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A Guide to Openly Accessible Media and Streaming Video Content (January 2021): Business & Economics

by Susan Ariew, LeEtta Schmidt, and Matt Torrence

Business & Economics

“Openly accessible” sounds almost antithetical to the fields of business, finance, and economics, but in all fields education drives access, and business and economics are no less affected by the costs of materials and the pandemic at hand. In addition, there is a trend toward encouraging the sharing of knowledge by those who have achieved, or are achieving, success in these areas. These two factors have fostered, both directly and indirectly, free and open access to a wide variety of educational and practical streaming and multimedia resources.

A great place to start is with the well-known Best Business Lectures (YouTube). This resource makes available lectures by scholars in the based at Stanford, London School of Economics, and other respected institutions. Khan Academy Economics & Finance (YouTube) is another excellent source of summary business videos at a variety of academic levels. A slightly more “news and documentary view” is provided by the free resources on Business and Economy (PBS Frontline), where users can find reporting and documentaries that help one understand the financial crisis, personal finance matters, and more. Near the pinnacle of “infotainment” in this field is TED Talks Best Business Videos, which offers a unique blend of real-world experience, education, and inspiration. These first-person lessons and lectures are supplemented by other materials for use in courses and research.