BoB (Box of Broadcasts) Playlists

By Charlotte Gregory-Ellis and Matt Gilooly (Media Advisors)

BoB is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education (previously known as Box of Broadcasts). Staff and HE students can record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels and search and an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.

BoB also has curated playlists that you can utilise for your teaching and learning materials. These are a rich resource of collected clips and individual television or radio broadcasts created by academics around specific subject areas or modules.

Playlists are a fantastic way of providing your students with multi-media content and could be used to add to your reading lists. Broadcast media helps to promote active learning, inspiring and engaging learners, where students can watch and analyse the clips/playlists to facilitate engagement and further questioning about key issues and topics.

BoB can also enable authentic learning opportunities as broadcast material can be used to set the context for a topic or encourage deeper learning by applying this learning to real-world scenarios. Your students can also be encouraged to search the archive of broadcast media and share relevant content with fellow students to support and reinforce their learning.

You can make your own playlists from content you find by making clips (External Link) and adding clips to your playlists (External Link)

If you would like to hear more about BoB please contact our Media Advisers to discuss its use further.

Charlotte Gregory-Ellis –

Matt Gilooly –