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 #34915 Kids and Computers
 #11250 eBay and Napster: Change Agents(+$10)
 #8247 Your First Cruise: A Beginner's Guide to the Internet(+$20)
 #34208 Spam(+$20)
 #34209 An Introduction to Web Site Design(+$20)
 #38814 CyberSafety(+$20)
 #6182 Your School and the Internet(+$30)
 #6183 The Internet: How to Plug In(+$30)
 #6391 Cyberspace: Virtual Unreality?(+$30)
 #6392 Cyberspace: Freedom or Regulation?(+$30)
 #9277 Inside the Internet(+$30)
 #9323 Hate and the Internet: Web Sites and the Issue of Free Speech(+$30)
 #10890 Research Basics on the Internet(+$30)
 #11235 The Internet: Portal to Everywhere(+$30)
 #11248 Video on the Web: A Digital Video Primer(+$30)
 #11251 Cisco Systems and the Internet Economy(+$30)
 #34655 eBay: Managing Success(+$30)
 #35971 Moyers on America: The Net @ Risk(+$30)
 #37665 E-Commerce(+$30)
 #24972 Careers on the Internet(+$40)
 #6203 Hi-Tech Hate(+$70)
 #29335 The Future of the Web: XML(+$70)
 #29425 Technology: The Web and World English(+$70)
 #29790 Gambling on the Future: Internet Gaming(+$70)
 #35364 If You Can't Beat 'Em, Blog 'Em(+$70)
 #39543 The Transformation Age: Case Studies in Surviving the Tech Revolution(+$70)
 #11165 The Internet: The End of TV as We Know It?(+$90)
 #11755 Cybercrime: The Invisible Threat(+$90)
 #8246 Information Superhighway Series(+$99.95)
 #39268 Should We Be Afraid of Google?(+$100)
 #6181 The Internet: Get Ready, Get Set, Go Online!(+$119.95)
 #37242 CyberSense(+$179.9)

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#34915 The Internet - Kids and Computers (Run time 22 min.) DVD $59.95

The high-tech revolution is led by children, many of whom possess skills that baffle their parents. From chat rooms to Web pages to kid-created Internet companies, this video explores computer-assisted learning and the value of the "virtual classroom." (22 minutes)

#11250 The Internet - eBay and Napster: Change Agents (Run time 26 min.) DVD $69.95

Internet auction house eBay and virtual music community Napster are redefining established paradigms of online interactivity. In segment one of this program, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels explores eBay's phenomenal success with President and CEO Margaret Whitman and others, while addressing concerns related to fraudulent merchandise and shill bidding. In segment two, Mr. Michels examines the roots of the landmark Napster case through interviews with partisans on both sides of the dispute, including the Recording Industry Association of America's Hillary Rosen. (26 minutes)

#8247 The Internet - Your First Cruise: A Beginner's Guide to the Internet (Run time 24 min.) DVD $79.95

Teachers and students alike can find a wealth of useful information on the Internet, the "network of networks" linking computers around the globe. It will be just a matter of time before all K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are online. But what do users do once they get there? Your First Cruise explains how the Internet was developed, how to navigate it, what services are offered, how to obtain a connection, and popular features. Get information from the Library of Congress card catalog, daily White House press releases, NASA bulletins, medical journal articles, historical maps, and pre-made lesson plans. Enjoy checking weather forecasts, sports schedules, and catalogs galore. Communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Take the step. Hop aboard and let Your First Cruise show you and your students the world. A Cambridge Educational Production.One 30-minute video.

#34208 The Internet - Spam (Run time 29 min.) DVD $79.95

What is spam? How do spammers get their unwanted offers into your in-box? And how can the flow of electronic junk mail be stopped? Filmed in news report style, this program explains how shady advertisers send spam and then presents proactive strategies for combating it: spam filters, blacklists and white lists, opt-in and opt-out protocols, anti-spam legislation with real teeth, and greater cooperation between legitimate businesses, Internet and online service providers, and consumers. Spammer techniques-how spammers harvest e-mail addresses, use open relays and spoofing to cover their tracks, and more-are revealed. (30 minutes)

#34209 The Internet - An Introduction to Web Site Design (Run time 25 min.) DVD $79.95

This program offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of Web site design. Applicable to online retail outlets, electronic newspapers, blogs, search engines, and other types of sites, it explains how to identify the target audience, determine the site's core purpose, apply Ben Schneiderman's eight golden rules of GUI design, address technological issues and matters of visual appeal, and carry out an ongoing test/evaluation/update cycle. Interviews with two successful Web site designers are also included, to illustrate how it all comes together in the real world. (25 minutes)

#38814 The Internet - CyberSafety (Run time 19 min.) DVD $79.95

What harm could come from sitting leisurely at the computer, chatting with online pals? Unfortunately, many young people who spend hours in chat rooms or post sensitive information on the Internet have little or no idea of the risks involved. This program warns students about how vulnerable they are whenever they venture into the cyber realm-even when they think they're among "friends." Explaining how to take precautions in chat rooms, on social networking sites, and anywhere that predators lurk, the program strongly advises against physically meeting any online acquaintance and emphasizes that parents or guardians must be involved in such meetings. Commentary from experts and questions from peers reinforce the notion of an irreversible virtual footprint-a trail that all Internet users leave which can be used against them. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National ISTE Technology Foundation Standards for Students. A Cambridge Educational Production. (19 minutes)

#6182 The Internet - Your School and the Internet (Run time 45 min.) DVD $89.95

This program is an overview of the effective use of the Internet in the classroom. Reports from three schools, one already online, one preparing to go online, and one in the planning stages, provide practical hands-on information and advice. Topics covered include:o Politics and planning within your school and the communityo Costso Phone lineso Extensibility/upgradabilityo Staff developmento Teaching with the Internet-how to access information that will make the curriculum come alive(45 minutes)

#6183 The Internet - The Internet: How to Plug In (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

This program provides specific technical and detailed cost information on the following topics:o A planning process that helps you design and fund the right systemo Your network-system costs, local access networks, TCP/IP, the Internet language, wiring/phone lines, servers, routers, and the role of consultantso The connection to an Internet provider-from a single dial-up modem to coaxial cableo The network administratoro Advice on dealing with the phone or cable company(30 minutes)

#6391 The Internet - Cyberspace: Virtual Unreality? (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95

The Information Age has been hailed as a quantum leap forward for humanity-an opportunity to finally achieve Marshall McLuhan's "global village" in which "the medium is the message." But what kind of people are being created in cyberspace? While computer technology has changed virtually all aspects of life, critics argue that this technology is contributing to the growing social isolation of individuals. This program examines just what the implications of the new Information Age may be with Jim Clark, President of Netscape Communications; Sherry Turkle, MIT psychologist and sociologist; and Clifford Stoll, author of Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway. (29 minutes)

#6392 The Internet - Cyberspace: Freedom or Regulation? (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95

As the popularity of the Internet has grown for both commercial and personal use, so too has the issue of whether or not to regulate its content. With pornography, recipes for homemade bombs, and messages of "cyber-hate" just a mouse click away, should the Internet be regulated the same way the FCC regulates television and radio? Exploring the issue in this program are Lance Rose, author of NetLaw; Patrick Sullivan, Executive Director of the Computer Ethics Institute; and Cathy Cleaver, Director of Legal Studies at the Family Research Council. (29 minutes)

#9277 The Internet - Inside the Internet (Run time 50 min.) DVD $89.95

From its simple origins to its emergence as a global nervous system, the Internet has changed the way the world works. In this fascinating overview, ARPANET pioneers and Usenet trailblazers describe how the Internet and e-mail came to be. Next, law enforcement officers and hackers from the L0pht address censorship, worms and viruses, and the challenge of Internet security. And finally, Web experts discuss the use of hyperlinks, graphical interfaces, search engines, and streaming technology to make the Internet more transparent, while the CEOs of DoubleClick and now-defunct DigiCash talk about the impact of e-commerce. A BBC Production. (50 minutes)

#9323 The Internet - Hate and the Internet: Web Sites and the Issue of Free Speech (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95

What is the price of free speech? Protected by their First Amendment rights and the Internet's cultural philosophy of "post it all and let the readers decide," American hate groups are having a field day on the World Wide Web, creating virulent virtual communities of intolerance. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel investigates the proliferation of hate online with Don Black, founder of the white nationalist Web site Storm Front, and Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment attorney who has represented The New York Times and ABC News. Together they discuss both the medium and the message, plus the controversial issue of content filtering. (22 minutes)

#10890 The Internet - Research Basics on the Internet (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95

Making sense of the landslide of information available on the Internet is a challenge to many students. How can they locate the materials they need among its vast resources? Focusing on the experiences of a frustrated student who is struggling to find data to complete her school project, this program explains how to use search engines to browse for Web sites. The program also explores the concept of research itself, contrasting online and traditional types. A Meridian Production. (19 minutes)

#11235 The Internet - The Internet: Portal to Everywhere (Run time 44 min.) DVD $89.95

The Internet is quickly dissolving the boundaries of time zones, geography, and even language. This program, hosted by CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, brings together visionaries and commentators to spotlight Internet applications in vogue around the world. Businesses including real-time Internet research service iNetNow as well as educational initiatives such as, a provider of virtual safaris, are profiled. Broadband capabilities and wireless access are explored, along with day-trading and venture capital. Cybersurgery, an online auction, and Web-based games also grab a share of the limelight. (44 minutes)

#11248 The Internet - Video on the Web: A Digital Video Primer (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

Traditional media companies are scrambling to understand the process of producing video for the Web because they know that early adapters will have a tremendous competitive edge in the nascent digital entertainment and information industry. This topical overview-a valuable resource for media professionals and students alike-methodically explains the fundamentals of creating streaming video for the Internet, including shooting, digitizing, encoding, serving, broadcasting, and playback. Bandwidth, compression, luminosity, signal cleaning, frame rate, router hop, and other key terms are defined. (30 minutes)

#11251 The Internet - Cisco Systems and the Internet Economy (Run time 28 min.) DVD $89.95

In segment one of this program, NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman, Cisco Systems' John Chambers, and other top Cisco executives discuss how the computer network infrastructure giant, whose routers are the brains of the Internet, uses Internet technology to enhance its own operations and growth. In segment two, correspondent Ray Suarez talks with Jay Whitehead, CEO of; labor economist Robert Reich; and other experts about the implications of the eyebrow-raising increase in employment in the Internet economy-before the bubble burst. (28 minutes)

#34655 The Internet - eBay: Managing Success (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

This program presents the history of Internet phenom eBay; discusses the Web site's feedback system, the key to its unprecedented success; and examines the devastating impact eBay has had on antique and collectible shops. The program also exposes two vulnerabilities that have come with that success: stock prices that fluctuate with the slightest stumble in company performance, and government's growing interest in taxing traders' earnings. In the U.K. alone, more than 10,000 people make some or even all of their income from the site. Original BBCW broadcast title: eBay: Money for Old Rope? (30 minutes)

#35971 The Internet - Moyers on America: The Net @ Risk (Run time 88 min.) DVD $89.95

A boon to computer users, broadband has meant fast Internet service for millions. But as the phone and cable giants that operate these networks consider the profits to be made by controlling the content and delivery of the Internet, Net neutrality-and the easy sharing of ideas and opinions that goes with it-may soon become a thing of the past in America. In this program, Bill Moyers and journalist Rick Karr report on the struggle for the soul of the Internet as lobbyists and legislators reshape the telecom laws for the broadband era. Will democracy's high-tech forum for the exchange of ideas be destroyed by regulations that favor online entities with deep pockets? (87 minutes)

#37665 The Internet - E-Commerce (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95

This program features profiles of three women who have forged successful careers in e-commerce: Kerry Sizer, a programmer who has helped shape her company's online business model; Sheila Zoghaib, a webmaster who administers multimedia learning websites; and Barbara-Judith Caron, a web consultant tasked with staying on top of current trends and tastes in website design. Additional information from co-workers and supervisors supplements each job profile. (24 minutes)

#24972 The Internet - Careers on the Internet (Run time 31 min.) DVD $99.95

Uncover new opportunities and learn how to set a fast pace on the career track with this industry case study. Surf the net in a tide of technological advance as you see what happens behind the scenes and recognize the potential for growth. Careers highlighted: o Web Site Developer o Webmaster o Web Technical Support o Marketing o Customer Support o Web Engineer o Online Sales o Conferencing Manager o Software Engineer o Human Resources. (31 min.) A Meridian Production.

#6203 The Internet - Hi-Tech Hate (Run time 45 min.) DVD $129.95

Extremists are increasingly using the free flow of information allowed by the Internet to spread messages of hate around the globe. This program begins in a computer class in a Toronto high school, where students find racist propaganda on a neo-Nazi web site. The purveyors of this information, and those who oppose them on-line, are interviewed. We learn from experts why individuals are drawn to extremist ideologies, and how they use technology to further their aims. We follow this network from Canada to Russia and Germany, and finally home to the U.S., where extremists not only maintain Nazi web sites, but exploit freedom of speech to openly air their propaganda on cable television. (45 minutes)

#29335 The Internet - The Future of the Web: XML (Run time 26 min.) DVD $129.95

What do, Kaiser Permanente, Envera, and NASA have in common? They all use XML, or Extensible Markup Language, the "nuts and bolts" of Internet programming and the emerging standard for e-commerce applications. Whereas HTML is a single, predefined text formatter, XML functions as a very flexible data formatter, a metalanguage allowing for the smooth transfer of information between companies. This program explores how XML eliminates many problems of data incompatibility, as in B-to-B transactions, and facilitates specific technical uses, like large-scale electronic publishing or the creation of specialized documents. (26 minutes)

#29425 The Internet - Technology: The Web and World English (Run time 52 min.) DVD $129.95

While tracing the spread of English via Internet technology, this program considers the implications of such de facto linguistic hegemony in a world of high-tech haves and have-nots. In addition, the program examines the simultaneous standardization and fragmentation of English as it is acquired by non-native English-speakers in Africa and Asia. Interviews with specialists drawn from WorldCom and Sony subsidiary So-Net, the Library of Congress and the British Library, CNN and the BBC, and elsewhere provide a wide-angle perspective on digital content, language translation utilities, and initiatives to bridge the digital and linguistic divides. (52 minutes)

#29790 The Internet - Gambling on the Future: Internet Gaming (Run time 49 min.) DVD $129.95

Gambling is the world's third-largest industry, and the Web has made it more global than ever. One in twenty Americans gamble online, an illegal activity under the Wire Act which forbids interstate bookmaking over phone lines. This program looks at the explosive proliferation of Internet gaming and how America-its people and its government-are reacting to it. To present an overview of gambling in the electronic era, the video canvasses many perspectives, from Web bookmaker Victor Chandler to casino owner and publisher Larry Flynt; from Congressional opponents of Internet gambling, such as John Goodlatte, John Wolf, and Senator Jon Kyle, to Congressman Ron Paul, who opposes regulation of the Web. (50 minutes)

#35364 The Internet - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Blog 'Em (Run time 22 min.) DVD $129.95

The rise of the blog as a form of serious news reporting means that conventional journalists must become familiar with the blog format and rethink typical journalistic approaches. This ABC News program examines the blogger "community," reviews major news stories that were broken by bloggers, and demonstrates ways in which blogging differs from traditional reporting methods. Featuring an interview with a Virginia schoolteacher who created a groundswell of political action with her blog, the video shows how the immediacy and the personal style of blog-writing can have powerful results-so powerful that journalistic accountability is now a contentious blog issue. (22 minutes)

#39543 The Internet - The Transformation Age: Case Studies in Surviving the Tech Revolution (Run time min.) DVD $129.95

An economy in which the office is a thing of the past... a sensor system that tracks and identifies goods in transit... a camera that records every life experience in minute detail. If these sound like dreams of a distant future, think again. This program examines the boundless opportunities and staggering challenges of the digital era, presenting concise case studies of 21st-century companies, entrepreneurs, and advances. Google's business applications, Kodak's digital ventures, Microsoft's Sensecam, Hewlett-Packard's high-def teleconferencing interface, Linden Labs' Second Life universe, and Craigslist's immensely popular classified ads are among the developments and strategies in the spotlight. Bonus segments (DVD only) focus on additional innovations and ideas. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (58 minutes + 40 minutes of bonus material)

#11165 The Internet - The Internet: The End of TV as We Know It? (Run time 101 min.) DVD $149.95

How will producers, advertisers, and consumers be affected when information and entertainment merge into the on-demand environment of the Internet? Segment one of this program deals with the displacement of broadcast TV, while segment two examines the rise of cultural capitalism and the vanishing distinction between producers and consumers. A collage of interviews with Peter Schwartz, of Global Business Network;'s Jeff Bezos; and heavy hitters from Walt Disney, Sony Digital Media, the Hollywood Stock Exchange,, TiVo, Eidos Games, and MIT explore the business, cultural, and technological ramifications of living in a world where the Internet is the new medium of choice. (2 parts, 50 minutes each)

#11755 The Internet - Cybercrime: The Invisible Threat (Run time 53 min.) DVD $149.95

With such widespread access to the Internet, how vulnerable to online sabotage are banks, government agencies, nuclear plants, utilities, and hospitals? This program examines the Internet's exponential growth and evaluates risks posed by groups and individuals bent on crime or terrorism. Experts from the FBI, the Pentagon, and private companies, and even a self-confessed hacker comment on the danger of online fraud and "denial of service" attacks as well as on anti-hacking and biometric identification as ways of protecting the World Wide Web-and perhaps the world itself. (53 minutes)

#8246 The Internet - Information Superhighway Series (Run time min.) DVD $159.9

This two-part series provides the basic information needed to explore the Internet and use it to find a job. A Cambridge Educational Production.One 30-minute video each.

#39268 The Internet - Should We Be Afraid of Google? (Run time 88 min.) DVD $159.95

Google's company slogan is "Don't be evil." But as Google navigates the turbulent and uncharted techno-social currents the company has itself in part created, is Google drifting to the dark side? Is Google the new Big Brother? This program recounts the remarkable story of Google, but with a twist. In addition to detailed background on cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the birth and exponential growth of their company, and the heady experience of working at the Googleplex, Should We Be Afraid of Google? scrutinizes Google Web Search and various other initiatives-AdWords, Google Earth, Google Book Search, and more-within the context of how the aggregation and commoditization of data threatens both personal privacy and the free spread of uncensored information around the world. Commentary is provided by David Vise, author of The Google Story; New York Times tech writer John Markoff; Brad Templeton, president of the Electric Frontier Foundation; and many others. (88 minutes)

#6181 The Internet - The Internet: Get Ready, Get Set, Go Online! (Run time min.) DVD $179.9

The process of connecting to the Internet, and using it to teach effectively, can be overwhelming. What kind of computers should you have? How should they be connected? This series shows that there are no right answers, just right questions, and helps you ask the questions that will get your classroom, school, or district wired. Developed in consultation with MIT's Research Program on Communications Policy. 2-part series.

#37242 The Internet - CyberSense (Run time min.) DVD $239.85

Taking a no-nonsense, peer-based approach, this three-part series raises teen awareness of the threats that Internet users face. Personal, financial, and career-related risks become clear through conversations with young people and interviews with computer experts-including Ron Teixeira, Executive Director of the National Cyber Safety Association; Dean Daley, an experienced computer systems analyst; and Marsali Hancock of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition. Students will gain a solid understanding of best practices and rules of online conduct, so that they can navigate potential Internet perils before trouble occurs. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National ISTE Technology Foundation Standards for Students. A Cambridge Educational Production. 3-part series, 14-21 minutes each.

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