If you are a faculty member be sure to contact library staff so that your faculty ID number can be entered into the library's database to enable your remote access to this resource.
Create a free account while on campus to gain access ot the Times. Once your account has been created you can access the NY Times 24/7 on campus or when away from campus.
The AP Channel offers recent videos of current events. The AP Archives Channel offers historical footage from the extensive archives of the AP. "AP is … a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members…. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting….”
The Cable News Network (CNN) was launched in 1980. CNN is staffed 24 hours, seven days a week…in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; and in bureaus worldwide…[relying on almost 4,000 news professionals]; CNN.com features…live video streaming to…to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.”
Download and listen to hundreds of informative, and entertaining podcasts for NPR. Podcasts span a wide range of categories: Arts, Business, Comedy, Games & Hobbies, Music, News & Politics, Science & Media, Society & Culture, Sports & Recreation, Technology. Avid NPR listeners will recognize some of their favorite programs Alt.Latin, Car Talk, Fresh Air, Planet Money, Piano Jazz Shorts, Story Corps, and TED Radio Hour.
NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of more than 23 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 780 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming."
Kanopy is now available to the Merritt Campus community. What makes Kanopy unique it that it offers hundrend of full length feature films that are works of fiction/drama. Kanopy also offers students the opportunity to watch over 30,000 documentaries, along with classic and indie films. Kanopy can be viewed on a desktop, a mobile device and through Roku.
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Academic studies have found that the use videos in education increases learning (Greenberg, 2013). Video use in teaching brings about many other positive impacts such as better recall, increased student motivation to learn, and student satisfaction (Pekdag, 2010). In one study students felt that videos in the classroom provided "permanent ties with what is learned by associating them with daily life (Kosterelioglu, 2016). When videos are used there are positive impacts on students' interest and concentration (Berk, 2009), and students' feelings about learning (Hakkarainen, 2007).
A recent white paper commission by Cisco summarizes the findings related to the positive impacts of the use of video in teaching.
"Recognizing Online Propaganda, Bias & Advertising" - 23 minutes.
This short film can help your students sharpen their media literacy skills.
From the producers' description:
"While their motives aren’t always evil, people who bend the truth don’t usually do so for the greater good, either. The online world is no exception—in fact, it’s a paradise for purveyors of hype, pseudo-journalism, and intellectual snake oil. This video explores ways to identify bias and propaganda on the Internet and sift through the various influences, such as political or corporate interests, that may be behind some Web content."