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Survey Highlights Growth of Video in Higher Ed, Optimism over OER

Kaltura, a leading provider of video content management systems for education, recently published a survey about growth in the use of video at Universities and Colleges. Some of the results are remarkable:

  • 93% of respondents believe that video has a positive impact on student satisfaction and 88% agree that it boosts student achievement levels.
  • 87% of respondents agree that online learning will grow in importance and acceptance.
  • 86% think that video helps with professional development and collaboration between educators.
  • 85% believe that the use of video as part of their resources toolkit increases teacher satisfaction.
  • 82% of respondents believe that video makes student onboarding easier and 76% feel that it increases student retention rates.

Read more of the summary here:

Survey Highlights Growth of Video in Higher Ed, Optimism over OER

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Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years

What’s holding back Universities from granting more degrees online? Is the technology immature and the experience mind-numbing? Or are Universities simply trying to protect their brand and keeping degree prices high?

Daphne Koller of Coursera has some interesting comments on where things are going.

“Prof Koller said concerns about impersonal online learning were often built on an unrealistic image of traditional campus-based teaching – and that most students are not “walking on lawns next to ivy-clad buildings”.”

“It’s a false comparison to think it’s either anonymous online teaching or else a cosy armchair and individual tutors.”

“When you have a lecture hall with 300 people, you’re not getting personal interaction.”

Read more:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36703778

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Vidcon: Transforming Education with Online Video

Is video the new teacher? Or is it simply the new textbook? Can video impact developing countries? Or not? Will women stop being harassed when they post on-line educational videos? What can we expect in the future for this medium?

Join this panel of professional practitioners in a wide-ranging discussion of video in education:

Vidcon: Transforming Education with Online Video

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Lecture Capture is driven by Students

Lecture Capture, the routine recording of classroom lectures, is still controversial at some Universities and Colleges, while being common as chalk at other institutions.

Students love the service and find it practical and beneficial for review and mastery of the material, and not simply helpful for classes missed due to a drunken hangover. Instructors, however, fear that they’ll never, ever, see any students again. They also worry about how their delivery will look and be impacted (bad hair day?) and loss of control of interaction in the classroom. Most of these fears have been discounted by schools actually using the technology, and as a last resort all have some type of opt-out policy.

Here’s an article about one college struggling with the transition to a lecture capture environment:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/university-of-huddersfield-gives-tutorial-filming-plan-green-light