Haven’t we seen you here before? If Open Site seems familiar, that’s because we’ve been around awhile.

Since we founded Open Site in 2002, we have always provided people with trusted resources that they can use to expand their knowledge. In fact, our original mission was to create a peer-reviewed online database that regular people could contribute to. Using this format, you could apply to become a contributor and write articles about the subjects you knew best, from astrology to zoology. Before these articles went live, they had to be approved by our team of senior editors, who double-checked them for quality and accuracy so that readers could be assured of the trustworthiness of these online resources.

Recently, Open Site has transitioned from a community encyclopedia project into a new platform that provides different educational resources. Instead of simply offering written information, we are presenting an online destination where users like you can actively participate in your learning. You’ll still be coming to Open Site to learn, but now you can use new interactive features that allow you to shape your own educational experience.

We know that the number of choices you have when it comes to higher education are staggering and it can be difficult to know where to start. Therefore, in our new platform, we have provided you with convenient filters that you can use to sort through thousands of online and traditional colleges and universities so you can quickly find the schools that best fit your interests, location and budget. That way, you can study what you want, where you want. And, you can search through a database of scholarships that will help you learn at a price you can afford.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until you start college to begin learning. One of the most exciting elements to emerge from modern education is open courseware. Open courseware consists of free, college-level learning materials like podcasts, video lectures and entire classes, that reputable schools make available to the public. At Open Site, you can easily access an extensive directory of open courseware and start learning on your own, today.

Ultimately, Open Site remains what it has always been: a gathering place for people to expand their knowledge. With our new format, we provide you with the tools and resources to take your education into your own hands—whatever that means to you.