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A direct path to engagement is simply to tell a good story. Documentary film, engages and instructs through storytelling. Even when excellent course materials are available, the addition of documentary film to teaching brings a number of enhancements.
Despite the apparent passivity of watching, visual media can lead to greater engagement with the material, which leads to high retention. Ask yourself how many good movie scenes you can recall? Now–how many good textbook passages?
for the learner: Viewing a film demands less of the audience than reading text or clicking through a course. The learner follows along with the story without conscious effort.
Viewing documentaries together, gives people the opportunity to voice out their opinions, which not only strengthens the group’s bond but also gives a platform to learn about everyone’s views in the group.
“Watch this” (at home, in class, on a phone) is an easy task to assign and to complete. Much easier than “read pages 148-207” or “complete Module 5.”
Access to our catalog or parts thereof for your institution and members is easily organized through EZ-proxy, IP, or domain authentication. Also, we offer services to embed selected content in your own domain and educational context. Either way, members, teachers, students can access the content from anywhere in the world without restriction. Contact us to learn more.
Encourage life-long learning for your members with access to thousands of documentaries. Many libraries, big or small, are looking for an online alternative for their DVD and Bluray documentary collections. DocsOnline offers several very cost-effective solutions.
Colleges, Universities continually try to reinforce a culture o social debate, lifelong learning, and intellectual development. A DocsOnline license is a cost-effective way to nurture those values across all faculties of your institute and appeal to the interests of your students and teachers.
Today’s schools are challenging multicultural environments with kids and adolescents from very different backgrounds, having opposite religious and political views, often including refugees from war-torn countries and many ethnic minorities. Viewing documentaries together, gives people the opportunity to voice out their opinions, which not only strengthens the group’s bond but also gives a platform to learn about everyone’s views in the group.
Teachers and coaches are always looking for up-to-date, engaging media material to share with their students. DocsOnline provides an ever-growing catalog of high quality documentary and related content, such as debates, and interviews Our content aligns to the sciences, history politics and social studies— often covering topics that 15-year-old textbooks have yet to discover.
Character-driven, feature-length documentaries focused on the stories of real people put a human face on global issues that might otherwise seem distant or unrelatable. Hearing and seeing these real experiences through the dedicated work of documentary filmmakers helps us put ourselves in the shoes of others, building bridges of empathy in a world that desperately needs our engagement and compassion.
By purchasing an embedding license you can embed a full documentary on your website and have anyone visiting your website watch it for free. Contact us for details.
Take advantage of our educational licenses to improve your teaching, promote your cause, or educate your viewers. Contact us to learn about the numerous quick and easy licensing solutions anywhere across the globe.