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BrainMass Video Lectures are a great way to learn about subjects or topics that you're currently studying. Each full lecture is split up into smaller videos that are quick to watch and relate to the specifics of the concept in question. Every lecture is created and narrated by one of our Academic Experts, so you can be sure that the information you're receiving is of the utmost accuracy.

What's Included?

What's Included in a BrainMass Video Lecture

Everyone learns in a different way. Some people are more visual learners and some people are more auditory. Others like to read or interact with a person. As such, BrainMass provides a few different ways to learn and improve your grades. Video Lectures provide students with both a vocal explanation AND visual cues in the form of a presentation, allowing the student to sit back, watch and absorb the most important bits of information about the topic in question.

An Outline of What's Included

Each Video Lecture will provide you with information on what's going to be covered throughout the video. The Expert Author will explain what's coming up, in what order and why it's important for you to learn it.

Visuals & Diagrams

Many of our Video Lectures will include visual cues and diagrams to help you understand what's being explained. They can take the form of charts, pictures, flow diagrams or many other types of illustrations. Having something to look at can make a huge difference when learning something new or complicated.

An Explanation from the Expert

Every step along the way, our Experts will be talking you through the key points of the topic. You'll be able to hear a human being tell you in plain English just what you're dealing with. It's always easier to understand complicated and challenging topics when someone explains them to you and BrainMass Video Lectures do just that.

A Video To Watch, Any Time You Need It

Purchasing a BrainMass Video Lecture means that you'll now have access to that video for as long as you're using BrainMass. All your video purchases are listed in your account, so you never have to go too far to review something you've already watched. Your information and purchase record is safe with us.

A Summary to Wrap Things Up

Every Video Lecture will include a small summary at the end of the last video. This ensures that after you've finished learning, you'll get a review of everything you've covered, what the take away is, and a reminder for any of the important or difficult points.

BrainMass Video Lectures are not only a fantastic way to get explanations of troublesome topics, but they also provide a great place to start studying a topic that's coming up in a class.

Remember that if you have any comments or suggestions about our Video Lectures, we'd love to hear about it. Just send an email to operations@brainmass.com.

Understanding the Marketing Mix

In this series, Academic Expert Jeremy Shearer identifies and explores what in marketing theory is commonly referred to as the Marketing Mix, also known as the Four P's of Marketing. Jeremy goes on to explain the four P's of marketing - Product, Price, Place, and Promotion - and illustrates some of READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:19:10
$6.57

An Overview of Socialization

In this video lecture, Academic Expert Xenia Rochelle Jones introduces her series of lectures on the academic discipline of sociology. This primary video set is used largely to introduce some of the key concepts in the field of sociology, such as culture, language, and social groups. She proceeds to READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:19:20
$6.57

Culture and Socialization

In this video lecture, Academic Expert Xenia Rochelle Jones narrows her series on sociology to the fundamental relationship between culture and socialization. She illustrates and analyzes the various layers of culture, including specific culture, sub-culture, and culture universals. Language, norms, READ MORE »

5 Videos | 00:22:40
$8.76

Discourse and Socialization

In this video lecture, Academic Expert Xenia Rochelle Jones continues her series on sociology by exploring the relationship between discourse and socialization. The fundamental concept Xenia explores is the importance of language, which is a necessary requirement that must be in place for any sort o READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:17:48
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Religion, Ethics, and Socialization

In this video lecture, Academic Expert Xenia Rochelle Jones wraps up her sociology series with an exploration of the relationship between religion, ethics, and socialization. Xenia begins with a section on why people often turn to religion. The lecture then turns to analyzing some the traditions of READ MORE »

6 Videos | 00:28:49
$10.95

The Straight Line Method of Depreciation

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Straight Line Depreciation, the first section of her Depreciation Super-Series. Carol uses this primary session to introduce the audience to the concept of depreciation, and explains how it works. An example is provided to illustrate how READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:08:34
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The Double Declining Balance Method of Depreciation

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to the Double Declining Balance Method of Depreciation, the second section of her Depreciation Super-Series. Carol explains an alternative version of depreciation in this second video, and illustrates how it is an accelerated method when co READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:07:55
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Sum-of-the-Years Digits Method of Deprecation

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Sum-of-the-Years’ Digits Depreciation, the third section of her Depreciation Super-Series. Carol introduces her audience to a third type of depreciation, the sum-of-the-years’ digits method. Formulas for calculating this alternative READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:05:51
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The Units of Production Method of Depreciation

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to the Unit of Production Method of Depreciation, the fourth section of her Depreciation Super-Series. This is the final type of actual depreciation Carol covers, and she analyzes how time is a not a factor in this final method. Two dynamic READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:06:31
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Disposing of Depreciated Assets

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Disposing of Assets, the fifth section of her Depreciation Super-Series. In this fifth part, Carol explains what the process is to follow when disposing of an asset; how to calculate if you end up with a loss or profit; and finally what READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:07:48
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A Change in Estimate with Depreciated Assets

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Straight Line Depreciation, the final section of her Depreciation Super-Series. Carol shows her audience the very fundamental difference in changes in estimates vs. actual errors in accounting. Several examples are included to help the a READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:09:28
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An Introduction to Basic Protein Purification

In this series, Academic Expert Zachary Hartman walks his audience through a common topic in biology: Basic Protein Purification. Zach begins with an explanation of why protein purification is important both in the study of biology for pharmaceutical research. He proceeds to analyze various sources READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:08:56
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An Introduction to Complex Numbers

In this lecture, Academic Expert John Gillis introduces the mathematical concept of complex numbers. John begins with a section illustrating and describing the set of complex numbers. His second section is about how to perform operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) on the c READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:13:08
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An Introduction to Immunological Techniques

In this lecture, Academic Expert Bridgett Payseur introduces us to the topic of Immunology techniques. Students viewing this lecture will learn about a wide variety of concepts, including the basic techniques that are used in immunology research, the isolation of immune cells, flow cytometry, and EL READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:14:15
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A Survey of the Art of the Early Italian Renaissance

This lecture is an overview of the art of the early Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century. Discussed are several key works of art in both sculpture and painting by artists such as Ghiberti, Donatello, Masaccio, and Botticelli. The lecture aims to inform students about the types of subject m READ MORE »

6 Videos | 00:44:05
$10.95

An Introduction to Separable Differential Equations

In this Video Lecture, Academic Expert David Terr goes over the basics of Separable Differential Equations. He begins with a definition of what separable differential equations are, and from there he proceeds to show the audience how to solve for x and shows the solution to separable differential eq READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:14:23
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Using MS Excel for Descriptive Statistics

In this video lecture, Academic Expert Jeremy Shearer explains how students can use Microsoft Excel for describing and analyzing data. He begins with an explanation of what descriptive statistics are, and from there he explains how they can be used to help us understand data. Jeremy explains how to READ MORE »

6 Videos | 00:25:58
$10.95

Cell Membrane Transport - Moving Substances Across a Membrane

This lecture covers the basics of cell membrane physiology at it relates to membrane transport. Topics that will be addressed include basic membrane structure (e.g. the lipid bilayer) and membrane barrier function. This is followed by concepts of permeability, diffusion, osmosis, and homeostasis. Fi READ MORE »

7 Videos | 01:15:44
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Creating Tables in Word 2010

This lecture describes the ins and outs of creating and working with tables in Microsoft Word 2010. From inserting a new table into your Word document to modifying an existing table, you will soon have a better grasp of how to work this Word feature. Academic Expert Aaron Barbee wraps up with a brie READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:13:50
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An Introduction to Acrobat Pro X

In this series, Academic Expert Aaron Barbee gives an introduction to the functions and features of Adobe's Acrobat Pro X. Aaron explains the differences between the Reader, Standard, and Pro versions of Acrobat, how to use the program to create and edit PDF files, and what bookmarks are and how to READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:13:30
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An Introduction to Effective Email

In this series, Academic Expert Aaron Barbee explains how to effectively use your email program, both professionally and efficiently. He goes over some of the most common mistakes that people make when composing and sending emails, and how one can avoid making these mistakes. Finally, Aaron gives so READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:16:57
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Creating a Table of Contents in Word 2010

In this series, Academic Expert Aaron Barbee explains how to create a Table of Contents within Microsoft Word 2010. This video lecture will explain what a table of contents is, how to “mark” your document to optimize it for the creation of a table of contents, how to insert a table of contents READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:16:15
$4.38

The Importance of Diversity in an Organization

In this series, Academic Expert Beth Bertelsen takes on the topic of Workplace Diversity. Beth explains and defines the concept of workplace diversity, differentiates diversity from discrimination, and explains what individuals and organizations can do to encourage and implement diversity in their READ MORE »

5 Videos | 00:27:47
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An Introduction to Standard Costing

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Standard Costing, the first section of her Budgeting Super-Series. In this lecture, Carol explains what standard costing is, how standards are created and calculated during job-costing, the difference between ideal standards and practica READ MORE »

2 Videos | 00:11:22
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An Introduction to Direct Material Variances

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Direct Material Variances, the second section of her Budgeting Super-Series. Carol explains what direct material variances are, how price and quantity are the two aspects of direct material standards, and finally the difference between t READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:16:55
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An Introduction to Direct Labor Variances

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Direct Labor Variances, the third section of her Budgeting Super-Series. Carol explains what direct labor variances are, how the two components are quantity and rate, and the difference between labor rate variance and labor efficiency va READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:14:41
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An Introduction to Variable Overhead Variances

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Variable Overhead Variances, the fourth section of her Budgeting Super-Series. Carol begins by explaining what variable overhead variance is, how it is a cost driver, and how the two types of VOH standards are the spending variance and t READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:16:38
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An Introduction to Fixed Overhead Variances

In this series, Academic Expert Carol Sargent introduces us to Fixed Overhead Variances, the final section of her Budgeting Super-Series. Carol explains how there are no established standards to operate by for fixed overhead variances. The two variances to work within are the spending variance and t READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:16:25
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A Survey of the Art of the High Italian Renaissance

This lecture is a survey of the High Renaissance period in Italy, which lasted roughly from the 1490s to 1520. Several works of the three most important artists of this period - Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael Sanzio, and Michelangelo Buonarroti - are discussed so as to provide an overview of their most READ MORE »

5 Videos | 00:49:32
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Adult Learning Techniques for Facilitators

This lecture reveals the secrets of world-class adult educators by introducing educators to the ways in which adults learn differently than children and offers practical suggestions for improving the effectiveness of their training programs. It describes the characteristics of adult learners and out READ MORE »

6 Videos | 00:48:38
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Blood Types: ABO Compatibility

This lecture describes the history of blood transfusion as well as the technical steps involved in preparing blood for transfusion, including ABO and Rh typing as well as type and screen and cross-match procedures. This lecture will cover ABO blood type genotype and phenotype expression and ABO comp READ MORE »

5 Videos | 00:26:49
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College Study Skills

Using my Study Skills eBook as a foundation, I will present similar material in a more visual manner so that students can consume the information in a different format. With the various learning styles available, not all students will benefit from reading my eBook. But, they may learn more by viewin READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:20:25
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An Introduction to Treating Insomnia

This lecture describes a cognitive behavioral approach to treating sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia. This lecture will use proven methods such as thought stopping, keeping a sleep diary and relaxation training. We will also get an over view of rules to improve sleep hygiene. A 6 to 8 week READ MORE »

3 Videos | 00:17:26
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Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Most teachers of young children love to observe the students in their classrooms as they work and play together and alone. Which ones are excited about the activities? Who has found a new buddy to play with? Which student stands around and watches? As the days progress, so do the children, growing READ MORE »

6 Videos | 00:23:30
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MicroEconomics: Profit Maximization

In this lecture, we will study four types of competitions: the perfect competition, the monopoly, the monopolistic competition and the oligopoly (Cournot, Bertrand and von Stackelberg). We will look at the properties of each one of these competitions, what make them special, and how firms within the READ MORE »

6 Videos | 00:53:46
$10.95

MicroEconomics: Game Theory

In this lecture, we will study the basics of game theory. We will look at what game theory is, why is it important and how individuals can benefit from studying game theory. Furthermore, we will look at some technical aspects of this subject. We will study what is a dominant strategy, what Nash Equi READ MORE »

5 Videos | 00:51:42
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How The Adult Brain Learns

It’s a widely held belief that once we reach adulthood we become too set in our ways to change our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. However, recent research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education are proving that adult brains continue to learn throughout their lifetime with more READ MORE »

5 Videos | 00:37:29
$8.76

An Introduction to Integration

This lecture will begin by defining the notion of anti-derivative and indefinite integral. Basic properties and the techniques of integration by parts and substitution will then be discussed. Examples, including the solution to simple differential equations that arise from motion in a constant gravi READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:33:07
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Overcoming Learning Issues with Computers

In this series, Academic Expert Jennifer Kavanagh offers an alternative way to deal with overcoming learning issues when using computers. This video lecture is ideal for anyone who has ever struggled with computers in any capacity.

3 Videos | 00:16:41
$4.38

An Introduction to Excel 2010

This lecture starts with the basics of the layout of Excel 2010 and how to navigate around in the Program; the video will cover introductory topics that will allow new users to become familiar with the program. This includes manipulating cells, entering data and the basics of formulas. Users will be READ MORE »

4 Videos | 00:19:56
$6.57