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Digital Video: The Impact On Students' Learning Experiences

February 6, 2020

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It cannot be denied that videos are part of the way of life today. That is why the usage of videos is also important in educational learning. For example, students are consuming vast amounts of video content in their spare time to learn various skills. That is why educators also need to implement educational videos in the learning experience of their students.


The Benefits Of Educational Video Content 

1. Simplify abstract topics

Educational videos are highly valuable in teaching topics that are abstract. The videos make the topics much more understandable and relatable in comparison to using only printed materials and a chalkboard.


2. Microlearning that sticks

In order for students to grasp concepts well, the videos do not necessarily have to be extensively long in duration. Research has indicated that the usage of videos that are short are more powerful in aiding students with processing the information and recalling what they have learned. In addition, it is realized that the auditory and visual elements of the videos resonate with the students in that such elements empower them to process the information in a manner that seems natural and relatable.


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3. The Pro’s agree: video content works

Research indicates that ninety-three percent of educational professionals believe in the high relevance of using educational videos due to the fact that the learning experience for the students is greatly enhanced and improved when videos for K-5 students are part of the educational environment.

In addition, educational videos have been seen as a terrific way to eliminate barriers in education that once seemed difficult. For example, educational videos can be used when students cannot be at the location of the educational institution.


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4. Provide more learning options

The truth is that many parents and students are seeking more online learning options for students. That is why educational institutions need to meet this increased request for educational videos that are of high quality in regard to a wide variety of topics. This is a truly practical and enjoyable experience for students.


5. Expand your reach

One major benefit of the usage of educational videos is the fact that they are not limited by boundaries. They can be viewed anywhere in the world. Also, educational videos are not limited by time. Thus, videos can be used effectively to suit the best time for the student. For example, perhaps some students are more attentive to a particular subject in the morning or in the afternoon. Thus, students who are learning online can watch the videos at times that they are most engaged.


6. Topic flexibility

Videos can allow for the learning of a variety of topics. For example, videos can show maps that are interactive to allow students to learn more about the faraway places of the world. Also, prominent people in the news can be featured in videos to help students learn about the issues of society that really matter.


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Educational videos can be used to provide information about a particular course. Students can be required to watch the videos independently. Then the teachers can open the class with a discussion about what the students viewed in the videos.


7. Extra time for practice and review

Truly, educational videos are highly beneficial due to the fact that videos provide extra time for practice and review of materials. Videos are accessible when it is convenient for the students, which enhances the overall learning outcomes of those students. Thus, this aspect of educational video content helps to fortify the learner’s enthusiasm while growing their commitment to learning excellence.


8. More engagement

Sometimes students may seem disengaged in a course. But when there is the addition of educational videos, students who otherwise were seemingly disengaged at other times become more engaged with the learning experience via videos. As a result, grades can dramatically improve when students are more engaged in learning when there is the inclusion of educational videos.


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9. Fulfilling educational activities and reaching educational goals

Educational videos are a wonderful inclusion to help students fulfill educational activities and to reach their educational goals. Therefore, educational videos are an important and powerful tool. Also, when educational videos produce this much positivity in the outcomes of the students, they will likely talk about the videos and what they have learned. This is reinforcing their educational learning yet again.


10. Inclusion and improved collaboration

Another benefit of educational videos is that students sense more of a spirit of inclusion. Videos tend to prompt students to interact in the groups more. This promotes enhanced communication and better collaboration among their peers. Thus, educational videos promote better acceptance and reduce prejudice.


If you’d like to learn more about how to bring the benefits of digital video content to your learning initiatives, take a look at what Educators can achieve with the right eLearning solution, or contact one of our eLearning experts today!


Disclaimer: This article was contributed by guest blogger Margarita Rose. Margarita Rose is a preschool teacher who has been teaching kids for the last 5 years. She is a firm believer that the use of technology in teaching can make learning more attractive for children. Her dream of being a teacher began during the early stages of high school.

The views and opinions expressed belong to the guest blogger alone, and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or opinions of Lambda Solutions.

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