Video resources improve learning outcomes

Israel’s Kaltura publishes first comprehensive survey analyzing the impact of video on education.

Kaltura's key finding that video actually improves learning results will make videos in the classroom a must-have. (Shutterstock.com)

Kaltura’s key finding that video actually improves learning results will make videos in the classroom a must-have. (Shutterstock.com)

An Israeli video company has shown that the use of video in education improves the learning experience and is now a ‘must-have’ tool for the classroom.

Kaltura, the leading open source video platform, published an inaugural State of Video in Education report, the most definitive and comprehensive international study to date on the use of video in education.

The study’s 550 respondents, who were surveyed online between January and March of this year, agreed that video has a significantly positive impact on all aspects of the student life cycle, from attracting and retaining students to enhancing learning, boosting learning outcomes and building stronger alumni relations.

When asked about the general impact of video on the learning experience, a whopping 90% said video improves the learning experience, four percent believe it has no impact on the learning experience and less than one percent believe it has a negative impact on the learning experience.

“Advances in video technology are colliding with the entry of the first generation of true digital natives into higher education, resulting in the rapid adoption of a wealth of video-centric higher education trends such as MOOCs and Flipped Classrooms. Our large-scale study reveals some fascinating data and opinions on the pervasiveness of video in education. The key finding that video actually improves learning results will accelerate video technology’s transition from an early majority ‘nice to have’ to something that is on every higher education institutions’ technology checklist,” said Kaltura Chairman and CEO, Ron Yekutiel.

Kaltura’s open source video platform is used by Harvard, Yale, Stanford and hundreds of additional schools.

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About Viva Sarah Press

Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.