About us

Why is boclips here?

Just as Buddha was enlightened when he sat under the bo tree, great video can spark imaginations and inspire students, whatever they’re studying, wherever they are. Forecasted to account for 80% of all the content on the internet by 2019, we believe video must play a proportional role in the classroom moving forwards.

What do we do?

boclips makes it easy for education providers to find, license and use video from some of the world's largest and most respected content producers.

How do we do this?

boclips aggregates over 2 million rights ready video clips onto a single cloud based platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world - ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready for education and updated daily - so there’s no confusion and no delays.

How you can use boclips

Download

Download high-resolution video files to incorporate within your digital resources.

Our subscription plans give you access to all our available collections to download videos on-demand, plus access to our Creative Services to edit and tailor videos to your requirements. Get all the videos you need from one platform, rights-ready, with volume-driven discounts.

Integration

Using our API, we can provide your platform with access via a direct stream to all of boclips’ videos and features.

This means that your users or subscribers can search, watch and share compelling educational videos without leaving your platform. Alternatively, integrate boclips into existing e-pub tools to enable courseware creators to drag and drop rich and relevant videos into their courseware alongside text, still images and interactive content.

White-label

Create your own branded version of boclips to be distributed to your subscribers within schools, institutions and corporations.

Based on your brand identity, we'll create a unique video platform to store and manage your video assets. You can then supplement your own material with complementary content from the boclips library to offer your users, students or teachers easy access to a diverse range of learning materials.

Channels

Give students access to selected boclips Channels streamed directly into your institution.

Our subscription plans give you the ability to access selected Channels including a Century of Video News and The Best of YouTube Education to stream directly into your institution. Pricing models are built on a yearly subscription, based on institution size.

Full platform

We can provide your institution with access via a direct stream to all of boclips’ videos and features.

This means that your students can search, watch and share compelling, educational videos from over 40 different content producers all in place. Students and teachers can also make use of the extensive collaboration features, building playlists of their favourite content to share with others.

White-label

Create your own branded version of boclips to be distributed to your subscribers within schools, institutions and corporations.

Based on your brand identity, we'll create a unique video platform to store and manage your video assets. You can then supplement your own material with complementary content from the boclips library to offer your users, students or teachers easy access to a diverse range of learning materials.

Channels

Give students access to selected boclips Channels streamed directly into your institution.

Our subscription plans give you the ability to access selected Channels including a Century of Video News and The Best of YouTube Education to stream directly into your institution. Pricing models are built on a yearly subscription, based on institution size.

Full platform

We can provide your institution with access via a direct stream to all of boclips’ videos and features.

This means that your students can search, watch and share compelling, educational videos from over 40 different content producers all in place. Students and teachers can also make use of the extensive collaboration features, building playlists of their favourite content to share with others.

Channels

Give employees access to selected boclips collections streamed directly into your institution.

Our subscription plans give you the ability to access selected collections including Daily Sector News and Business and Management to stream directly into your corporation. Pricing models are built on a yearly subscription, based on corporation size.

Full platform

We can provide your corporation with access via a direct stream to all of boclips’ videos and features.

This means that your employees can search, watch and share compelling, primary contemporary news resources to illustrate topics, and secondary resources with sector experts. Employees can also make use of the extensive collaboration features.

How videos enrich learning

Primary school: Geography

Clear graphics and animation provide step-by-step demonstrations of physical principles and processes.

Example: Geography teacher, Andre, is teaching his 10 year old students about the effect of global warming on weather patterns. To explain this, he shows them a video on the classroom whiteboard. As the animation plays, he pauses the video at various intervals and asks his students to describe each of the stages as they appear onscreen.

He then allows his students access to a series of video and news footage on the school’s resource network to give them a sense of the devastation caused by this extreme weather.

Videos can be easily edited to include captions, questions and interactive elements.

Pedagogical Primary Rain
Pedagogical House

Secondary school: History

News reports and video footage get students closer to the action and open up a debate on the different forms of bias in historical sources.

Example: History teacher, Francis, is using the Vietnam war to encourage his students to question the way history is interpreted.

He makes available two boclips videos on the secure school website, one a 1964 pro-war film from the Universal archives and the other a report on an anti-war protest from 1972, and gives the students two tasks:

  • Away from the classroom, make a note of any parts of the sources that are opinion or subjective.
  • Working in groups in the school’s open learning area, create from these and other sources an argument either for or against the war from the perspective of an American citizen.

Student-led learning means that the teacher guides rather than directs learning outcomes.

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Pedagogical Secondary

Higher education: Politics

An archive of speeches and interviews from some of the world’s most influential leaders, which can be collected and curated for a specific campus and course.

Example: University professor, Harjas, has created a course about the function of the democratic process around the world and wants to allow his students to experience the power of hearing democratic world leaders in full voice. From the boclips library, he selects two videos to embed in his presentation, to encourage his students to think about how the ideals of democracy translate in developed and developing countries.

Following the lecture, he refers his students to the campus’ e-coursebook where they can access these videos for their own private study. Linking to resources online invites students to pursue areas of interest around the lecture material.

Videos can be trimmed to refine specific material and are accompanied by full transcripts for students’ reference and accessibility.

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Pedagogical Higher-ed

English Language Learning

Engaging and interactive videos show how vocabulary taught in the classroom is applied in authentic English-speaking scenarios.

Example: Teacher, Dominic, wants to teach his primary school students about English vocabulary around the house.

Starting with kitchen items, he allows his pupils access to the school’s online media resource. Via tablets, each student can then browse and select from a series of interactive cookery lessons designed for English language learners of different levels. The pupils play along with the videos by selecting the items and ingredients to carry out the recipe.

Finally, the teacher splits them into groups to design their own original recipes based on the vocabulary and techniques they have learnt.

Pedagogical ELL Cooking

Adaptable resources target a range of different levels, to advance and assess learner development in an environment controlled and monitored by a teacher.

Corporate learning

boclips delivers the right content to the right person in the right format (on desktop, phone or tablet) at the time it’s needed – whether at work, at home or in travel.

Example: Anne Marie, an Account Executive at a retail company, is recruiting a new Sales Manager for the UK branch. To help with her recruitment process, she is directed to an online video database for business advice.

Here, she has access to professional advice from seasoned and recognised businesspeople, delivered in memorable and manageable episodes and real-life stories. In one quick search, she is able to find expert guidance not only regarding the initial recruitment process but also about developing future talent within her department and decides to bookmark several videos for her own information and to share with her employees.

Through story-telling, video brings to life real world case studies to help you understand how others have tackled and solved similar business issues.

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Pedagogical Corporate

The team

David Bainbridge
Founder & CEO
David has deep experience in marketing and sales within corporates and bringing new media products to market. Prior to Knowledgemotion, David was the CEO of Elvis Communications, the Launch CMO for Intel’s IPTV offering in the US and was responsible for bringing the BBC iPlayer to market in the UK. He has sat on the Executive Boards of Freeview and Digital UK and was part of the original Channel 5 launch team. Knowledgemotion is his second start-up after successfully launching and exiting an interactive TV business in 2005. David has a BA in American Studies from Manchester University.
Mark Wood
Chairman
Mark is a former foreign correspondent who went on to be Editor-in-Chief and Head of News at Reuters, then Chair and CEO of ITN, the TV news organisation. He was subsequently CEO of Future plc, the UK/US publishing house. Mark is Chair of Nominet, the main .uk domain registry and an emerging cyber technology business. He is also Chair of Percent, a start-up fund-raising platform. Mark sits on the PwC Advisory Board and the Board of Citywire, the global financial information business. He is a German and Russian speaker and spent a decade based in Berlin, Bonn and Moscow while reporting for Reuters.
Tod Lockard
Chief Commercial Officer
Tod Lockard brings to Knowledgemotion strong B2B, SaaS and Enterprise client and product development experience obtained from nearly 20 years of high growth technology & commercial experience. His leadership for multi-national start-ups and blue-chip companies included senior roles with American Express, HSBC and Sabre and his track record in growing technology start-ups has seen an IPO and several successful mergers and acquisitions during his career. Originally from Silicon Valley, Tod and his family are now located and living in the London area.
Zoe Moore
Content Director
Zoe has over 15 years of experience working with archive and stock footage, gaining experience with a variety of collections including the BBC, ETV and British Pathé. Zoe worked in the BBC Worldwide Learning from its conception, working exclusively with the education market for over five years before moving to British Pathé, licensing archive to the international education, broadcast and corporate markets.
Ashley Dickson
Chief Financial Officer
Ashley has combined experience in Big 4 advisory, Financial Services and high growth technology firms which enables her to provide pragmatic real world advice to enhance value, management and eventual exit.
Ed Kendall
Sales and Marketing Manager
Ed is a recent Cambridge graduate with wide-ranging experience in film, publishing and education. He has worked as a screenwriter, director and producer on a number of film and theatre projects and has been involved both in an editorial capacity at the St John’s Eagle and in a marketing position at Carcanet Press, with a particular focus on social media and digital profiles. In December 2014, he started up Flunc Ltd., a digital app-based company producing simple game designs to promote big brand identities and events.
Terry Stevens
Content Operations Manager
Prior to joining Knowledgemotion, Terry spent 10 years in the film industry, specialising in the sale and distribution of feature length documentaries, including Oscar and Bafta winning titles. Terry has extensive experience working with metadata, deliverables and asset transfer for long and short form content, having dealt with Hollywood majors, numerous international broadcasters and leading digital streaming sites. He has advised on distribution strategies at Venice Biennale College, Italy and taught at the Media Business School in Ronda, Spain.
Slim Skhiri
Product Director
Slim is a product evangelist driven by innovation that makes a real change in people's lives. He is fluent in lean and agile practice and has worked in start-ups and blue chips alike, in various geographies. He balances his expertise in Tech and human centric design with a strong business and finance acumen to help companies grow.
Emily Richards
Content Executive
Emily joins Boclips with three years experience working in audiovisual media archives, including two years as a Picture Researcher with Sky News where she researched archive footage in response to breaking news. Emily is a History graduate with a creative background, and particularly enjoys design work and video editing. As Content Executive, Emily curates collections within boclips to showcase content provider brands amongst other things.
Katy Pond
Head of People and Talent
Katy handles all the HR and People needs at boclips. This means building great scaleable processes, making sure we have the best talent on board at the right time and taking care of the company culture we have established here at boclips. Her background is executive search both for companies in the startup world and corporates.
Leslie Kolber
North America Head of Sales and Partnerships
Leslie has a strong background in account management, business development, strategy, building partnerships and closing contracts with over twenty years experience. She is proficient in accessing senior level decision makers, negotiations and creating win-win situations. Her tech background includes database and software experience.
Suzanna Taylor
Sales Support
Suzanna is passionate about innovation and creativity in education. She is a qualified Spanish and French teacher and when she was in the classroom she found it difficult to find good video resources for her students, so hope to be able to make a difference for other teachers. She also has experience in EdTech, working on the sales and marketing team for a K12 language learning app.
Zach Tussing
Chief Revenue Officer
Zach is an experienced startup sales leader with a track record in building early stage edtech companies to large public companies. Notably he led the sale of a teacher-focused analytics platform to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in US. Zach leads all Boclips sales efforts in US, building our sales, customer success and teacher community teams.
Odete Fernandes
Senior UI/UX Designer
Odete has worked on UI and visual design of big name brands, high street banks, rightmove to name a few, across mobile, web and print. She is helping us shape the look and usability of the platform alongside feedback from our users.
Ben Gröhbiel
Senior Software Engineer
Ben is a full stack software engineer who joined us from the fin-tech industry. He is in his element developing our engineering culture here at boclips and the foundations for a world class engineering team! He’s a leader, strong communicator, process philosopher, strategic thinker and brings positivity and enthusiasm to the team.
Jacek Rzeniewicz
Senior Software Engineer
Jacek brings invaluable industry experience on data science problems, in particular text analysis. His experience is fundamental for developing a first-class search on our platform. That aside, he is also an ace senior full stack software engineer and will tackle anything from distributed systems to front-end frameworks.
José Carlos Valero Sánchez
Señor Software Engineer
José Carlos is a rock-solid engineer with expert knowledge in building backend systems. His engineering skills are rounded off with an astonishing eye for UX. He is a big fan of automation and doing things the right way in the right order. Jose Carlos is helping boclips make the right decisions for the long term.
Kubrick
Morale and Treats Officer
He's a good boy. Kubrick enjoys playing on the beach, basking in the sun and tasty snacks.