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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
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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 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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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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