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Institute for Humane Studies Launches Portal for Curated Learning Resources

George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) has launched EDvantage, an online portal for curated videos, articles, and other resources for use in the classroom.

Featuring an editorial board with representatives from University of Nebraska at OmahaDuke UniversityColumbia UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTroy UniversityGeorgia State University, and Northern Michigan University, EDvantage "searches the realm of online content, collecting high-quality and creative resources that educators can incorporate into instruction," according to a news release.

"Educators are continually searching for new digital content that engages students and enhances instruction, but navigating the Web to find those useful tools can be exhausting," said Scott Barton, director of online education for IHS, in a prepared statement. "By using EDvantage, instructors spend less time searching and more time creating lessons that spark student interest."

Current subjects available on EDvantage include economics and philosophy with business ethics, history, law, political science, and others currently in development.

"We built EDvantage with the goal of providing instructors with innovative, vetted materials from credible sources," said Josh Owens, curriculum resource manager for IHS, in a prepared statement. "With access to a wide variety of content, educators can select the materials that complement their teaching methods and students' learning styles."

More information is available at theedvantage.org.

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Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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