At IST Austria you have access to different kinds of databases containing video material ranging from scientific experiments or lectures to various tutorials.

   

JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments 

JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format. JoVE covers research methods and experimental techniques from both the physical and the life sciences. IST Austria has access to 8 sections: Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Behavior.

   

Lynda and Video2Brain

As of 2015 all employees are able to access the online video platforms Lynda (English) and Video2Brain (German). The library has licensed these services, making them free of charge for IST Austria employees. 

Lynda is an English-language education platform offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. High-quality content is available on a variety of topics such as Microsoft and Apple operating systems, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) desktop publishing, graphics and photo editing, presentation skills, negotiation and much more. You have the option to watch complete courses or bite-size tutorials as you need them. All content is also available via apps on mobile devices (Android & iOS), which also provide offline usage.

For using Lynda you can use your IST Austria username and password. Go to "sign in" an use Sign in with your organization portal. If you have to lookup the institute, search for Institute of Science and Technology Austria. Afterwards to are transferred to a local login where you can authenticate  yourself with your IST Austria username and password.

Video2Brain is an Austrian video platform offering teaching videos predominantly in the area of IT, web design and graphics. The courses are in German, English, Spanish or French. In 2015 Video2Brain merged with Lynda. The platform will be available again for IST Austria employees as of June 2017 via Lynda.

 

Massive Open Online Courses

The library would also like to draw your attention to some platforms providing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). As the name suggests, these are online courses taught via the web. Usually the content is open access, but some platforms may charge for certificates. In addition to traditional course materials many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interaction between students and lecturers.

EdX – This nonprofit MOOC-provider hosts online university-level courses, some of them free of charge. It was founded by MIT and Harvard University. As of March 2015 the open source software platform edX hosts lectures and courses from more than 60 members, including Berkeley, ETH Zurich and TU Munich.

Coursera – This company offers MOOCs from participating universities. All courses run by Coursera are "accessible for free" but certificates of completions are charged for. The website provides courses in a variety of areas, such as Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science. Coursera is cooperating with more than 100 partner universities including Stanford, Princeton and the University of Zurich.

MIT OpenCourse Ware – This initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology contains educational materials from its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. More than 2.000 courses are online, partly free and openly available for anyone. The MIT OpenCourse Ware serves as a model for hundreds of other institutions, which made their course materials freely accessible on the web as well.

 

 

IST Austria Webcast

In 2015 IST Austria began broadcasting selected IST Lectures on the Internet. A talk by Sir Roger Penrose was a successful start for future webcasts.