The Internet continues to change teaching and learning. Some instructors remember threading movie projectors and hoping the bulb didn't burn out or the film didn't break in the middle of the movie. Most instructors remember using (and may still be using) videotapes and a VCR to augment lectures. DVDs are still popular teaching tools. But the Internet also provides excellent free movies (short segments and feature-length) that can be used in class or as part of online classes, or assigned for viewing outside of class. This column will feature several free educational movies, and a future column will highlight examples of online movies of clients telling their stories.
Exploring Top Documentary Films, a collection of documentaries, uncovers many treasures for courses on neuroanatomy and language:
The Stuttering Foundation offers several informational videos:
If You Stutter: Advice for Adults
Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teens (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=491)
Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=492) (also available in Spanish - www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=536)
Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers
BrainMind.net (http://brainmind.net/BrainVideoLectures.html) - Joseph Rhawn's online neuroscience course includes videos of his amazing lectures. Be sure to scroll down below the video to the extensive and nicely illustrated handouts. Several of his lectures are available elsewhere online. Search "Joseph Rhawn" on Google videos (http://video.google.com).
How is EBP Influencing the Field? - (http://www.tvcert.com/watch/39526/) This 64-minute video features Laura Justice lecturing at the Ohio University Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Colloquium.
The Power of Communication - (www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/dvd-and-video-download) This 15-minute introduction to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is from Communication Matters (www.communicationmatters.org.uk/).
Christopher Chang of Fauquier ENT Consultants has created several short videos (www.youtube.com/profile?user=fauquierent#g/u) for patient education, some of which may augment a course in voice disorders or anatomy and physiology.
You Don't Always Die From Tobacco (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuh2w2sFRMI) is a short video that takes a look at some consequences of tobacco use.
And finally, one last example (there are thousands more): For clinicians dealing with prosody issues or "teenlect," Taylor Mali's Like You Know, (www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4&feature=related) a three-minute video clip, is an amusing illustration of "up-speak."