It appears that even the education industry is pivoting to video. From traditional lectures to interactive online classrooms, today’s education relies more and more on video technology to create effective learning spaces on the web. Think about having the capabilities to teach and learn remotely, without leaving your house, while still being able to absorb new information, and easily collaborate with professors and peers, as you would in real life.
Video technology enables students and educators to engage and communicate in live classes, lectures, presentations, chat rooms and forums to create distance learning environments and enhance on campus teaching. Videos bring educational online communities together and help overcome any physical restrictions, allowing students to have access to greater resources and for lecturers to teach and pass along their knowledge to students around the world.
Kaltura, a leading provider in video technology, has tapped into the education industry by providing institutions with the tools to create thriving online educational communities for remote teaching and learning. The company just released the results of its fourth annual international study on the evolving use of video in education, which includes unique data on how students and institutions today utilize videos in education.
The survey of 1,000 participants, including educators, designers, IT professionals, digital media professionals, administrators and students, reveals a significant increase in video use in distant learning. Kaltura illustrates this shift from traditional classrooms to online educational spaces as its survey results show a 135% increase in distant learning.
Additionally, Kaltura emphasizes the growth in lecture capture with more institutions adopting lecture capture tools. Kaltura’s Co-Founder, President & General Manager of Enterprise & Learning, Dr. Michal Tsur thinks that this increase could be due to affordability and availability. “Lecture capture is another strong growth area, fueled by the availability of inexpensive, ‘one-click’ lecture capture software running on Windows PCs. While in the past only lectures in large lectures halls were captured, today it is possible to capture far more classes for students to re-engage with, which aids understanding and retention.”
With more institutions and students wanting to implement videos in remote online education, one question that comes to mind is how does this demand change the infrastructure of educational systems? Will there be an increase in remote education in general, and is this method preferred over traditional classrooms? If we look at today’s generation, it seems that individuals prefer to learn from their devices, which can pose limitations for those times when you truly need hands on learning to get a well rounded educational experience. Only time will tell if companies such as Kaltura, will become a true competitor to the traditional chalk and blackboard classroom setting.