Newsletter Highlights New 'Duke on Demand' Videos

University site now features more than 6,300 videos on diverse topics

NBA star Grant Hill offers a "master class" on lifelong learning on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Former President Jimmy Carter discusses public service. Dance professor Thomas F. DeFrantz demonstrates traditional African-American social dances.

These are among the newest additions to Duke University's online video site, Duke on Demand. The site now includes more than 6,300 videos of speakers, sports events, concerts, research findings and other happenings across the Duke community.

A new weekly newsletter features these and other recent additions to the site. Subscriptions are free through a "subscribe" button on the Duke on Demand site, whose material is also featured on the university's home page.

Videos on the site include talks by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, former Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, financier David Rubenstein and others, along with Duke thinkers such as best-selling economist Dan Ariely and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman. Coach K and other members of the Duke community are also featured, as are Duke Chapel services, "Office Hours" conversations with Duke faculty experts, student-produced videos and more.

The site's "Share This" button enables viewers to show their Facebook friends and Twitter followers which videos they find interesting.

Duke launched the site in February 2010 as a higher-education version of video aggregation sites such as Hulu. Duke’s Office of News and Communications (ONC) produces the site and organizes its content in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology, which provides technical expertise and support. The site is based on Miro open-source technology developed by the nonprofit Participatory Culture Foundation.

ONC also produces the new newsletter, whose latest issue is pictured below: