The influence of digital mediums on our culture is undeniable, especially digital videos. Some of the video-sharing sites/apps boast millions of views every month. With digital videos increasingly gaining popularity, it is only natural to add this medium within the educational setting.
Here are a few benefits of using Audio Visuals within the education system:
- How It Benefits Students
Videos create a more engaging sensory experience than just the use of print materials. It engages the sensory experience. Students get to see and hear concepts that they are learning. And can process it the way they process everyday interactions.
They are convenient and are a go-to resource that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, sometimes with the help of an internet connection. They are accessible on most devices, from smartphones to tablets to laptops. You can stop or restart the video as many times as you need, which enhances knowledge retention. You can review them long after the first lesson.
Videos assist in learning all subjects, especially topics that might be complex or highly visual. In addition, they help in teaching issues that require step by step procedures—problem-solving or mathematical and scientific formulas. Video editing is also a great subject or a hobby for students to pursue.
Suppose a student is interested in a career as a video editor, a Filmmaker, etc. In that case, there are many video editing schools out there and free online videos that teach you how to edit videos.
- How It Benefits Teachers
Videos help in increasing student engagement, which in turn helps students boost their achievements. It increases students’ interest in the subject so that they can process and remember their materials better. It is a flexible way to pause, rewind or skip through to an important point, at which you can have a class discussion.
Videos promote remote learning opportunities so that teachers can teach students from all over the world. Teachers nowadays can make their video teaching resources themselves with the help of a few editing apps for videos. In addition, many videos nowadays contain analytic features that enable teachers to track student engagement and attendance while viewing.
- How They Benefit Institutions
Videos have the potential to improve marketing and communications. It helps to broaden your audience by reaching a more significant number of people. Videos can be posted on your institution’s website or linked in an email or digital advertisement, or posted on social media.
It is usually tricky for schools to assemble all their faculty and staff in the same place and at the same time, which results in them acquiring information in fragments. Videos make for more flexible faculty and staff training. In addition, using videos ensures that all the staff has equal access to the data. This option also serves as an archive to review at any time.
You can also use it to record campus events for live or on-demand viewing. Videos are also a great way to increase online course offerings. University online programs are prevalent and can give the institution a diverse student population.