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Streaming Video Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Research

According to a 2012 Ithaka study, 80 percent of faculty in the humanities and 70 percent in social sciences use video, film, and non-textual resources for teaching undergraduates. Streaming video is not simply an accommodation to distance learners; rather, it’s an expectation for the curriculum, and a valuable tool for teaching critical thinking skills, analysis, and the use of primary sources. This issue of Library Technology Reports will help you recommend high-quality video resources for faculty and researchers, with information on:

  • 75 YouTube channels for teaching , learning and research
  • 11 interdisciplinary video and multimedia sites with annotations on features and  content
  • 6 open access course collections
  • 5 university channels and collections
  • Using video with Moodle, Sakai, LibGuides, or WordPress
  • Mass market video sites that offer library-friendly business models

Julie A. DeCesare is assistant professor and head of education and research at Providence College Phillips Memorial Library. Since 2008, she has taught in the Marlboro College Educational Technology graduate program in Brattleboro, Vermont. The blended course, Digital Research Technologies, helps educational technologists, librarians, teachers, and instructional designers utilize the web and multimodal resources for teaching, learning, and research. To learn more about her work, visit

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