The New Zealand Film Archive’s education programme is catching up with digital technology. Selected video archival material from its On Tape schools programme has been transferred to DVD for provision to schools, in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
In the process, the amount of material available has almost tripled, providing a total of more than 70 hours of video material.
DVD technology’s ability to organise content into chapters has allowed packaged lessons to be put together, to fit into various parts of the curriculum: history, geography, English, media studies, art and art history. The disks will be free of charge to any New Zealand school, and a delivery time of 48 hours or less is promised.
The new programme, predictably called OnDisk, was officially launched last week.