This is an archival film collection with feature films, documentaries, and animated stories. Educational programming and view of events from Canadian point of view. This website contains lesson plans.
Materials in English and French. NOTE: Free to Canadian schools. In Jan 2015 – available on fee basis to USA schools.
Type of Material:
For cinema majors.. Lesson plans, blogs, newsletters, HD footage, virtual classroom programs, iPad mobile apps.
Films launch in internal media player or available for download. DUE to Copyright & Digital Rights Management – materials may not be available for download. If available for download, website provide HD, non-HD and Institutional Licensing. CAN play without download. Requires internet access and/or wifi.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Understanding themes in Canadian cinema.
Target Student Population:
University - Undergrad and Grad.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Understanding of drama
Some excellent cinema, demonstrating Canadian cinema techniques, styles and genre
DRM requires US institutions to license access to the materials. Licensing fees are reasonable.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Films of all topics in the arts and sciences can be integrated into curriculum at all age and grade levels. Perfect for continuing education and individual learning.
Needs some guidance to ask the right questions to point the student into the intended direction.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to navigate and cinema quality is very good. Closed captioning is included for all films
Other Issues and Comments:
There is a iPad mobile app but I was unable to test it.
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