ETS Classroom Video Library Selected as Delivery Platform for MET Extension Videos

Jason Baran
1-609-683-2428
mediacontacts@ets.org

Princeton, N.J. (September 9, 2014) —The ETS Classroom Video Library, powered by My Learning Plan Inc., has been chosen as the delivery platform for 2,000 MET Extension Videos by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Measures of Effective Teaching Extension (METX) Collection includes classroom footage and scanned lesson artifacts captured during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years. The METX project enlisted more than 350 teacher volunteers from six school districts, collecting video and other artifacts of everyday classroom activities that document thousands of lessons. This was a large-scale effort to create a rich resource for educators and researchers that will contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning.

“Adding the METX videos to the ETS Classroom Video Library creates one of the country's largest online resource of unedited, authentic videos of classroom teaching in a place that offers affordable and reliable access to all,” said Linda Tyler, Vice President, New Product Development at ETS. “ETS is delighted for this opportunity to collaborate with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in making it possible to provide schools and teachers with higher quality resources at a lower cost.”

A newly redesigned website, scheduled for launch in the fall, will provide access to all videos by subscription or by Application Programming Interface (API) services designed to support the needs of educators, school districts, schools, professional development providers and state departments of education.

API services enable third-parties to choose and private label various online components of the ETS Classroom Video Library for use within their products and services.  Among the components available for selection will be:  lesson-length videos, sets of tagged video clips, video clipping tool, a tool to enable use of custom tags, multiple search functionality and a variety of administrative tools.

The ETS Classroom Video Library, which will include the METX classroom videos, offers features designed for educators:

  • Unedited, authentic, lesson-length classroom videos demonstrating a range of teaching proficiency in K-12 classrooms
  • A choice of wide-angle view capturing the sights and sounds of the entire classroom – including student discussion, or dual-view that adds a close-up view of the front of the classroom
  • Accompanying instructional artifacts such as lesson plans, student worksheets, assessments and student assignments, where available
  • An easy-to-use video clipping function to create personal libraries of video clips, tagged by topics defined by each user and available for easy replay
  • A searchable library of over 1,900 video clips pre-tagged by ETS to instructional practices and content related to the Common Core
  • Ability to select and share video clips for discussion, mentoring and/or professional development purposes
  • A web-based system accessible via any PC or Mac®, including the iPad® device — no special software or download required.
  • Administrative interface that allows for easy user management
  • Attractive pricing options and a state-of-the-art technical platform to support large groups of users
  • Free previews of videos to inform decision-making before purchase

For more information about the ETS Classroom Video Library, please visit http://www.etsvideo.mylearningplan.com.