Students create viral videos on the benefits of a college campus

campus-students-videosWith the advent of educational technology, a number of benefits have been touted for online learning and its independence from a physical campus. However, according to some college students, there are a number of benefits to being on campus that are still relevant for today’s savvy students.

Herman Miller Education, a furniture and interior design company, recently asked students from campuses across the U.S. ‘Why does your campus matter?’ Outside of the obvious business and marketing perks to hosting this competition, students created thoughtful videos on the topic, voicing their opinions on the relevance of a physical campus that, perhaps, general media and proponents of online education are quick to dismiss.

For example, first place winner Kevin Czarnik, a Kendall College of Art and Design student, described in his video, “A Space for Creativity,” that “campus informs and shapes my creative and academic endeavors.”

In his video, he visually describes how his campus environment encourages creativity, facilitates communication and collaboration, and provides the tools and inspiration necessary to do moving work.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s print or painting, sculpture or industrial design, but at the end, it communicates who we are, who we want to be, and what we are capable of,” he explains.

Outside of physical spaces inspiring artistic sensibilities, what are some other ways a physical campus helps students become better learners? These videos provide some answers:

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