Dealing With Controversial Issues
This program examines how social studies teachers in any grade level can encourage open and informed discussions with their students while dealing with controversial issues. Topics range from stereotypes and gender–based discrimination to the conflict in the Middle East. Through clearly identifying issues, listening to multiple perspectives, and formulating personal positions, teachers can explore a variety of
strategies that can be used to teach challenging issues such as these in thei
Creating Effective Citizens
This program explores how social studies teachers in any grade level can help their students develop the democratic values that will make them effective and responsible citizens. Teachers are shown helping students see their community in a broader sense and inspiring them to think about ways they can make a difference. The classroom lessons emphasize how civic processes work, how to discuss issues from multiple perspectives, and how teachers can inspire their students to take social action.
Student Diversity Workshop 5
The varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions are
celebrated in this program. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique thoughts, and previous reading
experiences. They examine the worth of using the lens of multiple
perspectives to examine a work of literature, and offer suggestions for ways to encourage each student to contribute to the ongoing class
The Olympic Logo History
The Olympic Games are one of the world’s largest media events. This video shows posters of the Game, where they were held, the year, and how the Olympic Logo has changed over the years. Video has background music.
Living With Earth, Part II
Since the nineteenth century, humans have turned to the Earth for energy sources to fuel their industry. This program discusses where oil comes from, how it is extracted, and how it is converted into energy. The effects of oil drilling and the burning of fossil fuels are also addressed, and the potential of alternative energy sources is considered.
Raphael's Fresco of the School of Athens
Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia University is part of the Art Humanities Series. Masterpieces of Western Art has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists, and teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. (18:04)
Video produced by the Media Center for Art His
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Gorilla in the Greenhouse)
This is an animation (07:43) to explain the Great Garbage Patch to younger viewers. Hufflebot will do anything to get that Wormulus out of his head, including creating a nation of plastic bags in the middle of the Pacific Ocean...until they get a taste of their own medicine. Created by Jay Golden for SustainLane Media.
Art & Technology: The Future of Interactivity - Johannes Birringer
Johannes Birringer is a German-born performance and media choreographer. He currently resides in Houston (Texas) and London, where he has been working in theatre, dance, performance art and multimedia collaborations. Johannes Birringer is artistic director of AlienNation Co., a Houston-based multimedia ensemble that has collaborated on various site-specific and cross-cultural performance and installation projects since 1993. After directing international workshops on dance and technology in Eng
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr George Nyabuga
Dr George Nyabuga is an award-winning journalist and acclaimed media trainer. He joined Media Convergence Group as Managing Editor earlier this year and has key responsibilities across the Group's multi-media platforms. Dr Nyabuga holds a PhD in Politics, History and Media and a Masters in Online Journalism. Nyabuga brings wide-ranging hands-on experience as a journalist in Kenya, South Africa and the US. He has taught journalism, media and cultural studies at Worcester and Coventry universities
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman is a prominent and noteworthy presenter known and praised his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. He started his career in a local radio at BBC radio Brighton and in 1977, he became a part of BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight. Was a reporter for Panorama and contributed to television programmes like Six O'Clock News and Breakfast Time. Owing to his commanding verbal skills, Jeremy Paxman became the anchor of BBC Two television programme, Newsnight. In 2003,
Digital Dance Partners: Fusing Performance, Technology, Academy Industry- Sita Popat & Scott Palmer
Sita Popat is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, developing her interests in dance performance and choreography in a variety of digital and new media contexts. She has choreographed on dancers, robots and digital sprites, and is fascinated by the interrelationships between performers, operators and computers. She is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Scott Palmer is also a lecturer at the University of Leeds and his research
Fairness and Complaints in Broadcasting - Kath Worrall
Kath Worrall is Chair of the Fairness Committee of the Office of Communications – charged by law with making sure that what is broadcast is fair, decent and does not invade privacy. These are some of the most contentious issues in the modern media. Judging the public mood and the line to take is not an easy job – she currently has 40,000 complaints about the last series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ on her desk.
Producing the Chelsea Flower Show - Karen Arrand
The woman who was responsible for getting the Chelsea Flower Show onto the television for the BBC talks to Coventry Conversations organiser, John Mair. The Chelsea Flower Show is a vital part of the English summer for those fortunate enough to visit the show but to those who watch it on the small screen, it has to capture the spectacle of the event live for 10 hours each year. Karen Arrand was the BBC producer responsible for bringing the show into our living rooms in 2000 to 2003. Karen took
Producing Reality TV - Peter Ogden, Big Brother
Peter Ogden – The producer of reality tv shows such as Big Brother 8, I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here! and Love Island speaks about his experiences as a producer on Big Brother 8 and how reality TV works behind the scenes. Peter Ogden started his media career studying at Coventry University and was one of the pioneers responsible for setting up Source Radio, the Coventry University Student Radio Station.
The Glamorous Life of a TV Presenter - Arti Halai
Arti Halai is currently a Presenter for ITV1’s regional news output in the Midlands Central News. She also has her own training company and is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. She has spent fifteen years working in both radio and television. She started her career working for BBC Radio WM as a reporter and presenter based at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where she covered a wide range of stories. She is a governor for Mathey Boulton College of Further and
Is it all Doom and Gloom? - Bob Satchwell
Bob Satchwell is Executive Director of the Society of Editors. He is an experienced speaker, debater and lecturer on media issues, press freedom, freedom of information, business ethics, leadership, business in the community and strategic public relations. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Bob talking about doom and gloom in the media world.
Green shoots of recovery, anyone?
If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences: the maxim of the 'self fulfilling prophecy'. Forecasts that are sufficiently believed, cause people to act in ways that make the prediction come true. Forecasts about the economy can have this self-fulfilling character. Prognostications of popular media commentators on the economy form a large part of the basis of everyone's beliefs about future economic circumstances; if 2009 turns out to be a dreadful year for the economy,
War 2.0: Political Violence & New Media: 02 Traditional Voices - Responding to New Toys, New Challen
Today, war is conducted not only by the dispatch of Tomahawks in the air or Kalashnikovs and suicide attacks on the ground but also by means of bytes, tweets, digital images, and social networking forums. (New) media technology, in other words, has become a medium of war and diplomacy. This multidisciplinary two-day symposium on 7-8 October hosted by the Department of International Relations at the ANU will map the shifting arena of war, conflict, terrorism, and violence in an intensely mediated
Computing in the Cloud - Part 1: "Introduction" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 1 includes introductory remarks by H. Vincent Poor, and a survey talk by