We have had confirmation from LTAG (Learning and Teaching Advisory Group) that the University of Leicester has secured a pilot version of Box of Broadcasts for initial testing.
For those who are not aware … Box of Broadcasts, or BoB as it’s known, is labelled as “enriching teaching and learning with moving image and sound”. In simple terms it’s access to a growing archive of off-air television programmes, which you can use as part of your teaching practice.
BoB allows you to:
- Access programmes broadcast over the previous 30 days from 60+ TV and radio channels on ‘freeview’ services, including some foreign language channels.
- Schedule recordings up to seven days in advance using an Electronic Programme Guide.
- Search the database for content that other users have recorded.
- Request programmes from the BBC Archive dating back to June 2007.
- Create clips from programmes for short, targeted learning.
- Manage off-air recordings in your own playlists, which can be shared with others.
- Access the website and recordings both on and off campus.
The pilot version will be available from Monday 10th March for two weeks, but is limited to 20 places. If you are interested in being involved in the limited pilot please email me on email@example.com and I will forward your details to the LTAG representative.