Featured Producer: Films for the Humanities & Sciences


Business Finance Essentials 38 min.

They say that “numbers don’t lie,” and while that may not always be the case, evaluating numbers is the best way for a business to gauge its performance and make plans for its future. In this 2-part series, viewers will learn two of the most important ways that businesses use numbers to monitor their success or failure. How to Read a Financial Statement covers the basics of reading and understandi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

How to Read a Financial Statement: Business Finance Essentials 20 min.

In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they’re doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement—or simply “the financials.” The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you’re doing right, what you need to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Ratio Analysis: Business Finance Essentials 19 min.

You can’t build a house without the right measuring tools to ensure that the structure is sound and won’t collapse: tape measures, protractors and levels are used to tell construction workers and architects how much material is needed and where everything goes. In the business world, the measuring tools are called financial ratios, and they help you evaluate a financial statement. By learning how...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Telecommuting and Distance Learning: Tips for Separating Work From Life 9 min.

Maintaining a balance between work/study and personal life is already challenging enough—the Internet and our phones can cause those worlds to clash at any given moment. But this challenge is especially difficult for telecommuters and distance learners. How do you keep work and life separate when they literally happen under the same roof? This video provides tips on work-life balance for those who...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2015

Work-Life Balance: Success and Happiness in an Always-Connected World 31 min.

Not so long ago, people used to go to school or work, then had the rest of the day to enjoy their personal lives. But in today’s always-connected world, work life and home life are blending. This video looks at the phenomenon with an eye for keeping a proper balance that leads to happiness, health and success both at home and at work. It presents strategies for coping with stress, taking responsi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Nurturing Leadership 35 min.

Are leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured. Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them 35 min.

A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding—all of these are examples of “noise,” a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizati...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Digital Communication Skills: Dos and Don’ts 29 min.

From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which em...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Internet Research: What’s Credible? 29 min.

On the Internet, it’s incredibly easy, and fast, to research a topic with a few simple keystrokes. But it’s also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable and non-credible information that makes your research efforts fruitless. With an overwhelming abundance of options after doing an Internet search, how can you tell which results are reliable? In this video, viewers will learn strategies for narr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Investigative Reporting in the Digital Era 17 min.

In the new world of tweets, blogs, and citizen journalism, what is the outlook for true investigative reporting? This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media. Social media and globalization have changed the ways reporters connect with their readers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nearly instantaneous ac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014