More educators are turning to digital video through the use of flipped learning and customized instruction. Digital video is transforming teaching and learning.
Still, challenges remain, some say, including difficulty in sifting through the vast number of resources to identify quality digital content. Education Week (premium article
While the growth of online content, social networking, and multimedia production tools have all helped educators reconsider how students should consume, discuss, and demonstrate mastery of content, only the dramatic increase in video availability has led directly to the “flipped classroom” movement.
And with an increasing national focus on making more Internet bandwidth available in school and at home, there is a sense that schools are only beginning to explore video’s true educational possibilities.
Educational video, as much as any other kind of content, originates from a wide range of sources that can make selecting the best content item for a given instructor or classroom an overwhelming task, however. Even the definition of what makes a high-quality educational video has changed along with the technology that is used to record, produce, and consume one.
“Part of the challenge when you have this massive array of video resources is vetting both for the appropriateness and for the value,” said Mark Edwards, the superintendent of the 5,500-student Mooresville, N.C., school district.
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