The Cartoon Movement
The Cartoon Movement is a community of international editorial cartoonists and fans of political satire, part of The Video Journalism Movement (VJ Movement), an organization dedicated to the promotion of video journalism and press freedom. It is a global collaborative platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism, where you can discuss cartoons, and vote on the cartoon ideas submitted by our international network of professional editorial cartoonists. The best cartoons are published online 4 times a week.
SoundTransit is a online community dedicated to field recording and phonography, which is the art of recording sounds from the environment around us, with an emphasis on the unintentional sounds which often go unnoticed in our daily lives.
On this site, you can plan a sonic journey through various locations recorded around the world, or you can search the database for specific sounds by different artists from certain places. If you are a phonographer, you can also contribute your recordings for others to enjoy. The Creative Commons Attribution license encourages the sharing and reuse of all sounds on this website.
ANP - Dutch Press Agency
The ANP (Netherlands national news agency) is the most important news supplier in The Netherlands. It provides news coverage for the Dutch daily newspapers, radio, television and the internet. ANP's general news service supplies a steady flow of news stories, infographics and photographs from across the country and around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ANP was founded in 1934 by the daily newspapers in The Netherlands. In the last few decades market circumstances have changed rapidly and therefore the foundation was converted into a private company. Since May 2001 ANP operates independently in the media market, allowing the company to increase its commercial activities. Nowadays ANP produces some 160,000 news stories and 100,000 photographs a year, tailored to the various needs and styles of the news media.
Studiecoach is a free online resource for study advice or digital coach and was created by the Dutch Open University (http://www.ou.nl) which is specialised in higher education for adult students through supported distance learning. Studying in distance learning requires new and different study methods from the traditional classroom learning; in distance education there are fewer contact hours and there is more self-study which requires more self-discipline. Following the university's open public nature of providing resources, Studiecoach is freely available for students and non-OU students.
The Studiecoach website combines several media types and activities: video, tests, text, games, exercises, exam and training. The themes are: time management, anxiety, multiple choice examtraining, oral presentation, written presentation, mindmapping, meditation, finding scientific information on the Internet. All themes are visualised in the form of a mindmap and each topic is introduced by a short video and students can access further content and training programs or register directly at one of the training programs in the study center. In addition to Studiecoach, the Open University organises a series of workshops around these themes at different locations in the Netherlands, where students (and non-students) can meet each other and discuss the topics at hand.
A more detailed English description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/studiecoach
The Big Myth
The Big Myth is an interactive, community-building learning website and CD-ROM, presenting a collection of 25 creation myths from around the world using Flash animation, storytelling, sound and music. It is available in English and Dutch and designed for group learning for ages 7-14. The myths themselves are the central focus of the site, but the entire environment is made up of six sections, including a Teachers Guide, Discussion Forum, Write Your Own Creation Myth area and Library, making it a fully-integrated educational website that fits in with religious studies or world cultural program of the common international curriculum, as well as within ancient history or even remedial English or Dutch language classes.
You can also find a description of the project in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/the-big-myth
Toporopa - train your brain with geography
This fun website includes educational quizzes about Europe and geography. You can test your geographical, political, historical and economical knowledge about Europe in animated quizzes that are focussed on the European map, for instance: pin the correct name to rivers on the map, find the European countries, ...
SURF Foundation - Copyright in higher education
The Dutch organisation SURF has launched a website to support university staff with any questions they might have
related to copyright use. This website which operates in Dutch and in English provides answers related to the Dutch situation which may not always be applicable for other countries. However their explanation of basic rules is very useful.
The website also provides background information and suggests practical ways of dealing with copyright issues and guidelines for those who want to know more about the role of higher education institutions as regards copyright, or who need to find concrete solutions.
The Webstroom community
The Webstroom community supports Dutch universities in their use of video streaming and it recently launched a
new communications strategy for its members based on a greater use of LinkedIn. This community provides lots of interesting information about the use of media in higher education and is linked to the SURF MEDIA site, home to lots of video resources that support university level teaching in the Netherlands.
De Webstroom gemeenschap steunt Nederlandse universiteiten bij hun gebruik van video streaming en het lanceerde zopas een nieuwe communicatiestrategie voor de leden, gebaseerd op een ruimer gebruik van LinkedIn. Deze gemeenschap verschaft veel interessante informatie over het gebruik van media in het Hoger Onderwijs en is gelinkt aan de SURF MEDIA site, een plaatst waar veel videobronnen staan, die het lesgeven op universitair niveau in Nederland ondersteunen.
Open Images is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse. Footage from audiovisual collections can be downloaded and remixed into new works. Users of Open Images also have the opportunity to add their own material to the platform and thus expand the collection. Open Images also provides an API, making it easy to develop mashups.
As of today (end of May 2011) more than 1500 videos have already been added to the portal.
Access to the material on Open Images is provided under the Creative Commons licensing model. Creative Commons gives authors, artists, scientists and teachers the freedom to approach their copyright in a more flexible manner and make their work available in a way they can choose themselves.
The ‘open’ nature of the platform is underscored by the use of open video formats (Ogg Theora), open standards (HTML5, OAI-PMH) and open source software components. Furthermore, all software that is developed within the scope of Open Images will also be released under the GNU General Public License.
Open Images is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Knowledgeland. By the end of 2009 Open Images offered access to over 450 Polygoon items from the Sound and Vision archives. The collection will grow substantially over the coming years; as new items will be uploaded continuously.
Everybody is more than welcome to add material to the platform – not only collection institutes and producers, but all netizens creating new materials based on Open Images fragments and items from other open repositories.
Open Images is een open media platform dat online toegang biedt tot audiovisueel archiefmateriaal om zo creatief hergebruiken te stimuleren. Fragmenten van audiovisuele verzamelingen kunnen worden gedownload en geremixed tot nieuwe werken. Gebruikers van Open Images hebben ook de kans om hun eigen materiaal toe te voegen aan het platform en zo de verzameling uitbreiden. Open Images verschaft ook een API om zo gemakkelijk mashups te ontwikkelen.
Op het einde van mei 2011 waren al meer dan 1500 video's toegevoegd aan het portaal.
Toegang tot het materiaal op Open Images wordt aangeboden onder het Creative Commonslicentiemodel. Creative Commons geeft auteurs, kunstenaars, wetenschappers en leerkrachten de vrijheid om hun copyright te benaderen op een flexibelere manier en om hun werk beschikbaar te maken op de manier dat ze zelf kiezen. De open aard van het platform wordt onderlijnd door het gebruik van open video formats (Ogg Theora), open normen (HTML5, OAI-PMH) en open source softare bestanden. Verder zal al de software die werd ontwikkeld binnen het bereik van Open Images toegankelijk worden gemaakt onder de GNU General Public License<
Open Images is een initiatief van het Nederlandse Instituut voor Geluid en Beeld in samenwerking met Knowledgeland. Op het einde van 2009 bood Open Images toegang tot meer dan 450 Polygone items van het Geluid en Beeldarchief. De collectie zal aanzienlijk groeien in de komende jaren; er zullen immers voortdurend nieuwe items geupload worden.
Iedereen is meer dan welkom om materiaal toe te voegen aan het platform - niet alleen verzamelinstituties en producers, maar alle 'cybercitizens' die nieuw materiaal maken aan de hand van Open Imagesfragmenten en items van andere open opslagplaatsen-
Klasse is a Dutch magazine and website for teachers, school administrators and secondary school students and has different identities and magazines for the target groups parents and primary school students. It was inspired by the English teachers.tv and now creates video and publishes it on YouTube and their website. One of the features is that you can follow a teacher that is starting out, reportages on students and parents can become a "fly in their children's class" together with children psychiatrist and educational specialist.
If you would like to specifically see videos that are published on the teacher subsection of Klasse, see: http://www.klasse.be/leraren/tvklasse.php