Acclaimed Teachers TV Titles Added to Alexander Street’s Education in Video Collection
February 9, 2012 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press announces the addition of the complete catalog of United Kingdom-based Teachers TV to its Education in Video collection. This addition significantly increases the collection, adding more than 800 hours of best-practice, research-based and in-classroom education video, with no additional charge to customers.
Created by the United Kingdom’s Department of Education in 2008, Teachers TV produced concise instructional videos featuring engaging and practical in-classroom demonstrations and commentary from teachers, administrators and other educational experts. The government-funded Teachers TV Web site closed down due to budget cuts in April 2011 but is now available to an international audience through Education in Video. In addition to the fully searchable scrolling transcripts that will be added to the videos in the spring, the titles are viewable in full screen mode, cross-searchable with related videos, semantically indexed, and in a much higher streaming quality than previously available.
“We are so pleased to bring such high quality educational content to audiences beyond the United Kingdom,” said Elizabeth Robey, editor of Education in Video. “The potential for increased global collaboration and understanding in educational practices is greatly enhanced by the addition of these titles to our flagship education collection.”
More than 3,000 videos make up the Teachers TV catalog. Key topics covered include teaching global issues and citizenship, behavior issues, assessment, administration techniques, social issues, ICT (Information and Communications Technology), and special education.
The licensing agreement allows for open access to the taxpayer-funded content for all United Kingdom and Northern Ireland users, along with the unique Alexander Street features such as scrolling transcripts and full-screen functionality, at the open access portal http://edtv.alexanderstreet.com.
More information on Education in Video can be found at http://www.alexanderstreet.com/products/education-video. Qualified faculty and library staff may request a trial and pricing information by emailing sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.
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