It is all about the Videos on Delicious!
Your CPCC librarians have gathered a whole host of websites that feature “Smart People” talking, teaching and thinking about a variety of topics.
Start with Harvard and watch a series of video lectures on computers and the internet from instructor David Malan at Harvard Extension. The course “Understanding Computers and the Internet” arms students with a new vocabulary and readies them for further exploration of computers and the Internet. Topics include hardware, software, the Internet, multimedia, security, website development, programming, and dotcoms. This course is designed both for those with little, if any, computer experience and for those who use a computer every day. The videos of the lectures are available in QuickTime or flash formats. Oh, and did I mention- they are FREE.
Or maybe all that Ivy league is leaving you itching for something a little more down to earth- How about the fabulous selection of videos on Monkeysee.com? MonkeySee offers free access to a huge collection of videos produced by experts on topics ranging from how to create the perfect zombie make-up, how to improve your handwriting, to topics like personal finance and general health. Each video is preceded by a 30 second ad, but the site requires no registration or fees to view the videos.
Visit the Stanford Health Video Library to watch free programs featuring prominent doctors presenting the latest health research.
In a healthy mood now? Watch videos from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Topics include HIV, Swine Flu, Swimming Safety, Weight Gain and Weight Control, Immunizations and more. Easily embed the videos in your course or webpage with the provided embed code. And great for use in the classroom; PDFs of the scripts are provided with each video.
Want more smart people to learn from? Take a look at Fora.TV. This website offers an impressive array of speakers, thinkers, politicians, writers and more. ForaTV gathers the web’s largest collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates going on all the time at the world’s top universities, think tanks and conferences and publishes it online for you to watch, learn and share. The coolest thing about the videos on ForaTV is the variety of ways you can enjoy the presentations. Each program offers a link to the full length lecture in addition to several shorter highlight clips. Many of the videos offer transcripts as well as Bios of each presenter.
So far your CPCC library has 27 different video sites selected for your lifelong learning pursuits… and we are adding more each day- check out what the web has to offer.