Earlier today Larry Ferlazzo posted the link to Time Magazine’s list of the 50 Best Websites of 2009. On that list is Academic Earth. Academic Earth is a site that debuted in January of this year with the purpose of assembling high quality videos and entire video courses from the most prestigious universities in the United States. Visitors to Academic Earth will find lectures and courses from Yale, MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. You can search for lectures and courses by topic, popularity, professor, or by university.
Applications for Education
Academic Earth makes it easy to find high quality, academically appropriate videos. These videos and courses could make a nice supplement to an advanced placement high school course. The videos can be embedded in your course blog where you can then have students watch and comment. Or you can, after embedding a video into your blog, post a questions for your students to answer as they watch a video lecture.