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Lifelong Learning Web Links
Useful websites compiled by Belvedere-Tiburon librarians.
Annenberg Media Learner.org
Online video-on-demand courses for adult learners, and professional development & classroom support for teachers. Includes the TV language series Destinos and French in Action (click on Foreign Language to view.) Free sign-up required for first-time users.
Podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley current and archived courses, lectures, and events. Must have Real Player to view or listen --can be downloaded from site. MP3 files can also be downloaded. Site links to YouTube for additional video content.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone free of charge. Math and science learning materials are particularly strong.
UC TV Video On Demand
UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten University of California campuses. Requires Flash or Real Player -- available from site.
Click the Program List tab to view the archive of over 60 wide-ranging programs and lectures. Requires Adobe Flash for most recent additions, Quicktime, Real Player, or Windows Media Player for earlier ones. All viewing software available for download from site.
Free and open access to on-demand video of significant public events at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Video Index links to over 500 lectures. Real Player is required and can be downloaded from site.
Open Yale Courses
Open Yale Courses provides free lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences. Requires Quicktime or Flash to view. Can also listen to audio on your computer or download and play on any MP3-compatible device/player.
Oxford Internet Institute
OII is a department of the University of Oxford, and a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society. Access to webcasts of the Internet pioneers, scholars and regulators who have spoken at the Oxford Internet Institute. Requires Real Player -- downloadable from site.
Princeton University Lectures
Free online video lectures from Princeton. Requires Windows Media Player, Quicktime, or Real Player which can de downloaded from site.
World Affairs Council of Northern California
Online video and audio lectures from the World Affairs Council. Watch or listen on your computer, or download MP3 files.