About

For more than 80 years, NBC News has been documenting the people, places, and events that have shaped our world. Now, for the first time, NBC Learn is making these historic and current events resources available to faculty, instructional technologists, course designers, librarians, and students.

NBC Learn is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities.

Through an annual site subscription, NBC Learn Higher Ed provides an easy, affordable, and effective way to infuse technology and digital media into 21st century learning. NBC Learn Higher Ed also integrates with Blackboard Learn™.

Features

NBC Learn HigherEd includes:

  • Over 10,000 resources - short 2 to 5 minute videos are engaging, relevant and inspiring, help connect real-world applications to course materials.
  • In class and online use - great for research, in-class debate or discussion, or embed into Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning.
  • Aligned to 28 Higher Ed courses - topics range from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, Global Studies, Health & Nursing, Psychology, Business, Marketing, Journalism, Sociology, and more.
  • Personal playlists - keep resources organized or share them with others.
  • Reliable and trustworthy - each resource is selected to be educationally appropriate, and held to the highest NBC News Standards and Practices.
  • Interactive CueCard - patent pending media player makes downloading, annotating, citing and embedding resources fun and easy.
  • Emmy award-winning original video - NBC Learn series including "Science of NFL Football," "Science of the Olympic Winter Games," "Chemistry NOW!" and "Finishing the Dream: Learning from the Civil Rights Era."
  • Search by topic, keyword, or date - advanced search technology enables a variety of compound searches.

Collections

The NBC Learn content collections:

  • Over 10,000 resources aligned to 28 Higher Ed courses.
  • Current Events - updated daily Monday-Friday, use these resources to help connect the real world to the course materials.
  • Bring history alive with thousands of videos plus hundreds of historical documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Materials support Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Computer Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Environment Sciences, and more.
  • Original and engaging instructional content in vocabulary and grammar plus hundreds of reading and writing topics. Interviews with authors, essayists, and writers of note on some of the significant works of the 20th century.
  • Health and Nursing Science resources support the latest breakthroughs in physical, mental, and regulating health issues.
  • Learn about economics, banking, investing, and entrepreneurship in our Business and Personal Finance section.
  • Resources include a full set of bibliographic information including a printable transcript, closed captioning (videos), copyright, source, etc.

The CueCard

The state-of-the-art and patent-pending CueCard multi-media player liberates resources from the fixed page and allows teachers and students to watch video, see images, or read documents in an interactive, flippable card! See the media resource in high quality small format or full screen, extend the transcript drawer, write comments or directions in the notes drawer, or flip it over for a full set of bibliographic source information including a citation generator, and embeddable link. You can even assign groups of CueCards to your students or engage them in "trading" important CueCards and multimedia playlists with each other. Click here to learn more about the CueCard features.

Playlists

Your playlists are your own, personalized media library that you can use to save content as well as your own notes! For professors, you might want to organize your playlists by class — for students, maybe you want to stay organized by subject — either way, your personal playlists are flexible.

Sharing

Sharing resources in NBC Learn couldn't be easier. There are two features on the CueCard that make it easy to share videos. Click the "Share" button on the front of the Cue Card to email links to clips, bookmark clips in your browser's 'favorites' and post links to popular social bookmarking sites.

Pricing

An NBC Learn Higher Ed site license includes an unlimited number of accounts for administration, faculty, and students, as well as unlimited streaming and download of video content. Pricing is based on your institutions FTE, starting at $2,000 per year.

NBC Learn offers a variety of pricing and discount structures for college consortiums and can be surprisingly affordable. For a customized proposal for your institution, or to speak to an NBC Learn representative, click here to email us.

Case Studies

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan explains how its faculty achieved success by using the resources of NBC Learn in the classroom.   Read More >

Capella University

Capella University Logo This fully online university puts a high premium on timely, trustworthy multimedia content that can fit seamlessly into its robust online learning environment. See how Capella instructors and course developers work with NBC Learn and Blackboard Learn to bring real-world events to life for their learners.  
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FILTERING

If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.

DVDs AND OTHER COPIES

Videos on this page are not available on DVD at this time due to licensing restrictions on the footage.

DOWNLOADING VIDEOS

Subscribers to NBC Learn may download videos and play them back without an internet connection. Please click here to find out more about subscribing or to sign up for a FREE trial (download not included in free trial).

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games videos are only available to visitors inside the United States due to licensing restrictions on the Olympics footage used in the videos.

FILTERING

If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page.

DVDs AND OTHER COPIES

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games is not available on DVD at this time due to licensing restrictions on on Olympic footage.

DOWNLOADING VIDEOS

Subscribers to NBC Learn may download videos and play them back without an internet connection. Please click here to find out more about subscribing or to sign up for a FREE trial (download not included in free trial).

Still have questions?
Click here to send us an email.

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