Friday, June 28, 2013

Tons of online videos to use for class

Alexander Street Press is a great streaming video collection that the Walker Library subscribes to. Some of the great features are: 
  •  Watch videos on the go with mobile access via most handheld devices.
  • Searchable transcripts run alongside each video.
  • Permanent URLs let users cite and share video.
  • An embeddable video player lets libraries and instructors deliver video content to other users on secure Web site pages or via course management systems (D2L).

1,000 film scripts with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts--more than 100,000 scenes of human experience. Search by character, scene, race, nationality, age, subject, year of writing, and other elements. Titles licensed for the collection include: From Here to Eternity, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, American Gigolo, Raging Bull, The China Syndrome, The Maltese Falcon, The Gold Rush, Unforgiven, Blade Runner, State and Main, Hotel Rwanda, Span’glish, Gods and Monsters, Ararat, Black Hawk Down, The Last Temptation of Christ, To Sir With Love, Witness, In the Line of Fire, The Last Detail, Taxi Driver, Out of the Past, JFK, Platoon, Boogie Nights, The Big Chill, Night of the Hunter, The Searchers, Rebel Without a Cause, The Hustler, The Magnificent Ambersons, Fury, The Sting…

1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.  Videos frequently used in university-level education programs are part of the collection, including Thoughtful Reading: Teaching Comprehension to Adolescents (Stenhouse), Successful Teaching Practices in Action: New Media in the Classroom (Teachers Network), Inclusion, I.E.P. and Special Needs Laws: What Teachers Should Know (Learning Seed), Race in the Classroom: The Multiplicity Of Experience (The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning), and Teaching Reading 3-5 Workshop: Classroom Program:  Close Reading for Understanding (Annenberg Learner).

756 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures, and is particularly rich in its coverage of the developing world. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles

307 videos created by Medcom-Trainex, specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. Video is the ideal training medium for one of the most practical of professions, giving nursing students a way to observe highly technical procedures and complex patient interactions before practicing in a clinical setting.

High-quality video (750 hours by the end of the year) for the study of disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, special populations, fitness and health assessment, medical fitness, exercise adherence, sport science, worksite wellness, and much more. More than 90 percent of the content in the collection is less than five years old, and more than 100 hours of new content are added each year.