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"ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. Remixers can apply sampling, remixing and mash-ups, grab the sample packs and a cappellas for download and can upload their version back into ccMixter, for others to enjoy and re-sample."
"Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for listening in your cubicle or mobile music device? Find exactly the music you’re looking for - podsafe, liberally licensed - using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool. One out of six uploads to ccMixter are used in a YouTube(tm) video, flickr moving image, podcast, compilation album and thousands of other places all over the web."
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MoLeTV - Media on-demand

This media on-demand service is aimed primarily at staff and students in post-16 education colleges in England although it also welcomes all organisations involved in education including schools.
MoLeTV allows users to upload media in most of the common formats - AVI, MP4, MP3, Windows Media, Quicktime
and FLV and will convert to Adobe Flash Video for streaming, Windows Media, MP4 and 3GP.

MoLeTV is part of the Mobile Learning Network MoLeNET (http://www.molenet.org.uk), a unique collaborative approach to encouraging, supporting, expanding and promoting mobile learning. Collaboration at national level involves participating institutions and the Learning and Skills Council LSC (http://www.lsc.gov.uk/) sharing the cost of projects introducing or expanding mobile learning and the LSN (http://www.lsnlearning.org.uk/) providing a support and evaluation programme.

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.

TeacherTube

"TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill."

Learning from History / Lernen aus der Geschichte

Learning & Teaching offers teachers and other educators a free-of-charge resource pool of educational materials and methodological ideas. This website provides web seminars on themes in the field of historical and civic education, presented by experts from both academic and practical teaching contexts. As a registered user, you can take part in web seminars in real time and ask your own questions. Members can also share their own materials.

This website has four main areas: Learning & Teaching (in German), Participating & Networking, Learning Online & International Dialogue.

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Sink or swim: taking advantage of developments in video streaming

Amongst the many recent developments in learning technology, video streaming appears to offer a considerable range of benefits for tutors and learners alike. For these to be fully realised, however, various conditions have to be met. Merely making streams available and directing students to them, does not necessarily result in quality, or indeed any, learning. Drawing on material from the literature and the World Wide Web, as well as recent project experience, this paper discusses the potential effectiveness of video streams as learning resources in higher education within the context of current and possible future technologies.

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Karen Fill, Roger Ottewill, University of Southampton, UK

Year

2006

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ISSN: 1470-3300 (electronic) 1470-3297 (paper)

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11 pages

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AthenaWeb

"A virtual home for science communicators

Launched in the spring of 2005, AthenaWeb is a video portal and workspace for European audiovisual communication professionals in the areas of science and scientific information. Contributors and users of the service include institutions, universities, labs, corporations, not-for-profit organisations, and of course the television and film industry (broadcasters, journalists, documentary makers, producers, people who commission TV programming, etc.).

AthenaWeb is 100% backed by the European Commission’s Research Directorate-General and is run by the science communications agency LAB TO MEDIA."

Editorial note 3 August 2011: Athenaweb seized its functions from 31 July 2011 onwards, the website is currently still accessible, but we cannot predict for how long. It is unsure at this point what will happen to the resources.

NATURE Online

NATURE Online is the Web companion to a broadcast series where visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes videos with filmmakers and producers (also available at iTunes), view program excerpts (also available on YouTube), and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more. The videos are segmented, tagged and provided with user comments.

Thirteen has a separate tab "For Educators" where it collects its educational materials available free of charge to the elementary and middle school teachers in America. These include a Teacher’s Guide, classroom poster, DVD of select NATURE episodes, and take-home activities. A NATURE comic book for children ages 10 to 12, also free, is distributed through retail outlets, education centers and museums nationwide, including the American Museum of Natural History.

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Browse Nature through
* Current Season
* By Animal
* By Topic
o Animal Behavior
o Environment & Conservation
o Humans & nature
o Living Places
* Interactives & Extras

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Fred Kaufman, William Grant, Thirteen WNET NEW YORK on PBS

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Temoa Knowledge Hub

Temoa is a knowledge hub that eases a public and multilingual catalog of Open Educational Resources (OER) which aims to support the education community to find those resources and materials that meet their needs for teaching and learning through a specialized and collaborative search system and social tools.

- It contains selected educational resources, described and evaluated by an academic community.
- Resources categorized by area of knowledge, educational level and language, among others.
- Provides a friendly search engine through intuitive filters.
- Allows the creation of communities around educational resources.

The resources, covering numerous subjects, are available in many formats including video.

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Center for Innovation in Technology and Education (Innov@TE), the Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Teachers TV

Teachers TV was the digital channel for everyone who works in schools. Its programmes covered every subject in the curriculum, all key stages and every professional role – from teaching assistant to headteacher. You could watch it on digital cable and satellite and programmes are also available anytime, on-demand and for free on this website. Sadly, along with many other well-known UK agencies active in the education and training sphere including Becta, Teachers TV has fallen foul of cutbacks in UK spending. From the end of March 2011 this terrific source of free education videos and resources aimed at the professional development of teachers has no longer been available.

Luckily its resources are now available on
- TES: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/tes-connect-video-resources
as well as other repositories:
- Promethean Planet: http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-gb/professional-development/best-prac...
- Teachers Media: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk
- SchoolsWorld: http://www.schoolsworld.tv/videos
- Teachfind: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/teachfind

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