I’ve just attended a launch event for EdMediaShare, a JISC Digital Media service which could be the answer to quite a few queries about finding suitable video for use in teaching. In no small measure this site addresses the tidal wave of content now being posted online, with YouTube in May this year having more than 48 hours of video uploaded to its service every minute.
The main aim of the site is to enable the sharing of freely available video which academics have used to support their teaching, learning and research. The related aim is providing a way to identify video that others have found useful for particular purposes. To help the search process users suggesting material are asked to use the Learning Design criteria developed by the Dial-e Framework, and indicate how they used the material.
MediaCore technology, also implemented by the Bloomsbury Media Cloud, is being used to manage the content on the site.
There’s quite a lot of JISC generated content on the site currently, but if people take the sharing opportunities inherent in the site it could become extremely useful very quickly.
Watch the EdMediaShare introductory video to preview the site, and then think about making contributions to get the developing site off to a great start.