Films on Demand houses a collection of streaming video titles from both academic and mainstream producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History Channel, BBC, National Geographic, and others. Ranging in length from short clips to feature-length documentaries, this collection offers something for researchers in most academic programs and disciplines.
This program explores instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, organizational learning, special education, and classroom management. It outlines the cognitive, academic, social, and moral goals of learning; presents behavioral, cognitive, functionalist, and constructivist theories of learning; and looks at qualitative and quantitative methods of pedagogical analysis. The program also considers the effects of such factors as intelligence, motivation, reading level, culture, and disability on student comprehension and learning.
This program introduces teachers to instructional strategies that are proven to be effective in raising student achievement. Robert J. Marzano explains the rationale for each of these strategies, and classroom scenes show how teachers artfully combine these strategies with effective classroom management and curriculum design to produce better student learning.
Utilizing the principles of Universal Design for Learning, this program takes viewers into classrooms where low- to mid-tech AT solutions are helping students with disabilities to become confident, independent learners. The video covers auditory process supports (interactive whiteboards, Inspiration software, and FM Classroom Amplification systems); fine-motor and writing supports (AlphaSmart, MathPad Plus, UltraKey, Franklin Spellers, Ginger Software, and Livescribe’s Pulse Smartpen); and reading supports (WYNN software, TestTalker, Kurzweil 3000, Bookshare, the WizCom Reading Pen, and materials from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic). (37 minutes)