TeachPitch Partners with boclips

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Team TeachPitch is very proud & happy to announce its partnership with boclips, the world’s largest video library, exclusively for education.

Over the coming months, TeachPitch will work on delivering boclips’ high quality educational videos into schools and classrooms through its TeachPitch for Schools software.

All our school customers will be able to access to over 2 million videos from the world’s best video brands through our dedicated ‘Discovery Partners’ section.

“We are very excited to partner with the great team at boclips. We love their team, product and content and are very keen to work with them to deliver the best video resources into our growing pool of customer schools.” said Aldo de Pape, CEO of TeachPitch.

“I’m delighted that TeachPitch has chosen boclips to be its turnkey solution for educational videos within its ‘Discovery Partners’ section and unlock a world of videos for schools and classrooms. ” said David Bainbridge, CEO of boclips.

Click here  if you are curious to find out more about the great videos that boclips has to offer.

As of this week, all TeachPitch clients will be able to access boclips’ videos exclusively through our software.

You can contact TeachPitch at info@teachpitch.com should you have any further questions or ideas about this unique partnership, or email us at contact@boclips.com

boclips boosts its instructional content with four new libraries

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The boclips video library continues to grow adding thousands more videos, produced specifically for education

21st September 2017

LONDON

 

Knowledgemotion, the London based company behind the world’s largest video library for education – boclips.com – has now added four new libraries, significantly increasing the number of specialist instructional videos throughout K-12, Higher Education and the corporate learning space.

 

Mazzarella Media brings hundreds of short-form videos, specifically produced for education, across a variety of subjects for K-12 which have been recognised for their excellence with an Emmy® Award and two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. boclips also welcomes Fabian-Baber, respected publisher with numerous awards and nominations to their name. Under their Immediacy Learning label, boclips will offer a collection of animated videos on the environment and the arts. With experience in teaching, Fabian-Baber brings together education and media, producing high-quality videos which inform and inspire.  The K-12 curriculum is further supported by Simple History’s fun animations which allow students to witness and explore all periods of history.

 

Finally, Intelecom Learning’s collection of 3,000 topic-specific clips adds to the extensive K-12 and academic selections with videos on Science, History and Social and Political Sciences, as well as boosting boclips’ corporate offering with training in Business Soft Skills.

 

Cameron Cox, Vice President at Intelecom Learning, comments: “We have seen investment in digital learning increase dramatically, and with it demand for content that can engage and inform.   Our partnership with Knowledgemotion not only extends the reach of our unique video assets, but encourages innovation in teaching and learning.  Ultimately, that’s what we are all about.”

 

Rhonda Fabian, CEO of Immediacy says, “The integrity and professionalism of our partners has been the key to our success for 27 years. Adding boclips to our select group of distributors strengthens our position in the global educational market, inspiring learners everywhere”.

 

Zoe Moore, Content Director at boclips, said: “We’re excited to be expanding our collections of instructional learning videos which work as a great complement to the deep repository of primary news resources on boclips. To be partnering with four world-renowned, award-winning producers of educational content is a great achievement which strengthens our coverage of lifelong learning and reinforces boclips as the home of video for education.”

 

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Notes to Editors

For further information please contact:

 

David Bainbridge (Knowledgemotion: Founder & CEO) – david@boclips.com

Hannah Smith (Knowledgemotion: PR & Marketing) – hannah@boclips.com

 

About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Founded in 2013 boclips aggregates over two million rights-ready video clips from some of the world’s largest and most respected content producers onto a single platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world, ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready, and contain stories from 1895 to yesterday. Current customers include Pearson Education, Hachette and Bloomsbury.

 

About Mazzarella Media

Anthony Mazzarella, owner and creator of Mazzarella Media, is passionate about creating quality educational content that supports the teaching efforts of elementary, middle and high school teachers everywhere. By promoting the development of engaging, efficient and effective content, Anthony has grown his company to be one of the most highly respected and successful independent educational media producers in the country.

 

About Immediacy

Since 1990, more than 20 million learners have used Immediacy videos and lesson plans worldwide. Our mission is to create curriculum-based media for delivery across traditional and emerging distribution networks that improve education, advance better health, and enable social awareness by inspiring, informing, and connecting our learners with the resources they need, when and where they need them.

www.immediacylearning.com

 

About Simple History

Graduating in history at University College London, Daniel has written about Tokugawa Japan to the American revolution to the collapse of the Soviet Union during the 20th century. As an illustrator and writer he combines history with a fun and intriguing graphical style. Now he presents a gift to people who have a curiosity about the world around them and its rich past, in the form of his new series ‘Simple History’.

 

About Intelecom Learning

Intelecom Learning is a non-profit corporation and a leading developer of curriculum-aligned courseware for online and classroom-based learning. We bring instructional design, content development and educational technology together to offer teachers and students alike a range of learning solutions and tools for undergraduate, career and adult learning.  To learn more about our mission, visit www.intelecom.org.

boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

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boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

boclips secures PBS NewsHour, Storyful and Singapore Press Holdings as the latest news providers to join the ranks of trusted sources on the platform

 

14 September 2017

London

Knowledgemotion, the London-based company behind boclips the world’s largest video library exclusively for education, today welcomes three trusted news sources onto the boclips platform. Video reports and the latest news from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, a division of News Corp, and Singapore Press Holdings is now available to license for education, further bolstering boclips’ Century of Video News collection which provides a much-needed antidote in the current climate of fake news.

With today’s backdrop of alternative facts, the responsibility falls on educators to provide students with trusted sources and a safe space to develop critical reading skills. Fake news has started appearing in students’ homework, cited as fact, and educators must teach pupils how to think critically and analyze what they see. boclips’ Century of Video News is a comprehensive solution for publishers, governments, school districts and online learning platforms looking for a source of reliable reports, providing a single gateway to content from sources all around the world. Updated daily with integrated API feeds, boclips allows education providers to simply incorporate topic-relevant news clips into their digital courseware or give a school or University access to the full collection of news sources, all ad-free, curriculum-tagged and rights-ready.

PBS NewsHour, anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast.

For the last seven years, Storyful has built the technology and expertise that news and media organizations rely on to gather and accurately report the news every day. Our technology processes billions of data points and our global team of journalists verify and validate the user-generated content that drives the global news agenda.

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

Zoe Moore, Content Director at boclips, commented: “The addition of three of the largest and most respected global news sources confirms the boclips platform as the number one destination for education providers looking for accurate, current and objective news content. The in-depth coverage from PBS NewsHour and the diversity of Storyful’s User-Generated Content, is a perfect complement for the teaching of media literacy and critical thinking, while the global reach of Singapore Press Holdings further enriches the collection on boclips.”

boclips now represents and licenses content from fifteen news sources from around the world, from 1895 to the present day. This invites a global opportunity for students to compare and contrast news reports and explore how current and historical events are depicted in different regions and from different sides. The depth of the boclips library allows users to follow a single story across videos from Asia, the US, the UK, Europe and the Middle East as well as international User-Generated Content. The addition of content from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, and Singapore Press Holdings raises the authority and diversity of the collection, making boclips’ Century of Video News a compelling resource for educators worldwide.

 

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Notes to Editors

 

For further information please contact:

David Bainbridge (Knowledgemotion: Founder & CEO) – david@boclips.com

Hannah Smith (Knowledgemotion: PR & Marketing) – hannah@boclips.com

 

About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Founded in 2013, boclips aggregates over two million rights-ready video clips from some of the world’s largest and most respected content producers onto a single platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world, ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready, and contain stories from 1895 to yesterday. Current customers include Pearson Education, Hachette and Bloomsbury.

 

About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.

 

About Storyful

Storyful, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS, NWSA; ASX:NWS, NWSLV), is the world leader in discovering, verifying and acquiring the compelling and relevant user-generated video our partners need to tell stories that matter to their audiences. Storyful combines world class journalism with industry-leading technology to discover, verify and acquire the original content and provide the on-the-ground sources news and media organizations need.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH’s latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg

boclips partners with Nahdet Misr Publishing House and Iesha Learning

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boclips, the world’s largest video library for education, is happy to announce partnerships with two new content providers.

The highly respected Egyptian publishing house, Nahdet Misr Publishing House, has provided over 300 Arabic language animated educational videos, approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Education, covering Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography, Religious Education and English. Zoe Moore, Content Director, states – “In representing Nahdet Misr, boclips extends its offering of videos from the Middle East and Arabic language content, and we are delighted the videos are coming from a source that is so respected by the Egyptian Ministry of Education.”

boclips also welcomes Iesha Learning. Iesha Learning has a fun, interactive digitised curriculum on sexuality and gender aimed at the pre-teen audience. Nilima Achwal, founder of the company, has commented: “Iesha Learning’s fun, colorful videos on puberty and adolescence help pre-teens enter their teenage years with confidence, positive attitudes and even change-making behavior to help their peers and create a better world.”

 

 

 

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For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155
david@boclips.com
www.boclips.com

 

Notes to Editors
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum. Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

boclips further expands its specialist instructional library with the Institute of Arts and Ideas and Siren Films

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London-based Knowledgemotion, the company behind boclips the world’s largest video library for education, has added new content libraries to its collection, significantly increasing the number of specialist instructional videos available to the Secondary and Higher Education market.

 

The newest content partners include renowned The Institute of Ideas (IAI), where distinguished panel members debate the pertinent topics and issues of the day, encouraging the interrogation of accepted ideas. Edward McGovern, Head of Programmes at The IAI, said “The Institute of Art and Ideas is delighted to be partnering with boclips to distribute cutting edge debates and talks from the world’s leading thinkers to the UK’s top educational institutions and publications”.
boclips’ psychology collection is expanded with the representation of Siren Films, founded by zoologist Dr. Wendy McEvoy in 2002. By filming unscripted, authentic material and only in real homes and childcare settings, Siren Films offers unique videos about childhood development and behaviours, that are endorsed by expert Phil Stringer, Principal Educational Psychologist , who has stated “The importance and potential value of Siren Films cannot be sufficiently emphasised.
In my opinion the quality of their films is as good as any one is ever likely to see.” And Sir David Attenborough – “I watched with unalloyed delight”.

 

boclips’ Content Director, Zoe Moore, said “We’re excited to have increased the number of content partnerships on our platform, and to do so with such respected and renowned brands”.

 

 

 

 

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For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155
david@boclips.com
www.boclips.com

 

Notes to Editors
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum. Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

Do We Miss Trust?

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Media awareness is at its highest. At any point in the day you can find a deluge of news reports and clips across any platform. While we can condemn the restricted closed-network of the North Korean media, constrained to one official outlet, we must be willing to look critically at our own western media. Thanks to our portable devices, everywhere we go we have access to, or are unwillingly exposed to, media stories, images and videos. We are flooded by news content on every online platform. We may celebrate this open-access gateway to worldly up-to-date headlines, but what does this exposure really do for us?

 

Does knowing more, make us care more?

 

In fact we are becoming a generation of apathetic sceptics. Our ability to look at news stories and graphic content of civil war in Yemen or bombs in Syria and move on or scroll down to something else – whilst perhaps commenting that it is probably fake anyway – is staggering. Far from being moved by the suffering around the world, that we can see around the clock, we are becoming numb to it.

 

In this era of fake news seeing is certainly not believing. We are exposed to vast swathes of information but come away little more informed than before. Not only is over-exposure making us blind to the content, but our vision is tainted by our own distrust. We like to believe that it is not us being taken in by all the fake news, and we don’t doubt our own ability to sort the truths from the falsities, but in doing so we don’t take in the content more critically, or filter our sources more thoughtfully, instead we maintain a constant level of scepticism which dulls any content we see, regardless of its accuracy. Throwing a blanket of scepticism across all sources protects us from being drawn in by ‘fake news’ but it also distances us from the truth in reliable reports.

 

The history of trust in the media is spattered with peaks and troughs, nearly 63% Americans still distrust the media’s account of JFK’s assassination. The ritual of the news hour is dying and with it any reverence for the media. Gallup first surveyed Americans’ trust in the media in 1972, when Richard Nixon was president and the U.S. was bombing Vietnam, and it reached its peak in 1976 with 72% of Americans having ‘a great deal/fair amount’ of trust in the mass media. Ultimately the new climate of news fueled by click-bait headlines and ‘viral’ stories has devalued the truth. Stories are lauded for high engagement rather than in-depth research and accurate reporting. Sadly the distrust in the media is even more keenly apparent in the younger generation; in 2016 only 26% of Americans aged 19 to 49 had ‘a great deal/fair amount’ of trust in the mass media.

 

We need to re-build Millennials’ trust in the media. Having grown it to be a powerful tool, allowing up-to-date access to events across the world almost instantaneously, we do not want it to be taken for granted or put on the same level as the other blogs and videos on Facebook, made with little or no research. Schools are bringing in programmes to teach students to be more media literate and to exercise a level of critical thinking when reading articles or watching news clips, an important skill in this climate; but in the meantime we can give students access to up-to-date video news from trusted sources around the world, in a self-contained space where we can all let our sceptical guards down.

boclips further expands its science collection

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14 March 2017
boclips – the world’s largest video library for education – has partnered with a further three new content libraries to add to the continually expanding boclips library. The partners’ grow the corporate collection with new accountancy videos, and increase boclips’ science library, making boclips a significant depository of science videos across Secondary and Higher Education.

 
Let’s Tute present scientific, mathematical and accountancy themes and concepts in a concise, easy-to-understand way for the 14 plus age group. Mr Atul Doshi, Director of Let’s Tute, has stated “We would like to distribute our content to all students across globe. We feel that boclips is best suited to help us achieve our goal.”

 

boclips also welcomes two more science collections, MinuteEarth and MinutePhysics, to the platform – all animated, quick videos that answer the big and small questions that secondary school children (and adults!) will love!

 

Zoe Moore, Content Director, states: “We are delighted to welcome three such sophisticated collections to our platform. We have seen growing demand for videos covering specialist subjects in the Secondary and Higher Education space, and the additions to our science collection cements boclips as a first destination to discover science content for education publishers.”

 

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For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155
david@boclips.com
www.boclips.com

 

Notes to Editors
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

 

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum.  Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

 

Knowledgemotion expands into China

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XinHua, China’s official news agency, partners with Knowledgemotion to exclusively distribute its video content via boclips into the global education industry. Learning7 selects boclips to deliver 3D and VR learning solutions.

24 January 2017

LONDON, Beijing, Shanghai

Knowledgemotion, the London based company behind boclips, the world’s largest video library for education, today confirms its expansion into the Chinese and ASEAN education markets.

XinHua, China’s largest news agency, has agreed to exclusively distribute its video materials on the boclips video platform for the global education marketplace. This partnership will make available rights-ready Mandarin and English language news reports and help complement the existing ‘Century of Video News’ already found on boclips. XinHua, founded in 1931, has rapidly expanded its digital offering and today is one of the most popular internet sites in the world.

Li Xiaoming, General Manager at XinHua commented: “We recognise the power of relevant video content to contextualise what is being taught in schools, universities and corporate training environments. We were excited by the vision of the Knowledgemotion team, the technology underpinning the boclips platform and the need for broadcasters to support an education marketplace that aggregates and curates content from the world’s most respected video producers.”

Knowledgemotion is also pleased to announce, on the eve of the BETT 2017 education conference, the start of an ongoing commitment with Learning7, the Beijing headquartered micro-learning platform that currently serves 5,000 schools and 5,250,000 students across 8 provinces in China. Learning7 will license and use curriculum aligned videos from boclips for its 3D, HD and VR solutions in China.

Digital materials and resources, including compelling video assets, are one of the fastest growing segments in education today. Commenting on the synergy of the relationship David Bainbridge, Founder and CEO of Knowledgemotion, says: “It’s incredibly satisfying to find a dynamic and innovative team that shares our vision for what video can do to assist learning achievement. Learning7 are driving as fast as we are and I’m certain it won’t be long before they positively impact millions of Chinese learners with our content and their technology.”

Acknowledging the scope and industry precedent of both of these announcements, Bainbridge concluded: “These incredible new relationships in China fully illustrate the potential of the boclips platform to provide the depth and breadth of content that will scale to learners around the world.”

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For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155
david@boclips.com
www.boclips.com

Notes to Editors

About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform:

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum.  Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

About Learning7

Beijing headquartered Learning7 is a professional virtual reality teaching resource platform. Virtual reality technology is applied in the basic education and teaching activities to develop the learners’ right brain thinking and innovation ability. Learning7’s vision is committed to leading a new era of digital interactive education in China.

About XinHua

The Xinhua News Agency, Headquartered in Beijing, is the official press agency and the biggest and most influential media organization in China. Xinhua operates more than 170 foreign bureaus worldwide, and maintains 31 bureaus in China – one for each province.