Free Online Videos, Part Two

July 14, 2007 · Posted in Teaching 2.0, Video 

Following up on my earlier post, here are some additional sites that offer free videos (and some podcasts) appropriate for education.

Video Sites

The Internet Archive
Self-referenced as “universal access to human knowledge,” the Internet Archve provides access to public domain video, music, audio, and text, all searchable by topic. The Moving Images archive contains over 75,000 videos on every imaginable topic and includes full-length movies, old TV commercials, “educational” films from the 50’s (remember fallout shelters?), newsreels, and videos uploaded by the public. Fascinating…

The Open Video Project
From the site: “The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities.” An excellent collection of videos with an effective search engine.

Mathematics Videos from NYU

This site offers free online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials, and videos on a wide variety of math topics from general mathematics, physics, statistics, number theory, and more.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
An excellent collection of biology experiments and demonstrations, published monthly. These are fairly complex experiments appropriate for high school and post-secondary students.

Podcasts and Videos

Note: To view podcasts, you’ll need to have iTunes installed on your PC. (It’s already on your Mac.) Many podcasts are audio-only.

iTunes U
Apple’s iTunes store for education offers a huge variety of podcasts from over a dozen universities, all of which are freely available for download through iTunes.

OpenCulture offers more than 75 university courses which may be viewed without cost. Courses include topics as diverse as art, foreign languages, science, business, and law. Most classes linked from this site are from Stanford, UC Berkeley, and MIT with a smattering from UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and others.

RECAP Podcasts for Educators, Schools, and Colleges
Over 4000 podcasts from more than 400 channels, including a video podcast channel with some excellent videos. The site also offers some helpful tech hints and other e-learning resources.

Online Education Database
OEDb offers 236 open courseware collections, podcasts, and videos. Scroll around the site for some excellent in-depth link sets on a variety of topics.

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