(PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Top20.com gives you the home page you’ve always wanted with easy access to the best of the Internet and great educational resources for you and your family. Top20.com has twenty categories, such as sports, news, and education. It is a general Internet directory of open access (free) websites with a network of over 700 separate “top 20” domain names. This type of hand-selected Internet directory is a more efficient way of accessing information on the Internet for categories like education (Top20education.com) and kids (Top20kids.com).
For example, Top20education.com includes our selection of the top 20 webpages for all high school and college topics such as Biology (Top20 biology.com) and Philosophy (Top20philosophy.com). Similarly, at the Top20kids.com site, there are over 600 hand selected websites for children and 20 recommended apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. And now these sites are formatted for touch screens on tablets and smartphones. The websites also include a multiple search engine tool, and links to images, videos, blogs, and news on each topic. The websites are also family friendly and do not collect or sell information.
There are many great open access online educational resources available. Most world class universities have some free audio/visual presentations of entire courses on the Internet. By combining these with other sources, such as the Khan Academy whiteboard courses, one can learn most of the basic material in just about any area of interest. If a student speaks English and has access to a computer he or she can learn mathematics from simple addition all the way through differential calculus and linear algebra. Part of the objective of Top20education.com and Top20kids.com is to promote this global revolution in information technology and accessibility as it applies to education.
The founder of Top20.com, James H. Rutherford, M.D., started with the simple question, “What is the best way to process information on the Internet?” The problem used to be access to information. The problem now is information overload and how to be selective. The Library of Congress, for example, has over twenty-five million books, but most people will not read more than five feet of such bookshelves in their lifetime. An automated search result of 5,000 links is also information overload. The problem now is how to be selective. The belief of Top20.com is that a humanly selected directory of top 20 websites is often a more efficient and useful way to process information on the Internet than the automated algorithms of search engines.
Formed in 1999, Connect Online, LLC is located in Columbus, Ohio and provides the Top 20.com directory of websites. For more information about Top20.com, Top20education.com, or Top20kids.com contact:
James Rutherford M.D.
285 East State Street, #610
Columbus, OH, 43215