Learning in the 21st century 

HathiTrust Digital Library

"[...] a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world."

HathiTrust

HathiTrust Digital Library

The Illusions Index

"[...] a fully searchable, interactive curated collection of illusions. The illusions are categorised into different types, allowing you to search for, and compare, illusions that fall under one or more type"

Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience | University of Glasgow

The Illusions Index

The Digital Revolution: From Ada to Zuckerberg

"Walter Isaacson's lectures for the Tulane History Dept. course, 'The Digital Revolution: From Ada to Zuckerberg'"

Walter Isaacson

The Digital Revolution: From Ada to Zuckerberg

Poppy Field

"Poppy Field is an independent project – a reflection on human life lost in war."

Valentina D’Efilippo, Nicolas Pigelet

Poppy Field

LibriVox

"Free public domain audiobooks"

Hugh McGuire et al.

LibriVox

NOAA Climate.gov

"[...] NOAA Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. Our goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make our data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, and to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific questions."

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Climate.gov

Encyclopedia of Life

"Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice. This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life."

National Museum of Natural History | Smithsonian

Encyclopedia of Life

Map of Life

"[...]Built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data, Map of Life endeavors to provide ‘best-possible’ species range information and species lists for any geographic area. Map of Life aims to support effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making by assembling and integrating a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time."

Walter Jetz, Jana M. McPherson, Robert Guralnick

Map of Life

Our World in Data

"Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems"

Global Change Data Lab et al.

Our World in Data

Visualizing SEP

"Visualizing SEP is an interactive data visualization for exploring the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, one of the Web's foremost resources on philosophy."

Joseph DiCastro

Visualizing SEP

topoView

"TopoView highlights one of the USGS's most important and useful products, the topographic map. In 1879, the USGS began to map the Nation's topography. This mapping was done at different levels of detail, to support various land use and other purposes. As the years passed, the USGS produced new map versions of each area. TopoView shows the many and varied topographic maps of each of these areas through history. This can be particularly useful for historical purposes, such as finding the names of natural and cultural features that have changed over time. [...]"

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey

topoView

Understanding Evolution

"Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time."

University of California Museum of Paleontology, National Center for Science Education

Understanding Evolution

Photogrammar

"[...] a web-based visualization platform for exploring the 170,000 photographs taken by the FSA and OWI agencies of the U.S. Federal Government between 1935 and 1943."

Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL), Distant Viewing Lab (DV Lab) | University of Richmond

Lauren Tilton et al.

Photogrammar

Apollo in Real Time

"A real-time journey through the Apollo missions.

This website consists entirely of historical mission material"

Ben Feist et al.

Apollo in Real Time

Biodiversity Heritage Library

"Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge."

Biodiversity Heritage Library

In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species, 30 Pieces

"A CSS-based interactive exhibition celebrating evolutionary distinction."

Bryan James

In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species, 30 Pieces

Zooniverse

"[...] the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research."

Zooniverse

Timeline of Mathematics

Mathigon

Timeline of Mathematics

Computing History Hub

"A resource for learning about the history of computing"

Molly Mielke

Computing History Hub

Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

"[...] accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, one of the world’s leading climate research agencies"

Earth Science Communications Team | NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory | California Institute of Technology

Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Seeing Theory

"A visual introduction to probability and statistics."

Brown University

Daniel Kunin, Jingru Guo, Tyler Dae Devlin, Daniel Xiang

Seeing Theory

Humane by Design

"A resource that provides guidance for designing ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being."

Jon Yablonski

Humane by Design

Understanding Science

"[...] a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works"

University of California Museum of Paleontology

Understanding Science

Stellarium Web

"[...] an online planetarium running in your web browser"

Fabien Chereau, Guillaume Chereau

Stellarium Web

The Presidency

"Explore facts, essays, and related content for all the U.S. presidents"

Miller Center | University of Virginia

The Presidency

Living in the Age of Humans

"A series of stories examining the Earth-wide impacts of our human presence"

Esri

David Asbury, Cooper Thomas, Greyson Harris, Allen Carroll, Hannah Wilber

Living in the Age of Humans

The lines that shape our cities

"Connecting present-day environmental inequalities to redlining policies of the 1930s"

Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, The Science Museum of Virginia, Esri

The lines that shape our cities

Pantheon

"Pantheon is [a] project that uses biographical data to expose patterns of human collective memory. Pantheon contains data on more than 70k biographies, which Pantheon distributes through a powerful data visualization engine centered on locations, occupations, and biographies."

Datawheel, Collective Learning (MIT)

Cesar A. Hidalgo, Alex Simoes et al.

Pantheon

Selma Online

"Selma Online is more than a history lesson.

It’s a call to action to learn about democracy, civil rights, and the need to safeguard voting equality

…in every generation."

The Rockefeller Foundation, Teaching Tolerance, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Left Field Labs

Selma Online

Records of Rights

"Explore records of the National Archives documenting the ongoing struggle of Americans to define, attain, and protect their rights."

National Archives

Records of Rights

Helibrunn Timeline of Art History

"[...]presents a thematic, chronological, and geographical exploration of global art history through The Met collection."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Helibrunn Timeline of Art History

A Short History of the Highrise

"Dig in to 2,500 years of vertical living through an interactive storybook, with rarely seen New York Times photos, as well as animation and games."

NFB, New York Times

Katerina Cizek

A Short History of the Highrise

Astromaterials 3D

"A virtual library for exploration and research of NASA's space rock collections"

NASA | Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division (ARES)

Astromaterials 3D

Because of Her Story

"To create a more equitable and just American society, the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative will create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women."

Smithsonian

Because of Her Story

American Panorama

"an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps."

Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond

American Panorama

Visual Algo

"visualising data structures and algorithms through animation"

Dr. Steven Halim

Visual Algo

Frankenbook

"Frankenbook is a collective reading and collaborative annotation experience of the original 1818 text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley."

Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University

Frankenbook

Simple Design

"[...] to understand and define what makes an interface 'simple'. It's full of quotes from very smart designers who believe in the power of simple design."

Anthony Hobday

Simple Design

NASA Solar System Exploration

"This simulated view of our solar system runs on real data. The positions of the planets, moons and spacecraft are shown where they are right now. This digital orrery is a light, mobile-friendly version of NASA’s Eyes software."

Planetary Science Communications | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Solar System Exploration

Tools for taking action.

"We’ve curated a collection of resources from our classes and workshops for you to explore. Use these activities, tools, and how-tos as a starting point — we hope you’ll hack them for whatever challenge you’re working on."

Stanford d.school

Tools for taking action.

Interactive Constitution

"Learn about the text, history, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution from leading scholars of diverse legal and philosophical perspectives."

National Constitution Center

Interactive Constitution

Every Noise at Once

"an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 4,954 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2020-10-07"

glenn mcdonald

Every Noise at Once

Museum of the World

"an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history."

British Museum, Google Cultural Institute

Museum of the World

OEC - The Observatory of Economic Complexity

"The world’s leading data visualization platform for international trade data."

Datawheel, Collective Learning (MIT)

Alex Simoes, Cesar A. Hidalgo et al.

OEC - The Observatory of Economic Complexity

Atlas of Emotions

"a visual interactive map of emotions"

Dalai Lama, Dr. Paul Ekman, Dr. Eve Ekman

Atlas of Emotions

Explorable Explanations

"a hub for learning through play!"

Nicky Case et al.

Explorable Explanations

World Wide Telescope

"a tool for showcasing astronomical data and knowledge."

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

World Wide Telescope

A curated selection of stand-out resources for learning, covering a wide variety of topics.

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