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What types of informative videos can be found on TED-Ed?

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Some types of informative videos that can be found at TED-Ed include lessons in various academic fields such as design, engineering and technology, mathematics, business and economics, science and technology, health and psychology. Users can browse for TED-Ed's expanding library of lessons by visiting the official TED website, TED.com.

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TED-Ed is the educational initiative launched by TED in 2012. This program enables teachers to construct brief animated lectures based on any TED-Ed original video, TED talk or YouTube video. During or at the end of each video lesson, TED-Ed participants typically answer multiple choice questions, and performance feedback is automatically provided to students.

Users who access TED-Ed through the TED website have several options to search for TED-Ed videos. Individuals can filter their search criteria by content, video duration or student type, which includes primary, lower and upper secondary and tertiary levels. As of 2015, some videos available online include a lesson in the origins of germ theory and a video on why women undergo the menstruation cycle.

Other types of informative videos offered by TED-Ed collaborators include lessons in literature and language, philosophy and religion, teaching and education, thinking and learning, social studies and the arts. Additional videos posted include an animated lecture on universal human rights, a lesson in the origins of gold and a video that offers three tips for boosting self-confidence.

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