Since then I have been exploring other options. We have an Information Technology Resource Center (ITRC) on campus, which does a good job of helping instructors with their technology needs in the classroom. They provide support with Moodle course management software and other things. They have handouts on how to install and use specific software, including instructions on publishing and adding audio to PowerPoint Presentations with Adobe Presenter software. They will even host the Adobe Presenter tutorials, but not other tutorials.
Staff in the ITRC recommended that I look into some online options, such as EduTube, TeacherTube, and Vimeo. True, YouTube would be an option as well; however, the graduate research tutorial I created surpassed the ten-minute limit that YouTube imposes on all uploads to its site. I first tried TeacherTube and am still working to see it will accept my uploaded file. It did not allow me to upload the first time I tried. They limit file sizes to 100 MB, so mine ought to work. It looked promising. In going back to view this new account I created with TeacherTube, it appears that the video I uploaded earlier is currently being reviewed by a moderator. Hopefully it passes the evaluation.
Upon reading a bit more, it looks like TeacherTube caters mostly to K-12 teachers, sharing multimedia tutorials and printable resources as well in an effort to save them time. When I was uploading the file, it did include a college/university category as a means for classifying the material I wanted to upload.
Vimeo makes it easier to find out information than the TeacherTube site. Their help section includes a link to Vimeo Basics. Go here to learn about uploading, Notice their free and casual style. It speaks to a larger audience; they are looking to draw a large popular audience to their site:
Vimeo makes it easy for you to upload any kind of video you create. We accept tons of different file formats. Basic (free) accounts allow for 500 MB of storage every week, and we provide easy tools to customize your videos to fit seamlessly into any website or blog. We even support High Definition. Yep, that's right, HD in full 720p!The mention of "basic (free) accounts" seems to imply that you can purchase an advanced account if you wish, but I have not see that anywhere, yet. Nonetheless, 500 MB still stands as a huge amount of space to be given each week.
EduTube contains educational videos. They look to be high-quality materials. An easy-to-find link directs individuals to the about page. They offer this helpful information:
EduTube is an educational video search platform launched in April 2008. Our aim is to organize the best free online educational videos, and make them easy for you to find, watch and download. Because sites such as YouTube are often blocked, each video also has a download link. EduTube focuses on popular and high quality educational videos.They also moderate their content:
EduTube is community-based and anyone is welcome to contribute. However, please note that all submitted content is moderated. It your video does not meet the EduTube educational and quality standards, it may be rejected. See also our rules and policies.They do not allow advertising, swearing, pornography, materials with no educational value, poor-quality material (e.g. cannot hear the audio), content published elsewhere, content with contact information, and content that promotes hatred, violence, and racial or religious intolerance. EduTube has all appearances of being a great website with quality, educational content.
Have you ever uploaded videos or educational content to any of these sites? Do you have any favorite educational videos? Please feel free to share or discuss in the comments section.
I have 118 YouTube videos tagged--many of which are educational or related to libraries. View 226 videos with "videos" as the tag. Well, the numbers may change over time.