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  1. Big Think Streaming

    Link
    https://bigthink.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Economics, Media Studies, Politics and Government
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Described as a "YouTube for ideas" this site features contributions from leading intellectuals and thinkers in the form of interviews, discussions, videos and blogs which explore pressing and topical scientific, medical, political and philosophical issues. Contributions range from Ai Weiwei on the power of social media to film director Errol Morris on confirmation bias.

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  2. Slate Video Streaming

    Link
    http://www.slate.com/articles/video.html
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Art, Business Studies, Current Affairs, General Science, Literature, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The video channel of the US-based online culture and current affairs magazine Slate. The magazine has a left-leaning bias and its tone is witty, irreverent and informative. For example, the video on FX/digital compositing explains how hidden special effects work in films in a very entertaining way. The Podcasts cover similar ground.

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  3. Coursera Streaming

    Link
    https://www.coursera.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Business Studies, Computing, Economics, Education, History, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Courses, Streaming/Download

    Coursera describes itself as a "social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free". Among the institutions offering courses are Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto. More recently the University of California, San Francisco, Edinburgh University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne have joined up to contribute to a list of 116 courses across sixteen categories including computer science, biology, education, literature, medicine, economics, mathematics and other disciplines. None of the classes counts as credit towards degrees at the participating institutions but students do receive certificates for completing their studies. The site includes a pedagogy page which explains the pedagogical foundations on which the platform is built, detailing its extensive use of interactive exercises, quizzes and ‘mastery learning’.

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  4. Documentary Heaven Streaming

    Link
    https://documentaryheaven.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Current Affairs, Education, Film Studies, General Science, Geography, History, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Website established in July 2009 providing links to over 2100 streaming documentaries, covering a wide range of subject areas and arranged according to genre. The subjects covered include Archaeology, Atheism, Art and Artists, Biology, Business, Environment, History, Philosophy, Religion, Science, and Space to name just a few. Most, although not all, of the videos are hosted by YouTube. The site is easy to browse and contains much that is interesting, such as this video What is the Higgs Boson, which comprises a series of discussions and interviews with scientists from the University of Nottingham who talk about the nature of the elementary particle the Higgs Boson and its implications for our understanding of the universe.

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  5. Learner’s TV Streaming

    Link
    http://www.learnerstv.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, General Science, Languages, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychiatry, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A vast and useful site providing free downloadable video and audio lectures of entire courses from respected academic institutions from around the world including MIT, Stanford and Yale. The site is science-oriented but covers some of the Humanities too, ranging across the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language courses, Literature, Law, Economics, Philosophy, Astronomy and Political Science. Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons licence. One of the more innovative aspects of Learner’s TV is the provision of animations for certain science subjects to help students visualise difficult or abstract concepts.

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  6. Economic and Social Research Council Streaming

    Link
    https://esrc.ukri.org/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Current Affairs, Economics, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues, supporting independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. The multimedia part of their website hosts a number of videos including a series of films highlighting how ESRC-funded research is affecting all areas of people’s lives. Topics explored includes how to measure wellbeing and the economics of happiness, flaws in the official poverty statistics and views on immigration. The site also has a selection of more general videos, such as What is Social Science? which provides a brief introduction to the subject.

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  7. Creative Loop Streaming

    Link
    http://www.creativeloop.org
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Business Studies, Education, Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    Creative Loop is a partnership that bridges the gap between Scotland’s creative media industry and education, working work closely with the education sector across the country to further develop talent and skills, for learners, independent producers and key media industry bodies. Through training, seminars, festivals and online content, Creative Loop aims to connect media students with professional individuals and companies to ensure talent in Scotland is recognised and has the opportunity to develop and succeed in the industry. The site includes audio interviews and discussions and short video interviews.

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  8. Sciencestage.com Streaming

    Link
    https://die-erklaervideo-agentur.com
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Ethnology, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Discussion Lists, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    ScienceStage.com has the stated aim of being "the universal online portal for science, advanced teaching, and research’. It allows scientists, lecturers, academics, students, and practitioners from all fields to present and share ideas and findings through video streaming, audio streaming, and text documents, and to make use of community functions such as chat, email, and blogs. Video and audio clips - lectures, interviews and documentaries - come from a wide variety of sources and are accessible for free streaming via a good subject index, although very prominent advertising is at times a distraction.

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  9. The Guardian Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.guardian.co.uk/audio
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Current Affairs, Economics, Film Studies, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Information Sources, Podcasting

    An extensive range of weekly audio podcasts from The Guardian covering areas such as science, business, film, media, music and politics. Many of these from the past five or so years are archived, but searching seems to be only chronological. The website also hosts blogs for discussion of current topics.

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  10. University of Oxford Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, Ethnology, History, Information Studies, Languages, Law, Literature, Media Studies, Medicine, Physics, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    An archive of almost 3000 audio and video podcasts from Oxford University, many of which are licensed under the Creative Commons. Some of the items give information on courses and research opportunities within particular departments, but most are recordings of lectures or discussions. Examples are: a series of interviews with leading influential thinkers on bio-ethics; the John Locke lectures in philosophy; lectures from the Centenary of Engineering Science series; lectures and seminars from the Oxford Internet Institute; the Oxford Media Research seminars hosted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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