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Connect for Bordwell, Film Art: An Introduction, 10e

David Bordwell; Kristin Thompson

CONNECT FILM introduces a historic partnership between FILM ART and the CRITERION COLLECTION to bring the world of cinema to students. This groundbreaking digital program combines video tutorials featuring extensive clips from the Criterion Collection with interactive assessments to introduce students to the core concepts in each chapter and support their development of critical viewing skills that will serve as a foundation for a life-long appreciation of film art. The results are greater student engagement and greater course success.

Student Access

Key Features

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    Critical Viewing and Analysis Activities

    Targeted writing prompts, that feature film clips and stills, prepare students for longer film analysis assignments by providing practice engaging in critical analysis and sharpening their writing skills.

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    Film Still Interactive Activities

    Film still from classic and contemporary movies are used as examples in these interactive activities that help students build fluency in the core vocabulary of each chapter by challenging them to identifying the terms in context.

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    Criterion Collection Video Tutorials

    Author-narrated video tutorials leverage extensive clips from the Criterion Collection to provide an engaging introduction to core concepts from each chapter in the text. Accompanying assessments check students’ understanding of the book’s concepts, while providing a review of key chapter terminology.

More Features

  • Simple LMS Integration

    All it takes is one click and Connect seamlessly integrates with every learning management system out there. Quickly access registration, attendance, assignments, grades and course resources in real time in one go-to location.

  • Connect to the Blog

    Observations on Film Art, author David Bordwell’s popular blog, provides additional readings and insights into the interworking’s of the film industry. Short response questions based on the blog invite students to explore connections between the content of each chapter and the contemporary world of cinema.

  • Reporting and Effortless Grading

    Connect’s assignments are auto-graded, saving you time and allowing your students to instantly see how they performed. Connect’s Reports then allow you to easily review student and section performance.

  • Assignment Creation

    Easily design assignments that fit learning outcomes 

    All it takes is a few mouse clicks to create your ideal course. Choose from a library of pre-built assignments or access the question bank to tailor questions by type. You determine how and when students complete an assignment, the number of answer attempts and type of feedback available. To see these robust features in action watch the video to your right.

Effectiveness Study

Connect Makes a Difference

Analysis of data aggregated from 34 Connect case studies featuring diverse colleges and universities in the United States showed consistent improvement in four areas:

Reduced administrative time for instructors
Increased effectiveness of lectures and more engaged students
Greater student confidence and retention rate
Higher test scores and overall grades

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