How Video is Being Used in Education in 2017

Earlier this week, we published The State of Video in Education 2017 – A Kaltura Report. We’ve already shared an infographic highlighting some of the top statistics about how video is being used in education this year. But we’d like to dive a little deeper into the data and explore.

How Do Teachers and Students Use Video for Education in 2017?

First, let’s take a look at how teachers are using video.

using video in the classroom

20% of our respondents are reporting that more than half the educators in their institutions are using video as part of the curriculum. When you isolate just educators, the answers jump to 26%.

How does this compare to last year? Pretty consistent, actually. In 2016, 23% of the full population and 25% of the educators-only reported more than half of teachers at their school used video in the curriculum. That’s well within a normal fluctuation. Using video for education can be considered a pretty well-established practice at this point.

What about students? Well, just asking how many consume video isn’t very interesting. Instead, we wanted to know how many students were actively using video themselves: creating or repurposing video as part of their coursework as opposed to merely watching it passively.

students' active use of video in education

As you might expect, this isn’t as far along. We have a larger group reporting less than 10% of students actively using video than we had for teachers. But interestingly enough, 21% of respondents (13% of educators) report that more than 50% of their students are actively using video.

Active video use by students, year over year

Compared to last year, however, this represents a significant increase. In 2016, only 10% of respondents thought the majority of students were actively using video. Now?  21%. That’s an increase of 110%!

Changes in Remote Teaching and Learning

Remote teaching and learning is another place where comparing last year’s stats against this year’s is interesting.

Last year, 28% said their institution used video for remote teaching and learningNow it’s 66%. That’s a relative increase of 135%.

And by the way? It’s even higher if you look at just higher education. 73% of higher ed institutions use video for remote teaching and learning.

Remote video capabilities are also being used to let presenters who are not based at the institution to teach and lecture to students. More than half (54%) of all respondents say they’re are already benefiting from this.

So expect to see more remote teaching and active use of video by students!

Want more insight into how video is being used in education? Read the full “The State of Video in Education 2017 – A Kaltura Report“.

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