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Video continues upward climb in education

International survey of 1,500 respondents also indicates that 75% of higher education students now use video in their assignments

More than half (52 percent) of higher education administrators, students and educators said their institution uses a video solution integrated into the learning management system (LMS), according to a new survey from video technology provider Kaltura.

The third annual State of Video in Education report is an international study that examines the evolving use of video in education. A total of 1,500 respondents undertook the online survey in April 2016.

The results reveal that video reached a tipping point during the 2015/16 academic year. They also show positive momentum since the last survey, in the use of video in higher education across a number of areas. For example, three quarters of students in higher education now use video in their assignments, up 4 percent on last year’s figure of 71 percent.

Flipped classrooms are rapidly becoming the norm, with 58 percent of higher education respondents stating that their institutions use this approach, up from 50 percent in 2015. Using video to provide feedback on assignments is also growing in popularity, up from 26 percent in 2015 to 32 percent today. Lecture capture is also gaining traction, up 5 percent to 77 percent in 2016.

Webcasting is another growth area, with 74 percent of all respondents stating that their institutions use webcasting for at least one purpose, up from 70 percent in 2015. Webcasts to boost teaching and learning are up 4 percent to 51 percent, while broadcasts of live events are up 5 percent to 47 percent compared to last year.

When asked about other video-related trends, the greatest interest is in Open Educational Resources, with 46 percent of all respondents saying these will have the greatest potential impact on educational outcomes.

(Next page: Top survey findings)

Laura Ascione