January 1, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 1)
Strong Points: Extensive coverage
Weak Points: None
I reviewed the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) several years ago, but looking at the site, it appears to be time for an update. Time has treated the NSDL well, with new additions such as iTunes U, with access to audio, video, and multimedia resources for science/ math education through Apple’s iTunes Store. Other new features of the site include the Expert Voices Blog and the NSDL Wiki. The NSDL still contains excellent resources, such as literacy maps (tools for locating NSDL materials), science refresher courses, an enormous searchable library, and miscellaneous things such as meeting and seminar information. Resources for college faculty are superb, covering Applied Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computational Sciences, Engineering, Materials Sciences, Math, and Physics/Astronomy. Within each of the subsections, visitors will discover a wealth of useful content for the classrooms. A great resource for education that just keeps getting better.