Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category
I am impressed by the keynote given by Adora Svitak at TED 2010 on adults’ need for more childish thinking, creativity and optimism in their lives. Adora Svitak, a child prodigy, is only 12 years old. She is a prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven. She speaks around the United States to adults and children as an advocate for literacy.
Today, many instructional and training videos are created and uploaded daily to the Web by professionals, educators, trainers, designers, and even students. Many of these videos are well produced and can be used in teaching and training. As an educator, I always try to find and use existing free instructional videos for my courses before considering producing my own videos. However, finding free and suitable instructional videos online requires some techniques of searching. Jane Hart, a Social Learning Consultant and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies at UK, did a terrific job of compiling a list “25 places to find instructional videos.” Below is a list of her recommended places that offer free instructional videos (on all subjects):
- 5min Life Videopedia – instructional and how-to videos
- Academic Earth – Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars
- blip.tv – next generation TV network
- Google Video – videos on all topics
- Graspr – The instructional video network
- Howcast – How-to videos
- iCue – A fun, innovative, learning environment built around video from the NBC News Archives
- Instructables – Make, HowTo and DIY
- iTunes U - Faculty are using iTunes U to distribute digital lessons to their students, e.g Stangord, Trinity College Dublin, etc.
- John Locker – Documentaries and educational videos
- MindBites – Video instructional marketplace and publishing platform (Some free)
- MonkeySee – HowTo videos
- neoK12 – free educational videos and lessons for K-12 school kids
- Research Channel – 3,500 video titles available
- SchoolTube – provides students and educators with a safe, world class, video sharing webiste
- Sparkeo – a flexible video platform
- SuTree – learn virtually everything by watching how to videos from all over the web.
- TeacherTube – educational videos
- TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) – a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
- TV Lesson – How to videos
- Ustream – watch live broadcasts, explore networks ranging from music, talk shows, sports and politics and/or review our past broadcasts.
- Video Jug – Life explained. On film.
- Vimeo – a thriving community of people who love to make and share videos
- YouTube – videos on everything under the sun
- YouTube EDU – aggregates all the videos from more than 100 institutions of higher education around the US.