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Films on Demand: Distance Learning

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Distance Learning Solution: Films On Demand
Distance Learning allows you to continue the learning process anytime, anywhere. Available 24/7, Films On Demand is a perfect solution for higher education’s distance learning needs, offering students and educators access to curated content, across several key higher education disciplines, when and where they need it. Easily accessible and engaging with a user-friendly interface, Films On Demand makes learning less of a task and more of an virtual intellectual experience
Here are some ideas and suggestions on how Films On Demand can benefit students and educators as part of the higher education virtual learning experience.

• The videos in Films On Demand can be used for research, assignments, introduction to a processes, concepts or procedures and as a visual learning method. For research and assignments, videos are an excellent source of information, (with citations included), just like a magazine/journal article, internet article, or book. Video provides an important visual experience when learning/teaching a process, concept or procedure and allows students to watch, re-watch and move forward or backward, and save videos at the rate the student needs.

• Videos bring the content students learn from the traditional textbooks alive. This visual stimulation encourages students to learn and even more importantly promotes critical thinking skills. Films On Demand offers a feature that allows educators to record an introduction prior to the student watching the film. Use this feature to provide students with a question/word bank or key information you want them to look for before they watch the video. Ask students to write a summary of the video using the prerecording information you noted.

• With thousands of videos in Films On Demand educators can choose several video segments, a full-length video, or a series of videos, to create and share playlists (for students to watch within a requested time period) that will provide them with concrete information on a topic, concept or skill. Use your school LMS for sharing, and posting information, questions, ideas, and assignments.

• The verbal content of a video can be expressed in many ways. Choose a video from Films On Demand and ask students to prepare a presentation – with 8-10 key facts they learn in the video, using important visual aids (graphs, charts, images), to convey the information. For instance, if the video notes a certain percentage of people read books while commuting, students can use a graph or visual concept to demonstrate this fact. A short paragraph or summary at the end of the presentation can sum up their learning experience.

Encourage group projects – even though students are working remote, interaction and engagement is very important. Divide the class in groups and assign several videos on a topic to your virtual class. As they each watch the video, have them share their different perspectives on the topic either in a group chat, email or video conference. Ask that they chart their similarities and differences in a chart, or using a Venn Diagram to share their findings. Working together, even in a virtual environment, can strengthen relationships and build on knowledge.