Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Films on Demand titles!

Did you see that Films on Demand added 249 videos in August?

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In case you missed it, here is just a small sample of the new videos: 

Introducing Sociology (27:00)
This program is geared to students just starting out in Sociology and sets out to make the subject more accessible by illustrating what's meant by a sociological problem, culture, socialization and identity. It looks at how societies not only shape how we behave but also how we see the world and takes apart the age old accusation that sociology is just 'common sense.'

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete: A Debate (100:00)
Is the college of the future digital? With the growing popularity of massive open online courses known as MOOCs, and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, higher education is undergoing a major transformation. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will virtual colleges be the great equalizer, offering education to millions of people? Or is a campus-based college experience with face-to-face contact and communication still necessary? Will online courses render the lecture hall obsolete?

Turn Your Smartphone into a Microscope (02:00)
There's an entire world you cannot see with the human eye alone. Since 1590 microscopes have been helping doctors diagnose, and allowing students to observe the minuscule. Now, one of those students is helping to cross another frontier, taking microscopes out of the lab and putting them in the hands of anyone with a smartphone.

John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper: Finding Your Roots (60:00)
Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names and family ties with brutal efficiency. But what about the descendants of the handful of free black people who evaded bondage during that terrible time? Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the extraordinary stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about, while Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees.

Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages (14:00)
Duncan McCue profiles one native community's struggle to preserve their indigenous language — and the hard, often unheralded, work of individuals recognized as language keepers. Arvid Charlie is among the last generation raised speaking Hul'qumi'num, the Coast Salish language spoken by the Cowichan people in BC. Like most of the 88 aboriginal languages in Canada, Hul'qumi'num is teetering on the brink of extinction. For elders like Arvid, sharing and documenting the language is a race against time. Their work embraces new technologies so that the language, culture and teachings can be reawakened in younger generations.

World War II for a New Generation: 1941—Meet the Enemy: Love, Hate & Propaganda (Series 1) (45:00)
In 1941, Stalin appeals to Russian nationalism to convince millions to take up arms against German invaders, among them a sniper named Lyudmila Pavlichenko who inspires others to fight and survive. In Canada a young woman named Veronica Foster becomes Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl and brings women into the workforce. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Allies have the mighty Americans on their side. But for now the Japanese people continue to believe Emperor Hirohito when he tells them Japan is invincible. Part of the series Love, Hate & Propaganda (I).

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