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Title: Academic Earth
Url: http://academicearth.org/
Publisher: Academic Earth
Description: Academic Earth provides videos of lectures by top scholars in "Subjects" that range from Astronomy to Entrepreneurship to Religion, from "Universities" as celebrated as MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. Visitors must register to view the lectures, but registration is free. There are over 1500 video lectures available, with more being added everyday. In addition to viewing the lectures available by subject or university, visitors can choose by "Instructors" or by "Playlists". When visitors click on "Playlists" at the top of the homepage, they will see a list of lectures by theme, by several different instructors, and a grade given to the lecture series. A good example is the 6-part lecture entitled "Understanding the Financial Crisis" by four different instructors. The series is given a grade overall, in this case, an A-, and when visitors click on "See all 6 lectures" at the bottom of the series' description, they will be taken to the page with the links to the individual lectures, as well as shown the grade given each individual lecture. Visitors can even keep a playlist of their favorite lectures or download the lectures. Visitors should definitely check out the Frequently Asked Questions page, accessible by the "FAQ" link at the bottom of the website.
LC Classification: Language and literature -- English literature -- Literary history and criticism -- Study and teaching -- General special
Political science -- Political science (General) -- Political science (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Science (General) -- Study and teaching -- Computer network resources
Social sciences -- Sociology (General) -- Sociology -- Social psychology -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Social studies -- Economics
Vocational Education -- Business
Social studies -- Comparative political systems
Social studies -- Psychology
Key Concept: Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Health -- Psychology
Economics
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Mathematics Materials
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
java
mpeg
quicktime
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Academic Earth
Access Rights: Free access with registration
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-09 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-11-08 10:41:42 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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