How Educators Use Video Today

New York, NY (USA), July 2016 - For the third consecutive year, Kaltura took a poll of over 1,500 educators, administrators, students, IT and Media staff, instructional designers, and others in the educational community around the world to find out more about "The State of Video in Education 2016".

Video use continues to grow in education. It is both growing in volume (the amount of video produced and watched), as well as in the number of use cases in which video is being used. As we become increasingly accustomed to using video in every aspect of our daily lives, students and educators expect to encounter video in every step of the educational process and recognize the importance of digital and video literacy for success beyond the campus.

Video has the power to improve learning outcomes, helping increase knowledge transfer and improving outcomes on assignments and exams. But educational institutions are also using it beyond the classroom to increase student and instructor retention, streamline admissions, and build communities. To get better insight into how video is perceived and used across educational institutions today, as well as the latest thoughts on digital/video literacy, best practices, and future use cases, Kaltura undertook its third annual online survey during April 2016.

Educational video continues to be a hot topic. Once again the response rate increased, this time to a total of 1,500. Many of the respondents also took the time to provide in-depth answers to a range of qualitative questions: you can read some of their insightful comments in the report.

The survey participants included this year instructional designers, educators, media and IT professionals, senior administrators, and students from around the globe. Around 75% were drawn from higher education and about 20% from K- 12 institutions. The rest came from education-technology organizations, educational nonprofits, and other education-related institutions.