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Alexander Street Press Academic Video Collection
Academic Video Online: Premium is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With thousands of thousands of titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Academic Video Online: Premium allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.
About this Page
The purpose of this page is to direct students and staff to reliable websites that produce and provide free online educational videos that could supplement their classes or research.
MOOCS: Massively Open Online Courses
Many major universities produce their own high-quality educational videos - to accompany their free online courses - and open them to the public.
Open Yale Courses
is a Massively Open Online Course ( MOOC)which offers professional quality lecture videos recorded live in the classroom with a videographer following the action. Courses include a variety of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
MIT courses are organized by subject with free lecture notes, exams, and videos. Not all courses have videos.
provides an archive of videos from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Medicine, Stanford Law School, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford School of Humanities
provides an archive of videos from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Medicine, Stanford Law School, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford, School of Humanities, and the Alumni
Association, highlighting seminars, faculty lectures, events, news, and more.
This comprehensive site includes many free lectures from scholars at institutions such as MIT, Notre Dame, Drexel, and UCLA, but it is also an advertisement to students who wish to earn online degrees in distance programs. The site is organized around universities, instructors, subjects, and playlists. In the Humanities section, for example, one finds lectures related to history, languages, literature, religious studies, and even communications and education from Yale, Stanford, and UCLA
This site offers around 50 online courses for free, but if you want the credit you would pay their fees. Over 5300 lessons which are taught by subject matter experts are accompanied by short, bite-sized videos (5-10 minutes long). Subjects include: Science, Humanities, Spanish, Math, English, Social Science, History, and Business.
Educational Video Web Sites
offers a sequenced structured series of more than 2,000 educational videos offering complete curricula in mathematics (and now in other subjects).
Award winning, educational, innovative and inspirational 18-minute talks. TED Talks are licensed under Creative Commons, so users are welcome to link to or embed these videos.
YouTube EDU is a repository of more than 500,000 educational videos from leading educational organizations, such as Stanford, PBS, and Khan Academy. Videos are organized into three major categories: Primary and Secondary Education, University, and Lifelong Learning. Within those categories, one finds videos organized by general academic subjects. This YouTube channel offers access to educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.
Experts in art, design, history, culture, and science and technology offer a variety of topics, starting with the contents of the Smithsonian museums. Along with about 450 videos classified by general broad subject matter, one finds twenty-eight browsable “playlists” about dance, music, race, American Indians, climate change, and more.
is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. HippoCampus is made possible by multiple grant donors.
Academic Earth's Mission: Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of extending high quality academic opportunities to people around the globe. Free Video Lectures from leading universities.