Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Next Vista - Free Videos for Learning

Next Vista is an academic video sharing site that I have recently discovered. Next Vista has three video categories. The Light Bulbs category is for videos that teach you how to do something and or provides an explanation of a topic. The Global Views video category contains videos created to promote understanding of cultures around the world. The Seeing Service video category highlights the work of people who are working to make a difference in the lives of others.

Next Vista is designed for classroom use so all videos are screened for inappropriate and inaccurate content. Next Vista is looking for contributions to all three video categories.

Applications for Education
Next Vista has the potential to be a good video resource for classroom use. A good classroom project could be to have students create videos to contribute to Next Vista.

All Next Vista videos can be embedded into your blog or website. The videos can also be downloaded directly from Next Vista. The download option is great for teachers that work in schools that have very restrictive web filters.

Here are a couple of related resources that might be of interest to you:
20+ Educational Alternatives to YouTube
Six More Educational Alternatives to YouTube

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