VideoLectures is another open access academic video / media repository. Yes, we have YouTube, iTunesU, Slideshare and other related locations where folk of note (and not) are sharing some really wonderful content. Videolectures is doing something I haven’t seen before, which really impressed me.
They have the video of the lecturer, next to the slides, both synced so that they display at the appropriate times with the audio. You can download the slides as either a PDF or the original source file, and you have the outline of the presentation. AND you can embed the video What can I say? WOW!
Here is an example — a lecture on research about how to analyse social media data to identify influential bloggers. Very interesting content as well as a great example of a wonderful educational technology resource. Take a look.
Identifying the Influential Bloggers