Thursday, October 8, 2009

Forum Network - The Best of NPR and PBS

PBS and NPR have created a new website called the Forum Network. The purpose of the Forum Network is to curate the best video and audio recording of lectures and round table discussions. The Forum Network's collection includes thousands of intelligent videos and audio files. You can search the Forum Network by topic, region, time period, speaker, or series. Commenting on the videos and audio recordings is encouraged. Commenting on Forum Network videos is much like commenting on Viddler videos in that the comments can be placed within the timeline of the video.

Applications for Education
The Forum Network videos and audio recordings could be useful content for supplementing high school and college courses. As an activity in blended learning you may want to select a video related to what your students are studying to watch and comment on when they are away from your classroom.