Using Video in Education to Support Teaching and Learning

the use of video in education
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The use of video has become a lot more mainstream in different fields, and education is one of them. This is because video is easy to use, is low-cost in terms of funding, saves time, and has individual benefits for teachers and students. Modern professionals are using video in education more and more often. So let us take a look at the advantages of video usage for higher education teaching and learning.

Record Lectures

The most effective method for video use in education is to record lectures and presentations. Everybody know it is always better to show than to tell, and video is one of the best ways to attract a student’s attention. Thanks to video, teachers may explain the material remotely, with minimal downtime. Moreover, such problems as the students’ attendance, lateness and a lack of attention would be minimized in this case. But it’s important for professors to use video as a supplement to the basic teaching and learning process so that students may continue to learn in multiple ways. This promo by Derby University highlights the benefits of video in education:

Record Interviews

If teachers are already using video interviews, that is great. If not, then they need to start immediately! After all, with the help of video, teachers can capture an interview with a person who is related to the studied subject and share it with students. It is convenient for the respondent, the interviewer, and for students as well.

Review or Present a Journal Article or Book

Presentation of a specific article or book takes some time during a lecture. If teachers use a video to do this, they are able to save time and focus on more useful applications while studying. Also, using video in education allows professors at colleges and universities to create a comprehensive video book review. In this case, it’s much more efficient than the traditional review consisting of text only.

Video in Education Can Demonstrate Just About Anything

The effectiveness of video in education can also be described as follows. Using video allows educators to show any tools, processes, techniques, software, etc. Today, many teachers use video to demonstrate the chemical processes in a convenient and secure way. Here, we should also remember that almost every video is attractive to students, and their attention to the subject is bound to be high. Just look at this example. Isn’t it interesting?

Create an Introduction to the Course

As in the example with the review articles, an introduction to the course is time-consuming when done in person. Professors can create a video introduction, attracting the attention of students even more so than during a traditional lecture. Using YouTube, Skype, social media, or even ordinary mobile messages, educators can distribute their introduction. Thus, students will come to the first lecture having a heads up as to what will be studied during the course. As already mentioned, a properly set up and professionally edited video is really worth attention. This is especially true when it comes to learning or teaching a somewhat boring topic.

The Use of Video Chat in Real Time

Students are the most sociable people. And every college and university wants to look good, so the introduction and use of modern technologies is a great way to show their uniqueness. Consequently, the non-use of video conferencing is unforgivable! Video conferencing in colleges and universities not only increases the overall level of education, but also develops cooperation and enhances the reputation of the educational institution.

video conferencing in colleges

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In summary, it is hard to underestimate the role of video in education. At the same time, it’s important to observe moderation. Excessive use of modern technologies may complicate the learning process. However, video proves to be a valuable educational aid.

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