Open Video Repositories for College Instruction: A Guide to the Social Sciences

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Key features of open video repositories (OVRs) are outlined, followed by brief descriptions of specific websites relevant to the social sciences. Although most were created by instructors over the past 10 years to facilitate teaching and learning, significant variation in kind, quality, and number per discipline were discovered. Economics and psychology have the most extensive sets of repositories, while political science has the least development. Among original-content websites, economics has the strongest collection in terms of production values, given substantial support from wealthy donors to advance political and economic agendas. Economics also provides virtually all edited-content OVRs. Sociology stands out in having the most developed website in which found video is applied to teaching and learning. Numerous multidisciplinary sites of quality have also emerged in recent years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-66
JournalOnline Learning Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • video
  • open
  • online
  • YouTube
  • social sciences
  • college teaching
  • innovative teaching

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