By Antoine Bayet, Laure Audinot and Le studio Hypermédia, INA
Lumni is the new French public audiovisual service offering for the education of pupils, teachers and educators. Lumni, a reminder to the word ‘light’ and the Latin term ‘alumni’ to say ‘pupils’, was born in November 2019. The platform, co-managed by France Télévisions and INA, houses 10,000 educational content that, for example, allow children’s classes to be completed and that can be used as educational materials for teachers. The public audiovisual companies have been working on this project for no less than three years (France télévisions, INA, Radio France, Arte, France Medias Monde, TV5Monde). This unique educational offer, free, expert and advertising-free, gives access to culture and knowledge for all children aged 3 to 18 and covers all school disciplines from kindergarten to the final year.
All programs are indexed by level, discipline and theme. With more than 12,000 videos, sounds, games and folders, this catalogue proposes:
- To students alone or accompanied to develop their general culture, to extend their courses, to understand the world by learning differently and to become enlightened citizens able to decode the news.
- For teachers to enrich and prepare their courses.
- For educators resources to facilitate their workshops.
With an editorial offer adapted to each universe, Lumni regularly enriches its offering with native web programs, courses, games, quizzes, as well as programs and operations with high educational value.
This unique educational offer, free, expert and advertising-free, gives access to culture and knowledge for all children aged 3 to 18 and covers all school disciplines from kindergarten to the final year.
INA was more particularly in charge of developing ‘Lumni Enseignement’ [Lumni teachings]. Audiovisual materials, issued from INA collections and other partners’ collections, have been selected according to the main themes of the school curricula, and will be of interest to teachers of the first and second degree: history, geography, media and information education, moral and civic education, arts, science, literature, French, economics and social sciences, science and technology, French as a second language, etc. The Lumni platform offers access to content via four navigation modes: chronological, cartographic, list, mosaic. Each audiovisual resource is enriched with a documentary notice, rebounds and, depending on the content, a historical context, a media background note, a synchronized full transcript of the soundtrack, and pedagogical support in the form of a transverse track or a downloadable booklet.
Lumni also makes it possible to create workbooks by selecting videos, sharing them and, depending on the content, selecting an excerpt from a video to save it. Teachers have the option of creating a single account to share with their students so that they can access partner resources.