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Video & Audio Resources -- Lafayette

Academic Earth

Academic Earth is a user-friendly educational system that will give internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars.  Their goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment in which that content is remarkably easy to use and where user contributions make existing content increasingly valuable. Browse by subject, university, instructor or playlist.

Annenberg Learner

Annenberg Learner programs are intended for use by teachers, but are also useful for student learning. Browse their resources by subject and grade level. You can view their programs online with a broadband connection whenever you see the "VoD" icon.

Archaelogy Channel

The Archaeology Channel is a streaming-media website for sharing archaeology research and its contributions to science and humanity. The site includes a Teacher Resources area that includes lesson plans.


EduTube is an educational video search platform launched in April 2008 that aims to organize the best free online educational videos, and make them easy for you to find, watch and download. EduTube focuses on popular and high quality educational videos. Videos are sorted by EduTube index, a measure of quality, popularity and educational value. EduTube also has a unique system for organizing and tagging videos, to make finding videos as easy as possible. Browse by category, type, educational level, length, top 100, or most popular.


Folkstreams preserves and makes available documentary films about American roots and cultures including essays about filmmaking. The site includes transcripts, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites.

Harvard University's Justice Series

Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Listen to Professor Sandel's 12-part series about  justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. This course aims to help viewers become more critically minded thinkers about the moral decisions we all face in our everyday lives.

At, watch video clips, browse photos, and listen to audio clips from programs shown on the History channel. Topics include state history, history by time period, U.S. Presidents, and a variety of people, places, and events.


Hulu News and Information provides access to streaming videos including news, documentaries, biographies, politices, and science and technology.

iTunes U

iTunes U offers lectures from scholars at major universities around the world. Requires a free iTunes account. Go to the iTunes Store and select iTunes U from the top menu bar. Browse by categories, provider, or noteworthy lectures.

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy provides over 2,000 videos primarily on topics in mathematics, and has expanded to include physics, finance, and history. Watch, practice, and learn concepts online for free. The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

Library of Congress Digital Collections (Film & Video)

Library of Congress Digital Collections (Film & Video) contains several collections of historical film footage covering a variety of topics including the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, early animated films, Coca-Cola advertising, work and leisure in America, Presidential Inaugurations, and more. Also included is footage from 9/11 including public reaction.

The Living Room Candidate

The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952. Browse by year, type of ad, or issue. The “For Teachers” section includes downloadable lessons.

Mayo Clinic YouTube Channel

At the Mayo Clinic YouTube Channel, watch videos created by the Mayo Clinic on a variety of medical and health topics.

Moving Image Archive

The Moving Image Archive at the Internet Archive is a collection of free movies, films, and videos. This collection contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

NASA Video Gallery

The NASA Video Gallery includes videos from the Apollo Missions to the most recent space shuttle and space station missions.

National Archives Video Channel

The United States’ National Archives video channel includes historical video clips from the National Archives such as NASA history, United Newsreel motion pictures, and Department of the Interior motion pictures.

National Geographic

National Geographic Video contains nearly 300 videos and video clips from National Geographic about the environment, music, science, travel, and culture.

Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses are free online video lectures of selected introductory courses offered at Yale.


TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos created by teachers. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos, but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner.


TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Browse by topic, date, popularity and more to view videos. Also take a look at TEDEd for videos for "lessons worth learning," and the TED YouTube Channel. 


Wisc-Online is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects" covering all subject areas. Many of these learning objects are self-paced tutorials. Users can create a free account to access more of the site.  

YouTube EDU

At YouTube EDU you can view video lectures created by faculty around the world. Browse by category, subcategory, or college.