Why instructors want to stick with video beyond COVID

A large majority of educators said that video has bolstered student achievement
By: | November 17, 2020
After remote teaching, the use of video in higher ed is growing fastest in the following areas: lecture capture, flipped classrooms, internal communications, personal introductions and instructor feedback. (GettyImages/mixetto)After remote teaching, the use of video in higher ed is growing fastest in the following areas: lecture capture, flipped classrooms, internal communications, personal introductions and instructor feedback. (GettyImages/mixetto)

Despite COVID’s disruptions, only 5% of educators hope to return to the pre-pandemic classroom where online learning was rare, according to a report released Tuesday.

More than two-thirds want to stick with a hybrid of in-person and online learning while 27% of educators “want to rethink education entirely,” according to the State of Video in Education Survey by cloud video provider Kaltura.

After remote teaching, the use of video in higher ed is growing fastest in the following areas: lecture capture, flipped classrooms, internal communications, personal introductions and instructor feedback.

A large majority of educators said that video has bolstered student achievement and many teachers also reported positive impacts on their own job satisfaction.


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More than 70% of educators are now using three different formats of instructions while 17% are experimenting with eight or more methods that blend in-person and remote learning and synchronous and asynchronous video, according to the survey of 500 global educators.

In higher ed, the survey found that:

  • 57% of instructors are offering virtual office hours to students.
  • Use of video for communications between staff or from the administration increased by 92%.
  • 54% of respondents said video had increased the sense of affiliation of alumni with the institution.
  • 78% of respondents said video smooths the student on-boarding process.

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