Survey reveals that video is certainly on the rise in HE

The Video in Education survey of over 1,500 respondents shows that lecture capture has increased by over 20% in just one year

The 2018 State of Video in Education report from Kaltura reveals a sharp increase in higher education institutions’ use of lecture capture, up 14% from 65% in 2016 to 79% this year. There is a strong appetite for capturing more than just the classes taking place in standard lecture halls too, with 10% of all those responding, saying they already capture over half of all classes wherever they take place, and 31% keen to follow their lead. Overall, 88% of respondents across higher education and K-12 either already use lecture capture tools or intend to in the future.

Based on a survey of over 1,500 educational professionals, staff, technologists and students from around the world, this fifth annual report from Kaltura looks at the impact video is having on education and where educators see the future of video. The survey was conducted online during April and May 2018.

The use of video by students for assignments is on the rise, at 69% this year, up from 59% in 2017. Interestingly, video feedback on student assignments is also growing and is now used by more than a third of institutions (35%) – up from 27% last year – perhaps due to the growth in remote learning.

The survey also found there is a groundswell of adoption of more advanced video functionality. Closed captions are in use at over half (52%) of institutions today, while 34% use interactive video quizzes to help students learn more effectively. Mobile apps that make it easy for students to watch videos on the move, or offline, are used by 39% of institutions, and a further 53% are eager to add this capability.

Digital literacy remains high on the agenda as a critical skill for today’s students in an era of fake news, and 95% view video as an important part of digital literacy.

Other findings include growing momentum for video creation among students in primary/secondary institutions, where 21% report that over half of their students are involved in creating (as opposed to simply watching) video; among higher education respondents, the figure is a little lower at 15%.

Digital literacy remains high on the agenda as a critical skill for today’s students in an era of fake news, and 95% view video as an important part of digital literacy. A resounding 97% feel it is important to continue to raise the level of digital and video literacy among both teachers and students. The good news is that 83% of students are already considered to be highly digitally literate, with teachers snapping at their heels with 78%. 

Looking ahead, 97% think that interactive videos, which encourage engagement and help students to learn, will be important. Similarly, 97% anticipate that self-paced curriculums and personalized learning paths will be of considerable value to many students, and 94% see predictive analytics as a game-changer in education, helping to boost learning outcomes.

The study also found that video has a positive impact on student achievements (84%), on increasing educator collaboration and professional development (83%), and on streamlining the on-boarding process for new students (80%).

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