Benefits for Teachers Using Video in Classroom

Tue. 06 Jun. 2023 855 3 mins

The back-and-forth of the epidemic has impacted traditional offline-teaching methods. A new trend to use video in the classroom is increasing. With the ethos of online learning taking shape, millions of students active on video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Panopto are springing up. Even teachers also need to consider how to make teaching more accessible to their students, or how to immerse students in class and keep them interactive as before. So, why not consider using videos in your teaching? It is a great way to connect teachers and students.

 

Today, we’re going to talk about the 5 benefits of using videos for educational cases. 

 

 

1. Video helps students make learning easier

 

Contrary to traditional text-based teaching, using video in class is a  more memorable and immersive learning experience. Since video-based learning can fully mobilize students' visual and auditory senses to participate in the whole dynamic process, which assists students to learn more quickly and easily rather than mechanically memorizing. To be specific, when pairing audio with text, it is easier for students’ brains to comprehend and retain information more effectively. Such a type of instructive video, combined with acoustic text, and images will offer a higher degree of imaginativeness. And you don’t need to make anything complex, in fact, the simpler, the better to attract students!

 

 

2. Using video in education improves engagement

 

Have you ever tried to avoid dry learning sessions but found the result unsatisfactory? For instance, students are less motivated to participate in class, or the whole teaching performance is not as good as it could be. But everything will be changed—— if you set out to design your class with videos. 

 

Leaving aside its high visualization in class, one of the striking traits of video-based teaching is that it can integrate the outside world into the classroom: highly interactive and visual experiences are born with it. Students from different regions and countries share diverse views on the same topic, which can greatly enrich students’ vision, making your teaching object more engaging. If you do want to create an unusual teaching experience, you need to consider using video.

 

 

3. Video supports synchronous and asynchronous Learning

 

Synchronous videos (live) allow viewers to only see the same video at the same time. Whereas asynchronous videos (recorded) can be accessed and viewed at any time. Video learning can cater to the needs of different learner types: 

 

  • If you are a student, you can take the video material home and repeatedly watch it at 2x or 4x speed, which helps to save time and energy while learning. 

 

  • If you are a faculty member, you can effectively review and evaluate your teaching performance by recording, and making sure which parts of your class attract students and which parts need to improve. Also, it facilitates teachers to provide feedback and assign homework in a clear and detailed format. Beyond that, you can also upload your teaching videos to the related website for your students to learn. That’s not gonna be happening in the past offline teaching, but today's video-based teaching gives a better solution.

 

 

4. Video helps to customize and to personalize your class

 

Personalized learning is gradually becoming mainstream, so efforts should be put to tailor students’ needs. By using videos in teaching, educators can customize classes to a whole new level. Or, to put it another way, now you can personalize your class style as per the needs of each student (or class, grade, etc.), opposite to classroom instruction, where you have to pause to give one-on-one attention. And you can customize instruction by recording your answers, then sending them to a student who needs extra support. Of course, you can also save those videos to use in the future in case someone has the same question.

 

 

5. Using video in education is affordable

 

Nowadays, many screen recorders lower the threshold for novices so that teachers can quickly learn how to make a professional-look video. Considering the price, the widespread popularity of video-based teaching is highly feasible, based on affordable and available educational discounts, which offer many successful cases. Better yet, abundant free resources are available online. All the benefits of video teaching above will more likely to gain educators’ affection.

 

 

Final Thought

 

Of the 5 benefits of using video in the classroom, you can just see how easy it is to enrich your class. So are you ready to design your class with educational videos? Try Filmage Screen in your classroom today! It is an effective partner to record freely and clearly (mic + system) when you are using its picture-in-picture mode, showing yourself in front of a camera. And you can easily record, edit and upload a 4k high-definition video to YouTube and Vimeo just in one software. If required, you can replay your recording video at 2x or 4x speed, which can greatly help to improve your efficiency. 

 

So, it is very wise of you to use video in class, if needed, you can refer to our blog. We have presented the list for your reference, and hope you will find it informative and inspiring.

 

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