Two Online Video Trials from Alexander St. Press

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Alexander Street Press is providing UMass Lowell with free access trials to two of their new online video databases: Education in Video and Filmakers Library Online. Both trials are available through May 30, 2011.

Education in Video contains 913 video titles totaling 750 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms give education faculty, education students, and in-service teachers.

  • Video lets students of education observe and learn from real teachers and students engaged in common classroom interactions.
  • The collection is indexed to meet the specific search needs of education faculty and students. Search and browse by grade level; subject; topic; educational theory; and other criteria.
  • Synchronized, searchable, scrolling transcripts run alongside each video. Click ahead in the transcript, and the video jumps to that point. Scan hours of video in seconds.
  • Study and discussion guides, themed playlists on special topics, and related full-text materials give instructors ready-made teaching tools.
  • Filmakers Library Online, officially launching next month, currently contains over 1,000 award-winning documentaries but will include more than 5,000 titles upon completion. The collection contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

    Coverage includes race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. Internationally known producers represented include the National Film Board of Canada, Australia Broadcasting Corporation, KCTS/Seattle, and many others.

    Access to this trial is available through the library’s New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

    Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

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