Today I’d like to share one of my favourite sites with you: TED – Ideas worth spreading.
For those of you, who have never heard of them: TED is a non-profit organization that invites interesting people to talk about interesting things. Or as the put it, they are “devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading”.
I absolutely love some of the talks on their site (one of my favourites is embedded below). And the great things is: it’s all free and licensed under creative commons license.
But even aside from all that goodness, what really caught my eye the first time I explored the site is how good TED is at using video and how well they understand video presentation online.
What makes TED videos stand out:
- They offer subtitles in multiple languages. Subtitles are created by over 200 volunteers as part of the TED Open Translation Project which has created subtitles in over 40 languages.
- They divide each video into chapters
- The make an interactive transcript available with the talk. If you click into a sentence in the transcript the video will jump to that exact spot.
(Note: Unfortunately only the subtitles are available in the embeddable version of the videos)
Do you know of a site that is as good or better? Then please leave a comment and tell me about it.