Subscription Media - PCCC
Two powerful resources are available to PCCC instructors in order to bring media into their classes. These services offer the ability to use video in both the physical classroom and the virtual classroom that exists in WebCT, and in each of your student's home via the Internet.
One of the most powerful features of these systems is the ability for faculty to select specific segments of programs and then point students via a link to material relevant to a topic being discussed.
Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art digital video delivery system that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group into your presentations and lesson plans.
Integrate rich media within any learning management system using an intuitive, curriculum-based search engine. INTELECOM offers educators the tools they need to improve learning outcomes and achieve growth with targetted media content available 24/7 in any location with an Internet connection.
PCCC Faculty: For information on creating an account to use these subscription services, contact Ken Karol.
USING STREAMING MEDIA FOR WRITING
USING STREAMING MEDIA AS A PREWRITING ACTIVITY
Besides the subscription video resources available to PCCC students and teachers, there are many films freely available online. As an example, here are some clips we could use to connect a discussion of Shakespeare's writing and the influence it has had on our modern English.
This first clip is a discussion of the Spanish/English connection which might be of additional interest to our Hispanic students. "Shakespeare and the Spanish Connection" from the University of California http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBXWn00Cc-8 28:10 This documentary covers key relationships between the two theatre traditions of Spain and England, including varied materials from performances in New Mexico and California, of theatre excerpts from Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Calderon, and Alarcon, mostly by theatre professionals.
"Debate Over a Pure English" is from the larger The Story of English(PBS/BBC) I selected a 4 minute clip titled "The Inkhorn Controversy" which refers to a debate among English scholars over whether the English language should eliminate Latin and Greek words and return to its Anglo-Saxon roots. It is from our FMG collection (so I cannot provide a link here).
A longer video is an episode from the Charlie Rose program called "Shakespeare in Literature and Film" (PBS) 57:47 It's great that is available freely on Google Video, but I can't "bookmark" or excerpt the video. At best, I could provide a time reference for students to fast-forward to
ADDITIONAL FREE VIDEO RESOURCES
These resources are available for your use. The advantages in using these are that there is no username/password required, and, in some cases, they can be embedded into your LibGuide or a webpage. The disadvantages are that you cannot bookmark or excerpt them, and there is no guarantee that the video will still be available online in the future.
VIDEO FROM EDUCATORS
1. http://www.techreview.com/video/ at MIT
2. http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia/ at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
3. http://teachertube.com/ an online community of teachers sharing instructional videos The videos range over the entire K-20 levels.
4. NJVid http://www.wpunj.edu/njvid/ is a new project that is now collecting both commercial video and content produced by NJ colleges and groups for streaming distribution. PCCC is a beta site for 2009. A sample title already there is "Newark : the slow road back," a 58 minute film made 20 years after the 1967 riots that is in the Government, Politics, Law section of the collection.
5. Many universities have their own YouTube channels , such as youtube.com/user/uctelevision and other groups such as Internet2 offer video for the higher ed community youtube.com/user/ResearchChannel
SOME "SERIOUS" VIDEO
2. http://www.ted.com/ TED Talks
COMMERCIAL (but freely available) VIDEO
6. "cable channels" such as http://www.history.com/ offer much of their content online.