A video from the University of Southampton MOOC ‘Agincourt 1415: myth and reality’ was shortlisted for a British Universities Film and Video Council Learning On Screen Award, 2016. The standard of entries into this competition is extremely high and it is a considerable honour to be nominated.
The video ‘How to wear plate armour’ was produced by Kate Borthwick and Josef Brett and features a local historian describing and demonstrating how plate armour would have been worn in 1415. It was a finalist in the category ‘Courseware and curriculum in-house production.’
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 28 April, at the British Film Institute and was attended by members of the production team.
The University of Southampton/FutureLearn course ‘Agincourt 1415: myth and reality’ was produced by Professor Anne Curry, Dan Spencer (a PhD student) and Kate Borthwick from the Faculty of Humanities, with Josef Brett, Kate Dickens and Stephan Caspar from ILIaD. It has run twice: in October 2015 and February 2016. Over 5500 learners took part in the course and it rates as FutureLearn’s top course for student retention.