The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Demography Centers website offers links to sites from 11 different aging research centers across the United States (e.g., Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, USC-UCLA) and covers a diverse set of topics related to areas such as health care, retirement systems, long-term care, and family supports. Overall, the site serves as an access channel on aging and includes useful information for a variety of sectors (e.g., education, federal government, policy-making staff, general public).
The site links to groups, people and publications from the 11 centers as well as some of the worldwide research networks in which they are included. The site also offers links to some of the largest online databases of information about mortality, aging, and death worldwide as well as links to useful resources such as Medicare information.
There is no explicit learning goal associated with the material; rather, it is a collection of links which could be used by educators to develop work. For example they could download data which could then be used in a variety of settings and subjects (e.g., in a statistics class on using big data or in a history class looking at changes in the birth/death rates in differing countries). As such, this material has potential use across the higher education sector from entry level colleges to advanced degree programs.