New research about the use of video in education, shows it can lead to better grades, and more motivated students.October 14, 2012
People are becoming more connected and video is becoming the preferred channel of communication, fundamentally changing the way we learn and the way we teach.
Students are no longer passive receivers of content, but active designers of their learning experience. Educators have a greater insight into how people learn and have realized when it comes to education, one size does not fit all.
Video is essential in the process of advancing education
- Increase engagement and excitement among students
- Maximize school and university resources
- Facilitate collaboration
- Accommodate different learning styles
- Improve learning outcomes
Video in the Learning Process
Today, employers and education leaders consider critical problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills to be just as important as the ability to score well in standardized tests. Video helps develop these critical skills through:
- Enriching the Classroom Experience – Video ignites students' creativity and collaboration.
- Better Utilization of School Resources – Experts and educators can reach larger numbers of people, both in the classroom and in remote areas.
Improving Grades and Outcomes
On-demand video has been shown to impact grades and test performance through a large number of studies conducted by colleges and universities.
Better Preparing Students for the Workforce
Video helps bridge the gap between a school's insulated environment and the outside world, bringing reality into the classroom.
Implementing Video in the Classroom
In order for video to be successful, it has to be embraced by the educator, integrated within the curriculum, and implemented strategically into the overall learning experience.
Video should be seen as a complementary tool for learning rather than a substitute.
It is now up to us to strategically adopt video technologies into the classroom, and guide our students in developing the skill sets necessary to fulfill their role as global citizens of the 21st century.