40 free video sites for educators:

  • 5min Media is the leading syndication platform for broadband instructional, knowledge and lifestyle videos.
  • Annenberg Learner is a division of the Annenberg Foundation, its mission to advance excellent teaching in American schools through the development and distribution of multimedia resources for teaching and learning.
  • ASO education collection is designed to help teachers and students make the most of the wide range of moving image resources on the site. It was developed by Education Services Australia through The Le@rning Federation.
  • Big Think aims to help people move above and beyond random information, toward real knowledge.
  • Brightstorm provides high-quality learning materials both free and paid. Brightstorm Math and Brightstorm Science videos are free and 2,500+ videos cover every topic in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  • CosmoLearning (CL) is an educational website committed to improve the quality of homeschooling, teaching and student excellence, helping educators and self-learners alike anywhere in the world. They build a free online school.
  • Discovery Education is a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, LLC. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas.
  • The Do Lectures stands on “that people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things, too.” It provides many educational videos by different topics.
  • Documentary Wire provides informative and educational documentaries on a wide range of topics.
  • Europa Film Treasures provides films, documents, interviews, programs and film selections as a part of European film archives. The videos are via streaming, and cannot be downloaded.
  • FORA.tv is the leading online destination for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. It offers free, paid-membership, and fee-based video viewing of live events, lectures, and debates to a smart, deeply-engaged audience.
  • The Forum Network is a PBS and NPR public media service in collaboration with public stations and community partners across the United States. Its online library features thousands of lectures by some of the world’s foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers, and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free.
  • The FreeVideoLectures aims to organise the world’s educational videos and make them universally accessible and down-loadable.
  • Free Science and Video Lectures is collection of educational videos, created by Peteris Krumins.
  • The Futures Channel aims to produce and distribute high quality multimedia content which educators in any setting can use to enliven curriculum, engage students and otherwise enhance the learning experience.
  • Graspr is an online video community that offers high quality instructional content on a wide range of topics. Their mission is is to make the world a smarter place by bringing together people who possess different kinds of expertise, and helping them share what they know with others.
  • Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. It streams tens of millions of videos every month across its multi-platform distribution network.
  • Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.
  • iTunes U provides audio and video content from museums, universities, cultural institutions, and public television stations to supplement their lectures.
  • iUniv is Japanese/English website to support and make social video and audio OpenCourseWare (OCW) content.
  • The Khan Academy has a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises available to anyone.
  • LearnersTV is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable video lectures, live online tests, etc in many disciplines.
  • MathTV.com provides quality materials for mathematics instruction, including textbooks (both print and electronic) videos, online homework, and worksheets.
  • The Moving Images library 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.
  • MIT World is a free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT.
  • Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers.
  • PsychLectures is a collection of free online psychology lectures from top universities.
  • ResearchChannel presents video programs from the world’s leading research institutions (It’s unavailable now).
  • Scholarspot provides many high-quality education and videos, which is “Free University, teaching anything to anybody”.
  • Sclipo is a platform of Online Campuses. An Online Campus is a space on the Internet to teach, collaborate with and manage students and educational activities.
  • SnagFilms is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve.
  • SuTree is a knowledge community and an aggregator of instructional & educational videos.
  • TeacherTube is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. It seeks to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners.
  • TED is a well-known site that spreads brilliant ideas around the world.
  • UCTV creates a place where viewers can participate in the life of the Universityof California and the communities that surround its ten campuses. As part of the nation’s largest and preeminent publicuniversity system, the channel and website are at the center of new thinking, scientific breakthroughs, and freshideas.
  • As a service of the University of Washington, UWTV provides the people of Washington state and the worldwide audience with unique, high-quality educational programming.
  • Videojug provides over 60,000 free, professionally-produced ‘how to’ videos and guides, and expert solutions & step-by-step advice on getting good at life.
  • Video Active presents a vast collection of television programmes and stills from audiovisual archives across Europe. It also provides articles and comparative analysis on European TV history. Video Active makes available resources to explore the development of television in Europe, but also the televising of cultural and historical events within and across nations.
  • WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 20,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7.
  • WonderHowTo provides more than 170,000 how-to videos & articles from more than 17,000 specialized creators, spanning 35 vertical categories and 424 sub-categories.
  • YouTube EDU is a popular site of sharing originally created educational videos.

Other resources:

NB:

  1. There are many useful educational resources for K-12 and schools, I didn’t list them here as this blog is more about higher education.
  2. Most recommended resources check the RLOs&Repositories page and I didn’t replicate them again.