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Streaming Video Resources

Following are a number of open access streaming video Web sites that may be of use for research or study.

 Academic Earth.  Academic Earth provides access to video courses presented by top scholars from universities such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UCLA and Yale in the subject areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, English, entrepreneurship, history, law, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology and religion.

American Rhetoric.  American Rhetoric provides access to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of recorded media events.  Events include public speeches, sermons, and legal proceedings as well as 210 Hollywood movie speeches and the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century.

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.  MERLOT is a cataloged, user-centered, searchable collection of online materials made available for faculty, staff and students to use to access peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials, share advice and expertise.  Through MERLOT, users worldwide can browse discipline specific, peer-reviewed materials, share personal collections and learning exercises, and find expert colleagues within a chosen discipline.

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Media.  Oyez is designed to serve as a complete multimedia archive of all audio recordings of the Supreme Court of the United States. The authoritative collection begins with the first electronically recorded Court session of October 1955, a result of the installation of the first recording equipment in the Court. In addition to Court recordings, Oyez provides information about all court justices and offers a virtual reality tour of select areas of the Court and justices’ chambers.

Teacher Tube.  TeacherTube is designed to serve as an online community for teachers within the educational industry for the sharing of  instructional videos. Similar in use to YouTube, Teacher Tube contains over 26,000 videos to aid in classroom teaching and teacher training.

YouTube EDU.  YouTubeEDU contains videos created and provided by over one hundred college and university partners,  covering various aspects of academic life.

Yovisto.  A worldwide video search engine, Yovisto allows searching within videos for educational content regardless of the country or language. Yovisto’s features include tagging, adding comments, discussing and interaction with other users, as well as uploading videos. Free Individual accounts are required to use Yovisto.

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