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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Cell Phone Coverage - world wide
This link points to coverage maps for mobile operators in Thailand, based on data crowdsourced from millions of users of the OpenSignal mobile app. The page has similar information for every country in the world.

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At-Risk web Learners: Reducing Barriers to Success
This is an article written by JoAnn T. Funk, Associate Professor, Kaplan University. It was published in eLearn Magazine. Anyone working with at-risk learners (youth or adults) would find this article to be a great discussion starter for strategic elearning planning. This is one of many resources to be found on the eLearn Magazine web site.

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Blackboard Collaborate - online, blended, and mobile learning
From the web site: "Our Learning Solutions are designed to support the educational needs of your students, faculty, and institution—both now and in the future. Cost-effective combinations of Blackboard products and services are strategically blended to provide you with the technology and support best suited to your institution’s needs. Ultimately, by delivering robust, online learning environments with flexible delivery options, your institution will deliver the accessibility that your students and faculty are looking for, while improving engagement and retention."

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Broadband Internet Access in the US
This site states that "In the United States 99.73% of the population has access to Broadband Internet and the average home download speed is 6.70215 Mbps. 2.97% of the population does not have access to wired broadband Internet Access." Use the map on the site to see access for different types of coverage.

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GCF Global Learning
From the web site: "For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free."

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Global Internet Maps - Use in different countries shown
While some countries have very high internet access rates many others are still below 50%. This means the vast knowledge available through the internet is not accessible for many.

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Half the World's Population Still Not on Internet - Why it Matters. 2018
This World Economic Forum article includes a world map showing how internet use is concentrated in the USA, Europe and a few other scattered places around the world, while in many other places there is limited connectivity. Read the article and see why this matters.

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Journal of Distance Learning Administration
From the web site: "The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free each quarter over the World Wide Web. The journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs."

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LearnTechLib - learnming and technology library
From the web site: "The LearnTechLib is the premiere online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in Learning and Technology.

Encompassing more than 25+ years and 100,000+ documents of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from 200,000+ leading authors, the LearnTechLib connects research and learning within one platform."

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Mobile Tech and Education - 2011 ARTICLE
This 2011 article about using mobile phones in education says: "Students around the world are increasingly bringing their own mini-computers (or some connected device) to class. Whether this creates a distraction or a boon to learning is debatable, but these four uses of mobile phones in education — and countless others — could one day help prove the latter." Read more on this web site." Compare this to how mobile tech is used today.

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Online Learning Consortium - Quality Online Education
From the web site: "OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world."

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PBS Online
PBS Online has a wealth of information and activities which any cyber-mentor, parent or teacher could use.

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The Sakai Project - focuses on needs of global academic community
From the web site: "Sakai represents a fundamentally different approach to the learning management system. Unlike other “open” systems available today, the direction and feature set of Sakai originates from within higher education to address the dynamic needs of a global academic community. The Sakai open-source community values the participation of its contributors highly, with educators and developers from various institutions working together to turn great ideas into reality for the entire community of Sakai adopters."

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Web Technology in the Classroom - an inspiration - 2007
This 2007 article shows how a class of 4th graders in Nevada connected through the internet with a class of 8th graders in Virgina, in order to help a home student who could not attend class because of health issues. Classrooms all over the world are doing this many years later.

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WebQuest Resource Page
This is a Web site with an extensive collection of links to resources on WebQuests, including the articles and sites produced by Bernie Dodge and Tom Marsh, the originators of WebQuests (1995).

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