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Videos, podcasts and online courses

NCTA webinars and online courses

For online workshops and seminars about East Asia offered by National Consortium for Teaching about Asia coordinating sites, check the NCTA calendar for webinars and online seminars. To find out about upcoming opportunities to join live NCTA webinars and online courses, sign up for EARC email updates. You may also  view archived webinars and courses from Asia for Educators at Columbia University, which you can access for free after signing up for an account, and from the Five College Center for East Asian Studies.

NCTA ‘Class Apps’

NCTA produces a series of short videos called Class Apps. These classroom-applicable presentations by NCTA consulting scholars, seminar leaders, teacher alumni, and authors address timely topics and best practices for the classroom.

NCTA ‘Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century’

Another NCTA video series, Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century is an efficient way to gain essential information about East Asia directly from area experts at Columbia University. The videos and accompanying materials are free to watch, but you will need to either sign in to Asia for Educators or create an account. It’s worth it!

Other podcasts, videos and online courses

The East Asia Resource Center and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia were not involved in the production of the following courses, videos or podcasts.

EdX Courses



  • 15 Minute HistoryThe University of Texas Department of History produces this easy-to-digest podcast about new historical research. This link takes you to their “East Asia” archive.
  • On Top of the World – A podcast by and for teachers of World History.


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