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MEDIATECA

Video library that contains videos, images and audio resources for the students in Madrid. This Videoteca has more than 4.500 videos available in many categories related with curricula and non-curricular activities.

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EducaMadrid. Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid

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AthenaWeb

"A virtual home for science communicators

Launched in the spring of 2005, AthenaWeb is a video portal and workspace for European audiovisual communication professionals in the areas of science and scientific information. Contributors and users of the service include institutions, universities, labs, corporations, not-for-profit organisations, and of course the television and film industry (broadcasters, journalists, documentary makers, producers, people who commission TV programming, etc.).

AthenaWeb is 100% backed by the European Commission’s Research Directorate-General and is run by the science communications agency LAB TO MEDIA."

Editorial note 3 August 2011: Athenaweb seized its functions from 31 July 2011 onwards, the website is currently still accessible, but we cannot predict for how long. It is unsure at this point what will happen to the resources.

BioVisions

Research in the biological sciences often depends on the development of new ways of visualizing important processes and molecules. Indeed, the very act of observing and recording data lies at the foundation of all the natural sciences. The same holds true for the teaching and communication of scientific ideas; to see is to begin to understand. The continuing quest for new and more powerful ways to communicate ideas in biology is the focus of BioVisions at Harvard University.

The potential of multimedia in the area of biology education has yet to be fulfilled. Indeed, multimedia as a means of imparting biological information is years behind its use in other areas such as entertainment. BioVisions is meant to close this gap by combining the highest quality multimedia development with rigorous scientific models of how biological processes occur. In addition, this new generation of science visualizations are not meant to simply be simulations or mirrors held up to reality, rather they are designed with a specific pedagogical goal in mind. This means that each decision made on how to represent a given biological process also includes consideration of how best to visually communicate particular aspects of the process.

BioVisions is based on a collaborative community of Harvard scientists, teaching faculty, students, and multimedia professionals. It is directed by Dr. Robert A. Lue, who founded BioVisions with generous and continuing support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard University.

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Apple Quicktime Player and/or Flash Macromedia Plugin

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard University.

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2007

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17 videos

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webcast.berkeley

Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet.

Who is responsible for this service?
Educational Technology Services takes care of audio and video capture services. Information Systems and Technology manages the webcast database and streaming media serving/hosting infrastructure.

The webcast capture and archive technology is based on en.DownloadAstro.com (http://en.downloadastro.com/) - A great download site with more than 300K software and games, including professional reviews and user ratings.

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1. Courses: Podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley current and archived courses
2. Events: Prominent speakers and on-campus events, live and on-demand.

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University of California, Berkeley

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BBC Video Nation Network

"Your views and experiences on camera and online"

Video Nation is based on the social research organisation Mass Observation, set up in 1937. Their aim was to create an "anthropology of ourselves" by studying the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. They did this by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers. The Mass Observation archive is currently kept at the University of Sussex, and you can find out more at their Mass Observation website.

Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

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Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

You can search the site by subject, features, locality, contributors' surnames, region and the title of the video. Each video lists Title, Contributor, Length, Date, Source, Country, Categories
An example of a feature is REMEMBRANCE 1918 - 2008: "There are very few people left who can remember the end of World War One first hand. But ninety years on many peoples' lives are still affected by the war which was meant to 'end all wars'. This series of Video Nation films take a personal look at some of the ways people have been touched by the Great War."

Video Nation also lists several guidelines to improve your filming skills: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/filmingskills/)
- RECORDING SOUND
- FILMING YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- THE "HOLLYWOOD SHOT"
- LIGHTING THE SUBJECT
- FILMING CONVERSATIONS
- FILMING ACTION
- FILMING A "PIECE TO CAMERA"
- LIGHTING YOURSELF
- DEALING WITH INTERRUPTIONS

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Seems to be only available in UK

Archive's Moving Images library

This is the web site of the Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users. Many of these movies are available for download.The Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

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Including:
# Open Educational Resources and university lectures with reviews (http://www.archive.org/details/education
). Many of these lectures are available for download.
# Open Source movies (http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_movies) where users can post and discuss their own videos.
# Numerous documentaries, videos, vlogs, … which could fit in a curriculum.

Video Active's television archive collection

Video Active presents a vast collection of television programmes and stills from audiovisual archives across Europe. It also provides articles and comparative analysis on European TV history. Video Active makes available resources to explore the development of television in Europe, but also the televising of cultural and historical events within and across nations.

Video Active was a project funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission. The consortium also maintained a blog: http://videoactive.wordpress.com

Brightstorm

"Brightstorm is an online learning network for teens, teachers and parents. We founded the company with the belief that great learning starts with great teaching and wanted to give every student the opportunity to learn from the world's best teachers. We've assembled recognized teachers from around the country to develop video-based classes, offered in short, personalized formats that map to the way teens consume digital content. Each of our courses cover the core topics commonly taught in high school subjects across the United States and are designed to help high school students in classes where they need additional help in order reach their full potential and do better in school. Our courses complement in-school learning - helping teens fill in gaps and cement their knowledge to improve grades.

For students, they're given the choice of teachers and the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers. With an on-demand format, students can go at their own pace, choose their own order, and easily jump to any section in the video to parallel their own class to tailor to their own learning needs. Each course includes interactive quizzes, facts as well as bonus materials like practice problems and study guides that they use with the videos to gain a deeper understanding of the subject.

"Free sample episodes are available, but you have to pay to view a course.

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Courses:
- Algebra II
- AP U.S. Government
- AP U.S. History
- Geometry
- SAT Critical Reading
- SAT Math
- SAT Writing
- U.S. History
- Writing

VideoLectures

The project Videolectures.Net was created at Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Europe in early 2002 in synergy with the global trends and more formal efforts by the European Union in creating a Knowledge Economy and Information Society.

Nowadays VideoLectures.NET is a wide ranged free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.

The training materials were initially limited to those being developed within the FP5, FP6, and FP7 European Framework Programs, where the web based portal Videolectures.Net is being used as an educational platform for several EU funded research projects such as PASCAL NoE, ECOLEAD NoE, SEKT IP and different organizations, among others Xerox Parc, British Telecom, Max Planck, Fraunhofer Institute, Australian National University and Carnegie Mellon. The range of countries involved and languages used varies from Europe, USA, Taiwan, Australia, Ukraine, Russia and Brazil.

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* HOME
* MOST POPULAR
* LATEST LECTURES
* CATEGORIES
* EVENTS: workshops, conferences
* PEOPLE: list of all authors
* INTERVIEWS
* TUTORIALS
* CONTACT US

Using video with "Pharmaceutical Science/ Phamarcochemistry and social issues"

Article from the Good Practices Database's "finest selection" by the VideoAktiv project. Students Chemistry and students Pharmacochemistry from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands) worked together in small teams and video-interviewed experts on their own chosen topics. Afterwards a digital discussion took place.

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