Video technologies empower corporate trainers, university professors, and public school teachers by fostering learning and collaboration in new ways. The adoption of lecture capture, distance learning, and “flipped classroom” models of instruction are not only changing the way instructors teach, but also impacting the way students learn.
Here are the top 5 ways the use of video impacts learning today:
Flipped classrooms become easier to achieve. The concept of a flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of the class and moving “homework” into the class. With simple, user-friendly workflows, teachers and trainers can record their lessons and lectures, uploading them to classroom video content libraries or learning management systems. Students can securely access these from home, watch them at their own pace, then spend class time in discussion or on other interactive, personalized exercises.
Classrooms can be enriched with subject matter experts, guest lecturers and virtual field trips. An example of this are the Alaskan-based students at Kenai Central High School and Skyview High School, who have used video conferencing in their classrooms to interview the son and grandson of a Soviet gulag survivor, a Holocaust survivor and a participant in the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya to provide deeper context to their world history class. Skyview History Teacher Rob Sparks said, “Our whole goal [of using video] is how we can get kids more engaged and collaborating in different ways.” (Read the related web story about Kenai here.)
Professional development is less disruptive to day-to-day workloads. As more formal trainings, professional development courses, and certifications become virtualized, the easier it becomes for employees to take advantage of these opportunities. Asynchronous training helps working professionals overcome time challenges. Video streaming, and video conferencing technologies helps people overcome the challenges of distance, avoiding rush-hour commutes or travel to live lectures.
Class content is searchable and reusable. Recorded lectures and training sessions can be automatically transcribed using speech-to-text solutions, so students can find what they’re looking for using key word searches. Video content management software lets students navigate to specific events inside of recorded videos using slide and video thumbnail images, chapters or closed captioning. Since individual viewership can be tracked, a student’s specific spot in a recorded video can be bookmarked, and the student can pick up where he or she left off at a later time — on any supported device.
Viewership metrics can be tracked and analyzed using video content management software. Educators can see how students engage with the content — which lessons students spend the most time reviewing, which lessons were skipped entirely and when students are accessing the lessons. This type of analytics can help in future lesson planning and assessment structuring. Educators can also teach, track, test and poll students — all asynchronously — with a video content management solution.