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  1. Letter from America by Alistair Cooke Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00f6hbp/episodes/player
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Art, Current Affairs, Economics, Ethnology, Film Studies, Geography, History, Music, Politics and Government, Radio Studies, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    Alistair Cooke’s first Letter from America - initially called American Letter - was broadcast by the BBC in March, 1946. It was to be the first of 2,869 such broadcasts, spanning 58 years, making it by far the longest-running talk programme of any radio station in the world. The 920 surviving recordings, broadcast between 1946 and 2004, are now online. The can be searched by date and by theme, the latter including such categories as US presidents, race, music & movies, history and so on.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Freakonomics Streaming

    Link
    http://freakonomics.com/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Website based on the bestselling books by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner. Levitt and Dubner explore various aspects of life as seen through the prism of economics and conversely consider how looking at popular culture and everyday life can give new and surprising insights into economic theory, which, they argue, is essentially the study of incentives. The Freakonomics website has a series of short lectures, as well as podcasts on a variety of subjects.

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  6. IdeasLab Streaming

    Link
    http://www.weforum.org/ideaslab
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, General Science, Medicine, Social Welfare, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A series of multimedia lectures presented at World Economic Forum meetings by academics and leading thinkers which aim to promote current thinking and apply it to a range of challenging social, economic, environmental, technological and medical problems, in both the developing and developed worlds. Subjects addressed include mobile financial services, new vaccine delivery systems, risk management in earthquake regions, Augmented Reality, managing climate change and how to use social media for social good. The lectures consist of a video presentation and are accompanied by slides, links, biographical information and other illustrative material.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. New Video Streaming

    Link
    http://www.newvideo.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, American Studies, Current Affairs, Economics, Environmental Studies, Media Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Distributors, Video Sources

    New Video is a leading US distributor and aggregator of independent digital content. The company delivers feature films, TV programmes and web originals via digital download, streaming media, video-on-demand, Blu-ray and DVD, and theatrical release. New Video’s library includes TV series and movies from cable channels A+E Home Entertainment, History and Lifetime, award-winning documentaries under the Docurama Films brand, and next-gen indies and web originals under the Flatiron label. Preview, DVD sale or download via the website. The website also includes a blog featuring filmmaker interviews and industry news.

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  10. National Inflation Association Streaming

    Link
    https://www.inflation.us/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    The aim of the National Inflation Association is to "prepare Americans for hyperinflation". In addition to articles and a blog, the website streams nine videos offering critiques of topics including the economic value of a college degree, the collapse of the dollar, the effects on society of the economic crisis, hyperinflation in the US and Japan, and the problem of debt.

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