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article imageThe evolving use of video in education

By Tim Sandle     Sep 27, 2017 in Technology
Education and teaching are changing, with virtual classrooms, online courses and remote lectures. A new report signals some interesting future trends.
Kaltura, which is a leading video technology provider, has published its fourth annual "State of Video in Education" report. The report is an international study that reviews the changing and evolving use of video in education. The survey headline is that there is a boom in the use of video for remote teaching and learning. The results showed 66 percent of respondents indicating that their institutions use video teaching aids; this was an increase of 28 percent compared with the same question from 2016.
The survey was comprehensive, with some 1,000 respondents, and other trends are of interest to educators. The poll found that 39 percent of educators said students in their institutions were studying remotely, making use of video-based solutions to join live classes and lectures. On top of this an additional 49 percent of educational establishments indicated that they were keen to offer these capabilities.
In addition to changing the way to how students access remote video capabilities, the use of such technology is also enabling presenters to teach and lecture to students remotely. Some 54 percent of respondents indicating they were making use of video conferencing for delivering some lectures remotely.
Another feature being utilized is with accessing recorded lectures. Digital lecture capture allows students who were absent or unable to view a lecture in real-time to catch up. In 2017, 59 percent of institutions stated they were using lecture capture tools, with several others planning to do so into 2018.
Activities by students can also be videoed and played back to assist with learning. Teaching skills by recording students practicing in class now stands at 54 percent as an activity undertaken by the respondents, especially for subjects like nursing and veterinary science.
Commenting on the survey results, Kaltura’s Co-founder, President & General Manager – Enterprise & Learning, Dr Michal Tsur stated: "Our fourth study on video in education shows how video technologies are reshaping the world of education, opening up opportunities for students and lecturers to teach and learn remotely in a highly engaged and collaborative way."
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