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The BBC is working with four British universities to create a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs*) on World War One (WW1), which will be available on the social learning platform, FutureLearn.com.
The BBC, in partnership with Google, is hosting a conference for 200 teachers from across Greater Manchester, ahead of the new Computing Curriculum being introduced into schools at the start of the next academic year.
Five brothers who were killed in action in World War One will be remembered in a series of ambitious performances across Lincolnshire this summer, the BBC announced today.
Today the BBC announces details of a series of events taking place at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, as part of its year-long contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
01.05.2014 BBC One, BBC Two, CBBC, BBC HD, BBC One HD, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 3, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Drama, Entertainment, Comedy, Corporate, Learning, Online and interactive, Sport, Scotland, Orchestras
The biggest stars from the music and entertainment world including Emeli Sandé, Biffy Clyro, Sir Richard Branson, Rita Ora and Kevin Bridges plus many more will be at BBC Radio 1’s Academy in Glasgow to encourage and inspire young people to take on their futures.
MasterChef's John Torode, Ken Hom and food blogger Jack Monroe join a smorgasbord of celebrity chefs at the BBC At Bristol Food Connections, from 3 to 11 May 2014.
Current Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, is set to inspire young people across the UK in a one-hour webcast, produced by BBC Scotland.
EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa presents a special online film highlighting the need to be extra vigilant when using the internet, as the BBC launches a range of programmes and online content with the message “Let's create a better internet together”, in support of Safer Internet Day on 11 February.
BBC Learning is to unveil an ambitious range of content for schools marking the centenary of World War One.
Digital will play a central role in the BBC’s World War One centenary coverage, bringing together the BBC’s TV and Radio programming, news and features alongside exclusive, in-depth and interactive online content.
The BBC today announced plans to mark the First World War Centenary with the biggest and most ambitious pan-BBC season ever undertaken.
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BBC Director General, Tony Hall, today announced ambitious plans for the corporation to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 by fully digitising the BBC’s Shakespeare archive, making it available for free to those in education and learning in the UK.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall outlined his vision for the future of the BBC today. In his first major speech since returning to the Corporation in April, Hall said he will create a BBC that is more simply run, with a renewed commitment to producing world-class programming.
This October, Your Paintings: Masterpieces in Schools will give thousands of UK school children the opportunity to experience great art close-up when a selection of masterpieces by world-famous artists, worth an estimated £14 million, visit their schools for the day, in a project led by contemporary British artists Bob and Roberta Smith and John Byrne.
‘Just the Job Live’, a free two day event (3 & 4 September) at Coventry Central Hall, aims to offer practical hands-on advice, real help and useful insight to help people seeking employment get their foot firmly on the job ladder.
With Scottish pupils already hard at work after the summer break, the BBC today launches the latest phase of its new Knowledge and Learning product for students and teachers around the National 4 and 5 qualifications.
The Queen’s Baton Relay – one of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games – will for the first time be covered by the BBC across its entire journey in all 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
Children from a school in Cheadle, Cheshire are celebrating today after winning a competition to create and design a unique and practical invention.
World champion sprinter Usain Bolt’s relationship with his inspirational teacher Lorna Thorpe is the focus of an international debate - launching a new project giving youngsters across the Commonwealth a worldwide online voice.
The Script, Wretch 32, Gabrielle Aplin and EastEnders are confirmed to take part in BBC Radio 1’s Academy – inspiring young people across Derry~Londonderry.
This spring CBeebies will be making TV history with its brand new series, Magic Hands. The programme is breaking new ground by featuring poetry for children translated entirely into British Sign Language (BSL) and, at the same time, opening up the world of poetry to a younger audience.
Interpreting modern and classic poetry into British Sign Language may at first glance seem like a simple concept. It has, in fact, been a huge challenge. What do you do when you come across words in poems for which there is no official sign? And how do you then take the BSL interpretation and turn it into visually stunning - and groundbreaking - television that is accessible for everyone? Director/writer Camilla Arnold explains.
School children are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come up with an invention that could be professionally made and showcased on television thanks to a competition being launched tomorrow (Tuesday 19 March) by CBBC's Newsround and BBC Learning.
Controller of Learning Saul Nassé's speech, given at the Education and Innovation Conference, Manchester, on 9 March 2013.
CBeebies has commissioned a brand new and groundbreaking series for the channel featuring poetry translated into British Sign Language, it was announced today.
Insects outnumber us 200 million to one. They thrive in environments where humans wouldn’t last minutes. We mostly perceive them as pests - yet without bugs, entire ecosystems would collapse, crops would disappear and waste would pile high.
Based on the critically acclaimed book by Sue Halpern and narrated by Academy-nominated Kristin Scott Thomas, The Incredible Story Of The Monarch Butterfly: Four Wings And A Prayer, follows the migration of the Monarch butterfly from its birthplace in Canada to its wintering site in the rainforests of Mexico.
In 1908, amateur naturalist and pioneering filmmaker Percy Smith filmed a household fly juggling a series of objects many times its own size. The Acrobatic Fly stunned early cinema goers and its strange captivating magic - along with accusations of cruelty, fakery and sorcery - became front page news across the world.
How would you feel about eating deep fried locusts, ant egg salad or barbequed tarantulas? Can Eating Insects Save The World? sees presenter and food writer Stefan Gates immerse himself in the extraordinary world of hard-core insect-eating in a bid to conquer his lingering revulsion of bugs, and discover if they really could save the planet.
One of the world's most famous telescopes is being recreated on the University of Derby's grounds for the BBC's hugely popular programme Stargazing Live, which returns for a new series in the New Year.
Saul Nassé's speech at the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education’s (NIACE) Innovating Learning conference, hosted at the BBC in Salford on 4 December 2012.
BBC Two’s hugely popular programme Stargazing Live is back in the New Year and to mark its return the BBC and its partners are hosting a number of stellar events designed to encourage everyone – from the complete beginner to the enthusiastic amateur – to make the most of the night sky.
This October, a team of adventurers and scientists put their courage to the test in the most extreme of environments - exploring the unknown world of icebergs for BBC Two’s ground-breaking expedition, Operation Iceberg.
Leona Lewis, Plan B, Labrinth, Dizzee Rascal, Ashley Walters, Rizzle Kicks, Lethal B, Adam Deacon, Riz Ahmed, Paloma Faith, Fearne Cotton, Gemma Cairney and Trevor Nelson are confirmed to take part in BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra’s Academy - inspiring young people across east London.
Phil Davis (Whitechapel, Sherlock), Julie Graham (Survivors, Bonekickers, At Home With The Braithwaites), Tony Maudsley (Garrow’s Law, Being Human, Benidorm), Sarah Smart (At Home With The Braithwaites, Sparkhouse); Susie Blake (Coronation Street, Wild At Heart), Kaye Wragg (The Lakes, No Angels), Derek Riddell (Five Days, Ugly Betty) and Ramona Marquez (Outnumbered) are to star in a new contemporary drama series for BBC One Daytime.
For the first time in Scotland, primary school children are getting a mouthful of BBC Bitesize to assist their learning with the launch of two brand new websites.
Forty two per cent of teenagers questioned in a new BBC survey* said they or someone they knew had shared something online which they later regretted. The specially commissioned survey of 13-19 year-olds for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 5 live also suggests that nearly a third of the young people who had ‘over-shared’ online believed that it had damaged their reputation.
A collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and the Royal Collection. To mark Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, BBC Radio 4 illuminates the long history of the Monarchy in a new eight-part series, The Art Of Monarchy. Presented by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz, the programmes explore the monarchs who have ruled these islands through the works of art they have acquired.
BBC Learning’s Domesday Reloaded project which launched earlier this year reaches its climax on December 7th – some 25 years after the original created a unique snapshot of 80s Britain.
A season of programmes celebrating Shakespeare, another on the host Olympic city, London; plus details of three of the biggest music events of next year – all hosted by the BBC – are just some of the highlights of the BBC’s contribution to the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad.
BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning announced today that they are to embark on an ambitious programme of local engagement and outreach activity in the lead up to BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, which will include the creation of an Academy, which every young person in the area will be invited to.
BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning announced that they are to embark on an ambitious programme of local engagement and outreach activity in the lead up to BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, which will include the creation of an Academy, which every young person in the area will be invited to.
EastEnders: E20 series three is halfway through its run and has already exceeded over 1.2 million views across BBC Online and BBC Three.
The award winning EastEnders online spin off E20 returns later this month with some hard-hitting storylines designed to get the nation's teenagers talking.
The BBC is taking its Reel History of Britain Experience on tour in September, giving visitors unique access to a rich collection of archive film of their local area and the chance to step back in time and "star" in their own little bit of film history.
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