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Video increasingly being used for remote education in Asia

Anuradha Shukla | Sept. 25, 2017
Lecture capture tools is a major growth area for video, according to Kaltura's new report.


More educational institutions in Asia are now using videos for remote teaching and learning, according to Kaltura's State of Video in Education report .

Two-thirds (66 percent) of the respondents said that their institutions now use these capabilities, up from 28 percent in 2016. 

Nearly four in 10 (39 percent) of those surveyed also shared that students studying remotely at their institutions are already using video-based solutions to join live classes and lectures.

Besides that, remote video capabilities are also being used to let presenters who are not based at the institution to teach and lecture students, with 54 percent of all respondents saying that they are already benefiting from this.

The study also found that lecture capture tools is a major growth area for video. Almost 6 in 10 (59 percent) respondents said that their institutions are using lecture capture tools, up from 33 percent in 2016.  

In addition, while only 38 percent of institutions surveyed capture more than 25 percent of their classrooms today, nearly half (47 percent) of the respondents are keen to extend this to cover at least half of their classrooms in near future.

"This study shows how video technologies are reshaping the world of education, opening up opportunities for students and lecturers to teach and learn remotely in a highly engaged and collaborative way," said Dr. Michal Tsur, co-founder, president & general manager - enterprise & learning, Kaltura. "And according to 39 percent of respondents, students studying remotely at their institution are using video-based solutions to join live classes and lectures, which engenders this strong sense of community."


New ways of teaching and learning

Findings of the survey indicate that teaching skills by recording students practising in class is up from 33 percent last year to 54 percent in 2017.

Flipped classrooms -- where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, before assimilating that knowledge through discussion or debates during class -- have grown in popularity after the initial hype, with 53 percent now using this approach, up from 45 percent a year ago.

About half (45 percent) of the educational institutions surveyed are using mobile apps to let students watch video on the go, with a further 48 percent interested to do the same.

Widespread adoption of video technology holds high potential across Asian youths who are largely comprised of digital natives, being very much attuned to consuming content and videos online for learning.

"Moving ahead, Kaltura foresees the growing number of digital natives and mature learners as the catalysts that will drive the widespread adoption of video across the regional education sector," said Eylon Cohen, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific - Enterprise and Education, Kaltura


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