Why educators want to stick with video beyond COVID

27% of educators "want to rethink education entirely," survey finds
By: | November 17, 2020
A large majority of educators said that video has bolstered student achievement and many teachers also reported positive impacts on their own job satisfaction, according to a survey. (GettyImages/South_agency) A large majority of educators said that video has bolstered student achievement and many teachers also reported positive impacts on their own job satisfaction, according to a survey. (GettyImages/South_agency)

Despite COVID’s disruptions, only 5% of educators hope to return to the pre-pandemic classroom where online learning was rare, according to a report released Tuesday.

More than two-thirds want to stick with a hybrid of in-person and online learning while 27% of educators “want to rethink education entirely,” according to the State of Video in Education Survey by cloud video provider Kaltura.

A large majority of educators said that video has bolstered student achievement and many teachers also reported positive impacts on their own job satisfaction.

More than 70% of educators are now using three different formats of instructions while 17% are experimenting with eight or more methods that blend in-person and remote learning and synchronous and asynchronous video, according to the survey of 500 global educators.


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Those formats include fully remote virtual classrooms, lectures pre-recorded at home, live broadcasts from home, online lectures in front of small classes and in-person, experiential learning labs.

While most educators reporting having access to easy-to-use video creation tools, only about half said their educational institutions were providing training in video development, the survey found.

The survey also found:

  • In 2019, 31% of institutions reported half or more of their students creating video for class. In 2020, that number jumped to 44.6%.
  • Some educators said they needed staff to assist with video creation (28%), a dedicated recording studio (31%), and interactive video creation tools (27%).
  • Use of video for internal school communications grew by 92%.

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