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a video library for collecting academic videos from around the globe and from all faculties

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(wlp)° topics

video collections, highlighting latest scientific inventions and controversial debates in science and society

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(wlp)° workspace

your space to access your videos and topics and to work with them – individually or in collaboration with others

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(wlp)° videos

With more than 50.000 videos (wlp)° became one of the largest video libraries for academic videos with contributions of most outstanding scholars and scientists from around the globe. You can sort systematically through videos from many different disciplines, universities, and countries and find embedded videos provided by huge video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion, but also linked videos from universities and other educational institutions.

It is our aim to provide the best academic videos available on the internet, and so we invite you to add your favorite videos to the (wlp)° video library. You can easily link or embed new videos and add or edit data like discipline, speaker or language. 

Our system allows you to work directly online with the videos: Each video is equipped with tools to make individual notes, to discuss and to share them, and you can create your individual video collections for private use or publish them as topic sites.

  • Click here to access our video library
  • in the (wlp)° manual, you can learn how to find videos and how to add videos to our database
  • embed or link new videos from your workspace or just click the + on the top right
  • organise the videos that you noted, uploaded or viewed in your workspace
  • universities and institutions with video collections may contact us, and we can help them with creating their own video channel 

(wlp)° topics

interdisciplinary video collections introducing into new discoveries in science and humanities and confronting science with politics

To see what leading scientists from different countries and faculties have to say about the most pressing issues of the 21'st century like climate change, artificial intelligence or the crisis of democratic systems, we started to create interdisciplinary topic sites. On topic sites we are bringing together videos of scholars and scientists from different disciplines and cultures to discuss them in the light of ongoing controversies, and opposing opinions.

You can also set up and publish your individual topic sites with your favorite videos and other information in your area of interest. You can invite friends and colleagues for commonly creating topics, and you can publish and share your topics not only on (wlp)° but also on other websites and in social networks.

As a student, you can use (wlp)° topics for creating your thesis or your dissertation with videos of scientists and scholars from everywhere in the world. On your topic sites you can discuss your objects of research in the light of your scientific, historical or social context, and you can compare opposing theories of leading scientists and scholars from different cultures and ages.

By sharing your topics in social networks, your friends, and colleagues can follow your intellectual adventures.

If you invite your fellow students to collaborate on topics, you may create study and research working groups, to discuss the material and to exchange favorite videos, ideas, and information.

After your university-time, you may link your (wlp)° topics in your CV – showing your competences and interests to potential employers or clients.

Your can use (wlp)° topics to publish your work and relate it with videos of other scholars and scientists in your field. You can publish your latest research results, your lecture series or just a commented list with “best of” videos in your field and thus embed your work into an international and interdisciplinary context. You may include videos that illustrate the current state of research, recorded experiments, statistic data that support your theories, or lectures of your colleagues with approving or opposing theories By sharing your topics with your colleagues and other professionals in your field you can create international scientific working groups and by publishing your topics others can benefit from your knowledge and experiences.
Universities may use (wlp)° topics as a showcase for presenting their activities in science, humanities, and teaching. They can record the lectures of their professors and publish them as video lectures together with the profile of their university, information about new research projects, their engagement in teaching and other activities. By developing topic sites displaying also video lectures of other universities, they may offer their students the possibility to learn from professors from around the globe and by inviting other universities to their topic sites they can develop targeted collaborations on topics of mutual interest.
Organizations, institutions, or companies may use (wlp)° topics to raise awareness about their activities and to reflect their operations in the light of science-based information. On their topic sites, they can collect most important academic videos and other information in their field and publish them together with their projects. They may highlight innovations and discuss the effects of the latest scientific data on their operations to serve their clients, staff, or their target group with science-based information. While doing that, they provide universities with feedback from the ground and scientists with data for measuring scientific theories on practical experience. By inviting scientists and other stakeholders to actively collaborate on their topic sites they organize knowledge spots that reflect perspectives and interests of different actors in their field.
As a journalist, you can report about (wlp)° topics or use them for your research and your publications. You can use topic sites to collect academic videos and other information relevant for your publications. Once your work is published, you may link it with these sites and thus provide your recipients with academic background information.

(wlp)° workspace

your space to access your videos and topics and to work with them - individually or in groups

We recently developed numerous tools, turning (wlp)° into a workspace which is allowing you not only to attend videos, but also to work directly online with them – individually or in groups. 

While watching videos, you can make notes below each video for keeping the most valuable information together with your own thoughts and ideas. You can then gather and organize your noted videos on topic sites.

In your workspace you can find and access your recently visited, added and noted videos and your created or contributed topics. 

  • go to your workspace
  • find a guide how to use your workspace
  • use “your notes” below each video to make notes while watching them
  • use "comments" below each video to discuss it with other users
  • use the share icons on top of each video to share it with friends and colleagues
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Collaborate with (wlp)°

(wlp)° is a collaborative project, looking for partners who contribute in facilitating the exchange of and the access to knowledge for everyone – everywhere. Interested organizations are cordially invited to collaborate with their own ideas and initiatives or to participate in the activities described below: 

Establishing topic sites in targeted collaborations

(wlp)° is looking for partners interested in elaborating topics in their field of expertise.
In concerted activities, we are gathering experts, organisations, institutions, companies and journalists to commonly develop topic-sites that reflect specific themes from multiple perspectives. Other libraries are invited to link their content, scientists and scholars to participate with their expertise, organisations, institutions and companies to participate with their experiences and media to report about the topics.
All participating actors benefit, as commonly created topics can also be embedded and displayed on their own websites. Thus the contents will be accessible from many different websites to be used in multiple contexts.

Establishing (wlp)° satellite offices

(wlp)° is looking for partners interested in establishing (wlp)° satellite offices in their country. These offices will represent the project, they will make (wlp)° known among students, lecturers and the general public, translate the (wlp)° website into their languages and support the recording of lectures in their countries.

Strategic partnerships for generating funds

To finance the collaborative activities mentioned, (wlp)° is looking for partners, interested in creating strategic partnerships and applying for funding. We are experienced with Erasmus+ applications and we are particularly happy to act as partners for disseminating project results.

(wlp)° Goals

  • Celebrating the benefits of the globalization – the diversity of different ideas, perspectives, and cultures 
  • utilizing the positive potential of digitization for connecting information and people
  • detecting the most brilliant brains, ideas, and discoveries from around the globe
  • promoting critical consciousness, interest, creativity, and excitement
  • supporting the international and interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge
  • facilitating the access to knowledge for everyone, everywhere
  • confronting political decisions with scientific findings and scientific progress with people's intention
  • resisting racism, xenophobia, nationalism, homophobia, and sexism

(wlp)° Organisation

the world lecture project – (wlp)° is supported by the (wlp)° foundation, a non-profit association which is aiming at facilitating international and interdisciplinary scientific exchange. It is an international project which is based in Berlin, Germany. Most of the work on the project has been performed on a voluntary basis. The recent restoration of the platform has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.