bisca International Investments, indexes suggested topics in education within many academic disciplines. Use the topic-by-topic list of links on each multiple-links page to find additional resource material that may be helpful for educators and students alike.


ERIC: "ERIC is the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), a federally-funded national information system composed of more than one million bibliographic records on a broad range of education-related issues."


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: "FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly."


Gateway to 21st Century: "GEM is a Consortium effort to provide teachers with quality materials and tools found on federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites."


Guide to Online Schools: Presenting information on thousands of degree and certificate programs, this website connects students with colleges and universities. Also available is a list of Online School Reviews written by actual students who have attended the universities listed on the site.


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


IES National Center for Education Statistics: The National Center for Educational Statistics under the direction of the U.S. Department of Education has created a search method, called the College Navigator, that enables students to find and select the best college for themselves. An additional search tool helps the user locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC).


Massive Open Online Courses: Open Culture has provided this site with information about MOOCs, a type of online course aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are a recent development in the area of distance education, and a progression of the kind of open education ideals suggested by open educational resources.


Online College Courses: Get information from top accedited schools offering online college courses. This site aggregates free and open courseware for students and professionals with the ability to search online university and college level classes.


Teachers: Created just for teachers, this Libarary of Congress Website features links to LC sites with lesson plans, digital documents and encyclopedias pertaining to the American Experience.


US Department of Education - Publications: "The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) main publications page links to hundreds of online full-text publications and products -- including research, statistics, resource directories, and information for improving educational practice -- and ED Pubs, ED's online publication ordering system."


U.S. News: This is an online version of America's Best Colleges published by U.S. News and World Report. This directory provides the latest college rankings published by U.S. News. The site also has a link to liberal arts colleges.

AdultEd: Conceived and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) under contract ED05CO0062 (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2008), DAEL promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.


American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): "This website from the American Association of Community Colleges features academic resources, community college finders, research, and publications for higher education administrators and students worldwide."


American Federation of Teachers: "The AFT represents one million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal employees."


Association of American Colleges and Universities: "The leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915 by college presidents, AAC&U now represents the entire spectrum of American colleges and universities—large and small, public and private, two-year and four-year. AAC&U comprises more than 1000 accredited colleges and universities that collectively educate more than five million students every year."


Authentic Assessment Toolbox: Created by Jon Mueller, this is a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.


Bernard Osher Foundation: "The Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to reentry students. The Osher Initiative, launched in 2008, aims to provide up to $100 million in endowed funds to support scholarship programs dedicated to California's Community College students."


California Community College Chancellor's Office: This website offers general information on California community colleges with explanations on the AA degree, higher education system, two year colleges, school, postsecondary colleges, admissions, and grant applications.


California Federation of Teachers: "The statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, CFT represents over 100,000 teachers in California, from pre-K through the university level."


California Master Plan for Higher Education: A website that provides a guide to the Educational Master Plan, a selected bibliography on California Education, and additional education sites related to higher education in California.


California Virtual Campus: "The California Virtual Campus provides complete, timely, and accurate information about online courses and programs in California higher education, and provides links to resources that support students as they navigate through the complex world of distance education in California. Ffunded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office by a grant to the Butte-Glenn Community College District."


Center for Courage and Renewal: Developed with author, educator, and activist Parker J. Palmer, PhD, the Center for Courage and Renewal was created as an educational non-profit institution that strengthens individuals, professional educators, and communities through retreats and programs.


Center on Education Policy: "The CEP is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center helps Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools."


CollegeBoard: The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.


College News: provides information on liberal arts colleges. Use this site to select and evaluate college course offerings.


Educational Video Games: Parenting Science has provided this site that provides information and current research into the use of video games as an educational resource.


Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works: This McKinsey Global Institute full-text PDF summarizing Education to Emplyment opportunities estimates that by 2020 there will be a global shortfall of 85 million high- and middle-skilled workers. By studying commonalities and outcomes, the report is able to define global segments of young people and employers in much the same way that consumer-product companies define segments of different kinds of shoppers.


Education Week News: National education news articles including government policy.


English Club: Use this web site to find everything from lessons for students to jobs for teachers, including interactive pages such as forums, games, quizzes, chat, help and penpals.


FastWeb: "Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools and More"


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Los Rios Community College District disclosure regarding Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and additional information about Access to Student Records by Parents available on the Folsom Lake College website.


Financial Aid - USNews: Latest information, advice, and interactive tools to assist you in your financial aid search, including U.S. News & World Report's Best-Value School listings, as well as student loan and scholarship resources. Learn how to negotiate financial aid packages, estimate college costs, and calculate loan repayment schedules.


Folsom Lake College Tutorial Services: "Folsom Lake College provides tutorial help in a wide variety of subject areas. Our tutors are well qualified and faculty recommended."


Foundation for California Community Colleges: "The Foundation develops programs and services that save millions of dollars for colleges and students, promote excellence in education, and provide valuable learning opportunities for students throughout the state."


Getting Online: The GO Project: "Getting Online: Distance Education Promising Practices for Canadian Literacy Practitioners" (or the GO Project for short) was an innovative national project designed to research trends, technologies and promising practices in online learning in Canada. A key project goal was to bring about a heightened awareness in the Canadian literacy community about the use and value of online learning."


Higher Education Research Institute: "HERI serves as an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education. HERI is housed in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS)at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Institute's research program covers a variety of topics including the outcomes of postsecondary education, leadership development, institutional transformation, faculty performance, federal and state policy, and educational equity."


Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy: "The Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy (IHELP) seeks to enhance leadership and policy for higher education in California and the nation, with an emphasis on community colleges in recognition of their importance to providing an educated and diverse citizenry and workforce. The Institute is located at California State University, Sacramento."


Legislative Analysts Office: Full-text links to the California Spending Plan, by year: The Budget Act and related legislation. Look for the link on Higher Education under Chapter 4, Expenditure Highlights, for the latest analysis.


MIT OpenCourseWare: This site is a "web-based free publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. MIT OpenCourseWare does not require registration, does not grant degrees or certificates and does not provide access to MIT faculty."


Multimedia Educational Resource: "MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services" and is a project of the Office of the Chancellor of California State University.


NASA Education: Images, video, NASATV and educational resources for college students.


National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators: "The NASFAA supports the training, diversity, and professional development of financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies and programs that increase student access to and success in postsecondary education; and serves as a forum for communication and collaboration on student financial aid issues."


National Center for Education Information: The National Center for Education Information, founded in 1979 by Dr. C. Emily Feistritzer, specializes in survey research and data analysis. NCEI, the authoritative national source on information about education and teacher preperation, is a private, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C.


National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education: This site promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school. They conduct independent research and analyses of pressing policy issues facing the states and the nation regarding opportunity and achievement in higher education.


National Council of Teachers of English: The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.


National Repository of Online Courses: The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education NROC Project's goal is to work to help meet society’s need for access to effective, high-quality educational opportunities in an era of rapid economic, social, and personal change. NROC has been funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and by NROC member institutions nationwide.


NovoEd: Providing free and tuition-based online courses from top universities, the goal of NovoEd is to create team players, creative thinkers and problem solvers utilizing an actively social learning environment. Innovative technology keeps students from around the world connected to exchange ideas, work on group projects, get feedback, and form relationships with other learners. Founded at Stanford University by Professor Amin Saberi and doctoral candidate Farnaz Ranaghi.


Open Text Books: College Open Textbooks has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in community college courses and identified more than 550, with another 250 up for future consideration. Open textbooks are freely available for use without restriction and can be downloaded or printed from web sites and repositories.


Open Yale Courses: "Free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required and no course credit, degree, or certificate is available."


Reclaiming the American Dream: A report from the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges with funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, ACT, and Educational Testing Service. The premise of the Commission can be summarized in three sentences: The American dream is at risk. Because a highly educated population is fundamental to economic growth and a vibrant democracy, community colleges can help reclaim that dream. But stepping up to this challenge will require dramatic redesign of these institutions, their mission, and most critically, their students' educational experiences.


Scholarship Endowment: Media Event and Information: "On May 6, 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by California Community Colleges Chancellor Diane Woodruff to announce an unprecedented commitment of $70 million from The Bernard Osher Foundation to support private scholarships for California Community College students."


Teaching Tolerance: This site is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. Also provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.


Varsity Tutors: Free learning tools and practice tests in a variety of subjects and test types, such as AP, ACT, SAT, GED and more. Use this site with a free account to access detailed results and performance statistics.