I would like to share findings of video in education through exploration. One major technology trend in education is video. Using video in education provides a positive impact on our students, helping them thrive in their learning.
Video features a wide variety of use outside the higher education classroom, including assignments, communication, lectures, webcasting, and so forth. This impacts teaching and learning by developing the initiative to create an innovative pedagogy such as blended learning environment, integrating online learning and face-to-face instruction. The use of educational videos in classrooms have been rising steadily since 2014 (Kaltura, 2016).
According to Kaltura’s 2016 Report, which describes the general impact of video on the learning experience, 92% of 1500 survey respondents from 2/3 of higher education and 1/5 of K-12 institutions around the globe replied that video improves the learning experience, and 75% of higher education students use video in their assignments.
Transforming learning environments has been an ongoing process throughout my courses. My innovative plan was projected to expand interactive and constructivist learning to create a partially blended learning environment to provide real-world settings, experiences and interactions, and an overview of diversity awareness. This is to allow my American Sign Language students to feel more immersed in the classroom. I wrote a proposal explaining that creating supplemental resources and fully integrating technology into the classroom can increase learner engagement and assist them to develop their expressive and receptive skills efficiently in a timely manner in the ASL II level classroom.
Nevertheless, there are possible complications with video teaching such as poor quality, organization, relevancy, and length of video that can affect student engagement. The references I previously gathered in the literature review contribute information for ASL instructors and myself to understand the role of assistive technology videos to enable students in an inclusive classroom environment.
In addition, I documented backward design planning implements using Understanding by Design (UbD) that provide guidance for instructors or colleagues to improve and strengthen their classroom. This tool helped me to outline my thoughts and see a clearer picture of the learning goals.
I want to work with my colleagues, ASL instructors, to create multiple digital video classroom resources to enhance students’ skills and create ways to immerse them in the language. I have planned an alternative professional learning strategy to implement this August. I am launching the first session on August 21 at 10:30 inviting the ASL instructors. This plan will take place over the course of the ten months, along with self and peer learning activities to create and enrich collaboration. This lifelong learning strategy will allow us to continually keep our skills sharp and up to date, putting our knowledge to work. If you have not, please visit these links in orange above that I have put together containing information and plans.
Kaltura. (2016) The State of Video in Education 2016: A Kaltura Report. Retrieved from https://corp.kaltura.com/sites/default/files/The%20State%20of%20Video%20in%20Education%202016%20-%20A%20Kaltura%20Report.pdf?aliId=165316164