Hybrid in-class environments will be a persistent pattern in the post-COVID era, which means the education sector needs to rethink investments in remote learning technologies to drive greater student engagement and help educators sharpen video know-how, Kaltura survey finds.
A lot of changes have been afoot in remote learning environments, with students embracing virtual schools worldwide. In fact, synchronous video distance learning is now more a rule than an exception in remote environments and video has emerged as the â€˜most critical technology’ that could outlast the pandemic, Dr. Michal Tsur, co-founder and President at Kaltura, puts it.
These are the findings from Kaltura’s seventh annual survey, The State of Video in Education 2020Opens a new window . It found that only a handful (5%) of the 500 global educators polled would want to return to the pre-COVID-19 classrooms. Another eye-catching statistic is that 68% of respondents want a mix of in-person and virtual learning â€”Â better known as hybrid in-class environments while 27% would like to rethink education entirely.
Dr. Michal TsurOpens a new window , co-Founder and President at Kaltura, said, â€œVideo is now one of the most critical educational technologies, and without it, learning during COVID-19 would not have been possible.â€
Tsur strongly believes video has become the venue for social interaction and learning. â€œCOVID has allowed new education practices to evolve, which will last beyond the pandemic and enrich instructional pedagogy, achieve greater student engagement, results, and satisfaction,â€ he added.
Given that we’re unlikely to see a major rush back to schools and campuses, the video will continue to bolster student engagement and reshape teaching experiences in 2021 and beyond.Â Around 73% of respondents see video as bolstering student achievements, while 84% reported increased satisfaction with learning experiences.
Here’s how video is delivering a positive impact on education:
Usage of Video in Education
However, there’s still a long way to go â€”Â only 45% of respondents have the training and resources to use video communications tools versus 42% of respondents. And 46% admit they have limited access to cameras for recording videos.
Though the video has been mission-critical for driving flexible learning experiences, it wasn’t really intended as a long-term solution. But with hybrid and hyflex models starting to emerge, the education sector needs to consider new solutions to succeed in the new normal.