Multimedia Content

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist


Repository: Films On Demand Digital Educational Video

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What is Films On Demand?

"Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational video content into your curriculum by providing easy integration with learning management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog systems. Most titles are available for individual lease or purchase, or through subscriptions to our robust, curriculum-focused subjects." - Films On Demand Site

How Does It Work?

"The ability to view digital video in real time provides instant access to your entire video collection from any computer with a high-speed Internet connection. There's no need to track down borrowed or misplaced VHS tapes or DVDs. And the On Demand interface provides access to enhanced functionality that allows you to take complete control of your video content and your students' viewing experience. You can use On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists for others to view. You can also integrate videos directly into online card catalog systems and distance learning courseware. And by using On Demand, you will have access to usage reports that provide you with valuable information about which videos are being watched and how often." - Films On Demand Site.

If you would like to take advantage of this free service being provided to West faculty, click the link above or send an email to Cyrus Helf (

Repository: Intelecom Online Resources Network

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What is INTELECOM Online?

"The INTELECOM Online Resources Network ™ is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips - streamed on demand - for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.

Choose from a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. And as with academic journal databases, new content is added on an ongoing basis." - Intelecom Web Site

How Does It Work?

"With the INTELECOM Online Resources Network™, video content is carefully organized by academic discipline and course, resulting in quick and accurate search results.

Search for and preview clips, then publish them to your online course using any course management system." - Intelecom Web Site

If you would like to take advantage of this free service being provided to West faculty, click the links above or send an email to Cyrus Helf (

Repository: 3C Media / EduStream

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What is

“” is a cost-effective, user friendly, centralized resource for providing participating institutions with the video-on-demand capabilities they might not otherwise be prepared to implement or manage." - EduStream Web Site

How Does It Work?

Similar to Intelecom, 3C Media allows instructors to browse their large video and learning objects repository, and incorporate video clips within their online courses. One of the main differences is that the 3C Media links are encrypted, making them private and only accessible from within the ETUDES CMS.

If you would like to take advantage of this free service being provided to West faculty, please send an email to Eric Ichon (


Resource: Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)

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What is Merlot?

"Free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services." - Merlot Web Site

How Does It Work?

"With Merlot membership, you get access to contribute learning materials, use ContentBuilder to create your own web pages, create your personal collections of learning materials to use in the classroom, and much more.

"The MERLOT repository is not only learning materials, but learning exercises comments, personal collections and Content Builder web pages, all designed to enhance the teaching experience of an learning material. The learning materials are categorized into 18 different learning material types. A large selection of materials in MERLOT also have assignments and comments attached to them. It is also possible to add any material to a personal collection, to make organizing your teaching materials for each of your courses." - Merlot Web Site

If you would like to take advantage of this free service being provided to West faculty, please send an email to Eric Ichon (

Resource: 21st Century Fluency Project

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What is the 21st Century Fluency Project?

"An innovative resource designed to cultivate 21st century fluencies, while fostering engagement and adventure in the learning experience." - 21st Century Fluency Project Web Site

How Does It Work?

"You become a Committed Sardine. Read more about what a committed sardine is by clicking here. On their web site you can view their blog posts, subscribe to their RSS feeds and even follow them on Twitter. Most of the files on their web site are only accessible to Sardines, so be sure to sign up and take advantage of the resources they have available.