Thursday, October 01, 2009

BPN 1386 My selection of WSA Best e-Content 09 (11)

Category: eSCience & Technology


Videolectures.Net provides free and open internet access to high quality videos of lectures presented by distinguished scholars and scientists at prominent academic
events. The portal aims to promote science, facilitate the exchange of ideas and
foster knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic content, not only for the
scientific community, but also for a more general public. All lectures, accompanying
documents, information and links are systematically selected and are classified
during the editorial process according to user comments. The materials come from
several EU funded research projects and organizations such as Xerox Parc, British
Telecom, Max Planck, Fraunhofer Institute, Australian National University and
Carnegie Mellon. The range of countries involved and languages used includes Europe,
USA, Taiwan, Australia, Ukraine, Russia and Brazil.

Videolectures.Net's impressive content array on all scientific topics is truly impressive comprising materials suitable for both venerable scholars and the general public. It is an excellent "best practice" example for video content aggregators with its categorization and classification of content, ability to pinpoint very targeted pieces of knowledge within a large sea of information and true aggregation of various media according to topics. The high didactic quality gains significance as the site provides free and open access to science information from the world's leading experts in one internet space. The portal's navigation is easy and intuitive. This project plays an immensely important role in bridging the digital divide and narrowing the content gap. Geographical borders, financial considerations and access limitations disappear through provision of unlimited access to quality content for all.

Jozef Stefan Institute,
Center for Knowledge
Mitja Jermo
Marko Grobelnikl
Peter Kese
Davor Orlic
Sebastjan Mislej
Darko Ignjatovic
Nina Rancic
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Blog Posting Number: 1386


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