Today Wednesday, Oct 3 the Wired Science Series premieres at 8 p.m. (east coast time?) on PBS. I am usually not announcing new TV shows on this blog, but looking at wired in general i think it will probably be a nice show which deserves more attention.
Among others the Wired Science show is intended for teachers in order to “electrify Science & Tech Instruction”. So if you have access to PBS hurry up, since as I understood the archived online versions are not free (?).
Moreover I would like to use this announcement as an introduction to a pledge for some help from you – the anonymous reader.
I am currently searching the net for sites which collect science video lectures (in english and/or german) that are ranging from school to graduate university level.
It may be the case that I will talk about this more in the future and I eventually even may set up a wiki for discussing the structuring of contents in science video lectures and their readability (e.g. on a mobile phone).(->here a funny lumberjack-style video on teachertube of how to collaborate on a wiki…:)). (->here also an art link where Aram Bartholl is critically investigating collaboration on second life in an upcoming art workshop/exhibition)
It may be even necessary for me to set up again an LMS as I once did (where I used Moodle which I still find recommendable) in order to have the possibility not only to collaborate but also to organize content in a content management system (CMS). But I am not sure about this yet, plus it seems there are subtle differences between an LMS and an LCMS, which I havent yet fully grasped. Or in other words – the open source Moodle has a small CMS (which is actually codevelopped by a mathematical physicist) and hence – as I understand – it could be used for the purpose of an LCMS (is it thus a “weak” LCMS?). There is an upcoming conference on this issue, which I won’t attend as it currently looks like.
So for the time being – I kindly ask you to supplement my below list by any means of communication.
Thanks in advance!
there is the traditional
with commercial high quality college level videolectures.
youtube kind lectures but SciVee allows only the upload of movies associated with papers published in Open Access Journals. It allows scientists to communicate their work as a multimedia presentation incorporated with the content of their published article. Other scientists can freely view uploaded presentations and engage in virtual discussions with the author and other viewers. SciVee also facilitates the creation of communities around specific articles and keywords. Use this medium to meet peers and future collaborators that share your particular research interests.
collaboration of The Public Library of Science (PLoS), The National Science Foundation (NSF) and The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
JOVE – journal of visualized experiments:
refereed journal, all the videos accepted are grouped into Issues, they get DOI numbers.one can cite them.
youtube kind lectures mostly biologyexperiments:
people freely upload the videos which are subsequently rated and commented on by users.
youtube kind site
sofar only a bio preprint server a la arxiv but apparently they are likely to include videolectures in the future?
sciencehack.com is quality controlled searchengine for science videos:
every science video on ScienceHack is screened by a scientist to verify its accuracy and quality
site which filters sciencevideo links
-Since the filtering mechanisms of e.g. youtube and google video are not so helpful in assessing the quality of science videos it seems that there are more and more sites who dedicate themselves to filter the channels and to curate their own findings, like the already above mentioned scitalks. In addition to scitalks I found these two science video filters:
a site filtering science videos which is apparently run by a latvian physics/computer science student
freevideolectures.com acts also as a filter. I found no owner (no about)
-Concerning videos on the school level I found:
Is a kind of “YouTube” for educators and students. The video-sharing community is devoted to clips that showcase lessons, school events, and student projects. clips are searchable by keyword and divided into channels by subject. schools and individual teachers can create their own channels for their content. All the clips can be rated and commented on by viewers, and each clip comes with embed codes in case you want to insert it into your own website or blog. The service is free with registration, and that includes access to download the clips for your computer or Pod Video.
Of course one should mention the video lectures, which become more and more a supplement to ordinary classes, like the famous
MIT open courseware or the UC BERKELEY lectures. A quite comprehensive list of other (US american) schools can be found on lifehacker.
British open university has a long tradition of implementing multimedia into their classes:
They are quite expensive, but as apparently “an alternative to buying video cassettes of these programmes, educational establishments and companies in the UK and Eire may legally record and use them in their teaching or training if they are members of The Open University Licensed Off-Air Recording Scheme”.(?)(where I am not sure what this means?) Open University television programmes are regularly broadcast on BBC2 (website). They provide a prime division of director cuts.
It is also not clear to me how much of this videolecture service is meant as an additional workload to the lecturer? (via sabine)
There are also more and more conference videos, like e.g. the
TED talks but it would be too much to list all conference videos (:)), likewise their is a growing number of science videos by science societies like the royalsociety (unfortunately the video player technology didnt work properly) . Noteworthy are also the video discussions about important scientific issues like on FORA.tv- which makes the world thinking.
“A collection of online degrees and video courses from leading universities”.
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