Most people think of video as a means of entertainment, but it also has huge potential for education. Video brings any type of content to life and can make educational content more impaction and exciting. Here are the biggest benefits of using video for education and why we recommend it.
Video is memorable.
For many people, an interesting video stays on the brain for far longer than an article or audio clip. Because of this, video is highly effective when used for teaching because it is very memorable and will help the information stay with your students for a long time. This is especially true for visual learners, who are likely to connect the educational concepts presented in the video with the visual cues that are used, which will help them retain the information better.
Video helps broaden horizons.
Video can transport viewers to places they have never been to and may never have the opportunity to visit in the future. Because of this, it is an amazing tool to use when teaching about other cultures or other places, because it can give a very in-depth, insightful look at the world that viewers would not get otherwise.
Video is entertaining.
For many people, it is easier to learn when the information is presented in a way that is interesting and genuinely grabs their attention, as opposed to trying to force themselves to absorb a dense chapter from a textbook or even a less-than-inspiring lecture. By using entertaining video content to present new educational concepts, students won’t realize how much they’re learning – they’ll just be engaged by the video.
Video helps clarify concepts.
In many cases, it is difficult to really understand a complex idea unless you can see it visually. This is particularly true in fields like science, where many concepts are highly visual but difficult to experience in everyday life, or even when teaching new skills like a sport or an art, where it helps to see what you need to do before you attempt it. Showing a video to help students understand difficult concepts can make all the difference in their understanding of the ideas.
If you want to add a new layer to your lessons as an educator, consider using video in your lessons. It can help your students see things in a new way that is enjoyable and easy to understand.