Audiovisuals In the Disciplines: Developing an annotated collection of streamed TV recommendations for teaching

Audiovisuals In the Disciplines: Developing an annotated collection of streamed TV recommendations for teaching

Chris Willmott, University of Leicester - Download slides here

Television and film have always been engaging media, and their potential for educational purposes has sometime been exploited, most obviously in Open University co-productions. The increasing availability of authorised archives of TV and radio programmes for use in teaching means that it is timely to produce annotated collections of recommended clips, and programmes that would be helpful for teaching. Nearly 80 UK HEIs are registered to use Box of Broadcasts (BoB), a service run by the British Universities Film and Video Council. Footage from TV programmes can be streamed from the BoB server. These can be organised into user-generated playlists, however the potential for annotation is limited. A teaching development grant has allowed remuneration of students as part of the team writing reviews of pedagogically-useful programmes. These are collated at discipline-specific blogs, e.g. BiologyOnTheBox.wordpress.com and EnglishOnTheBox.wordpress.com. This presentation will introduce these resources and discuss practical issues related to the involvement of students and staff across several disciplines in this project.