Over the course of the summer the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision uploaded another 2.000 videos to Wikimedia Commons, the media repository of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
theo kuechel's insight:
As the article explains, whilst Wikipedia, and Wikimedia Commons are visually rich in images, as far as video is concerned it is now a only .022% Wikipedia content is video content. This is an enormous challenge and cause for concern, especially as video is now becoming as fundamental to learning, if not formal education, as text.
Perhaps we need to make a more concerted effort to upload video to Wikimedia. With the quality and ubiquity of mobile video recording, easy to use editing tools this should not be difficult. Perhaps Wikimedia could make it easier to upload assets, the requirement to use Ogg or WebM may put people off as they are not familiar with the formats, and/or export to Wikimedia, are not options in most video capture export tools.
Perhaps the embedding of Openly licensed video from platform such as Vimeo could be considered to get the ball rolling. Alternatively as videos are uploaded the Wikimedia servers cousl convert to the required format. Is this possible
Udacity, one of the world's leading online education portals, yesterday announced a partnership with translation platform Amara to caption and translate more than 5,000 educational videos using student volunteers.
This epic undertaking is significant for a several reasons, it offers a democratisation of video content by making it globally accessible and relevant, and it offers real world experience to students. Teachers might wish to consider this type of task for their own students, it is much more meaningful than making endless ppts, and helps develop real media skills within a digital literacy context.
"Open Images is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse. 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
Open Images has over 1500 Creative Commons licensed videos avaialble for download most are historic but the portal offers an upload option for those who wish to contribute to the archive. You can search the video by date of publishing or upload and CC licence. Lots of value here for educational projects and Research
"Today Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Institute launch the Why Open Education Matters Video Competition. The competition will award cash prizes, provided by the Open Society Institute, of up to $25,000 for the best short videos that explain the use and promise of free, high-quality open educational resources and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students and schools."
A wonderful creative opportunity for educators and students to make videos that promote the use of high quality open educational resources. I am sure this initiative will create some wonderful reusable video resources and spread the word on the value of open educational resources.
I can't think of any good reason not to enter, nor can I wait to view the submissions. More info here.
Whilst there may be some justifiable concerns about the place of Khan Academy in the learning ecosysem, it has a vital role to play. It is accessed by hundreds of thousands, if not milllions.. Additional funding means it can expand its reach to include arts and humanities in addition to its core STEM resources. Smarthistory is a good example of how this can work: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/
"Much as Wikipedia draws its content from a large number of volunteer professionals, the curated content system for Khan Academy will look to provide a similar outlet for dedicated professionals to develop quality instructional content."
Increase video views by reaching global audiences and being accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. It's powered by viewers and other volunteers: it's collaborative editing and translation, like a wiki.It's the world's easiest subtitle creator - type and tap
The school has already served more than 200 years old and is still considered the main form of access to education. Today, the school and education are concepts widely discussed in academic, public policy, educational institutions, media and society spaces civil.Desde origin, the school has been characterized by structures and practices today mostly considered obsolete and outdated"
La Educación Prohibida (Forbidden education) is a project centered on a 2:25 hour film that explores in Education, its origins, theory and practice in detail. It is also a research project that uses social media with over 25000 followers. It combines interviews with academics, students, teachers and parents, with dramatic storylines and animated sequences
This is an open Copyleft film and the producers encourage you to download, remix and share this film. Some of the sequences are ideal for CPD or to further our current discourse on education and learning. I think the film has a great significance for us all.
The film is in Spanish with English, Portugese, French and Italian captions. The site is in Spanish - I viewed it using Googles auto-translate pug-in with Chrome
The Public Domain Review showcases a growing collection of films, mainly from the Internet Archive. Categories include : Clips · Shorts · Silent Features · Talkie Features Animation · Comedy · Drama · Thriller/Noir · Horror · Fantasy/Adventure · Documentary · Ephemeral;which can be also be filterd by decade/period. Each film is supported by useful notes and comments. which will be helpful for further research.
I would suggest; if you are remixing video - this would be an excellent source from which to draw content. It also features a very early remix - Charles A. Ridley's - Nazi Style Lambeth Walk.
eclap is the European Libray of Collected Artistic Performances covering "stage, performing arts, cinema, film, dance, ballet, festival, music, opera, rock, theatre, theater, musical, audio, video, educational, entertainment, culture, heritage, cross media" bringing together a huge quantitiy of previously inaccesible performing arts resources
"Hosted through Europeana ECLAP is creating a best practice network, making use of advanced database and delivery tools for the production and dissemination of the rich multilingual European heritage."
Many of the performances are captured as video - hence the inclusion in this resource - and indeed many of these videos - as well as other media - can be downloaded. Juts to give a flavour here are some examples of song, dance and documentary.
The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather and share scientific knowledge about all living things in a single online resource, giving each of us a breathtaking view of our amazing world.
There are over 1200 videos of living nature available on EOL http://eol.org/ all licenced under Creative Commons.
With unprecedented amounts of video being uploaded to User-Generated Content sites (48hrs every minute on YouTube alone1) it's getting much harder to find useful content for teaching, learning and research. Recent research shows that finding good quality, usable content is a major problem for educators.
The WatchKnowLearn communtiy has indexed over 20,000 educational videos, from online sources placing into over 3,000 categories. The videos are freely available to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Our Web site invites broad participation in a new kind of wiki system, guided by teachers. We have had a tremendously positive response from educators to the website. If we continue to work together, we can create an incredible, free, educational resource for students across the worl
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