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News Archive for February, 2011

  • Achieving the pedagogic potential of video

    The BUFVC is offering a new and innovative one-day training course focusing on what to teach and how to teach on video.   The course will aim to help participants consolidate skills in choosing appropriate teaching functions for video presentation and in designing pedagogically effective videos. The course is provided by Jack Koumi, an expert practitioner […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio programme requests

    For the week ending 11 February 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service includes topics as diverse as customer service, religious conflict and the art of love in fiction. 1. MARY PORTAS: SECRET SHOPPER (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National More information is available from the Channel 4 website 2. […]

  • Join the National VHS Register

    On Thursday 16th December 2010 the BUFVC launched its National VHS Register initiative for off-air recordings. The initiative aims to provide HE and FE institutions across the UK with an economical and comprehensive solution to the retention, disposal and migration of unique, and sometimes irreplaceable, off-air VHS recordings. It comes in response to the growing […]

  • Royal Mail to issue Shakespeare stamps

    On 12 April 2011 The Royal Mail will issue a collection of stamps featuring six images from Royal Shakespeare Company productions to celebrate 50 years of the company’s charter. The six stamps will feature Antony Sher, Paul Schofield, Chuk Iwuji, Sara Kestelman, Francesca Annis and Ian McKellen in scenes from Henry VI, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The […]

  • The Horizon Report 2011

    The New Media Consortium (NMC), based in Austin, Texas, is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. The Horizon Project, as the centerpiece of NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative, charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry and produces the […]

  • Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio programme requests

    For the week ending 4 February 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service go back to basics with topics ranging from shopping, childbirth and schools as well as imaginative explorations of how genes mould our existence. 1. IKEA MANIA (FIVE) View TRILT record IKEA Mania – a trailer from Cara Biasucci […]

  • Lets talk about theatre

    Theatrevoice, one of the leading website for audio content about British theatre, features in-depth interviews with a wide range of directors, actors, writers and other professionals, many of which are freely available to stream or download from their extensive archive. The site was set up in 2003 by founding editor Dominic Cavendish (critic for the […]

  • Visualisation in Archaeology Conference

    To mark the culmination of the three-year Visualisation in Archaeology project, which has sought to explore the philosophical and historical dimensions – and future prospects – of the visualisation of archaeological knowledge, an international conference is being held at the University of Southampton on 18-19 April 2011. The deadline for submission of proposals for conference […]

  • Europeana Libraries Launch

    5 million digital objects from 19 of Europe’s leading research and university libraries will be added to Europeana, the European digital library, as part of a two-year project funded by the European Commission to create online access to unique materials – manuscripts, films and texts, currently available only to a small number of scholars. Digital […]

  • Learning on Screen Judges Announced

    The British Universities Film & Video Council is delighted to welcome our expert judges for the Learning on Screen Awards 2011. The judging committees will be Chaired by Sir Ron Cooke, former Chair of the JISC and former Vice Chancellor of the University of York.  Find out who the judges are here.