Why You Should Use Video In Education

When I was a student, ‘using video in education’ mostly meant showing a movie in class. Which to me, as a student, was clearly much better than the alternative of a lecture. With so much interactive multimedia technology available to today’s students, ‘video in education’ means way more than it used to. The handy infographic below shows how to strategically adopt video technologies into your classroom to enhance both teaching and learning, and how to guide students in the development of their 21st century skills to prepare them for their role as global citizens. Keep reading to learn more. 

The Impact of Video In Education

  • Video is becoming a preferred channel of communication
  • Internet video accounts for 40% of all internet traffic in 2012
  • By 2016, it is expected that number will jump to 62%
  • Video helps students become actively engaged in their learning
  • Video helps maximize school resources
  • It increases engagement and excitement among students
  • Video can help facilitate collaboration
  • Video is appropriate for various learning styles
  • It helps improve learning outcomes
  • 68% of teachers believe that video content helps stimulate discussions
  • 66% believe it helps increase student motivation
  • 55% believe that it helps teachers be more creative
  • 62% believe that it helps teachers be more effective
  • 91% of UMASS students felt that using lecture capture helped them learn course material
  • 44% of high school students in a study scored higher on their exams when material was presented in video format

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  1. Arturo Avina

    March 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    YES!!! This article is spot on. I’ve used video in the classroom my kindergarten class and I’ve seen every one of these things. We just wrapped up a film project based on the book Miss Nelson is Back (sequel to Miss Nelson is Missing) and the kids shone. Check it out. It’s PBL, EdTech, and arts intergration at it’s best… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxDPcz28ZY8

    • Evan Worth

      March 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Arturo, amazing video you created with those Kindergartners!

  2. Lisa Mims

    March 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I use video every chance I get! I use it to compare to text, to teach, to reinforce something I have taught, and I even embed it in Google forms and use as a quiz! It’s an excellent resource and the students are engaged!

  3. Naeem Ullah

    March 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I love edudemic

  4. Dr. Karen L. McKee

    March 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Your readers may be interested in this ebook that shows how to shoot, edit, and publish videos; although targeting science, the techniques are applicable to any topic:

  5. John Martinez

    April 11, 2014 at 2:04 am

    We used live video web streaming to connect parents to school. Streaming school events such as PTA meetings, principal presentation and student activities allow parents to actively participate remotely via any wifi device. Many find this extremely convenient as their busy schedules makes it difficult to physically attend events important to them. The feedback has been great from both schools and parents. I am bias as this is a service we offer, however, it started because of my own experience as a director who often travelled and missed many of my kids’s events in school.