While I’m ostensibly an English teacher, I’m very passionate about cinema and ten years ago I did an online MA in Film Studies with Exeter University, UK. So, in this virtual environment called EduHack, I’m going to imagine that I’m teaching an undergraduate course on film history, and in particular a module on women who have made major contributions to that history. One of these is Ida Lupino, and if you know nothing or little about her, put yourself in the shoes of one of my virtual students. Firstly, through a VLE like Moodle, you would see a picture of her (see header) and then read the Wiki page about her life and work (previously verified by me as being reliable information): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Lupino (Text of CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License).

After that, you would listen to a brief but excellent overview of her life and work: https://www.wnyc.org/story/ida-lupino-archives/. I couldn’t find the licensing information, but it is freely shareable on social media (would this be okay to include?). Finally, you would watch a famous film noir she directed in 1953, “The Hitch-Hiker”:

Film in the public domain, so free to view, share, adapt and remix. Follow-up work would involve research into other female filmmakers of the twentieth century and how “The Hitch-Hiker” compares with other films of the film noir genre (previously studied).

I would license this material as follows: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).