Join Renaldo Lawrence for an in-depth discussion in this video Today's teaching landscape, part of Teaching Technical Skills Through Video.
- In today's educational landscape, it is critical that schools and educators start creating their own content based around their curriculum. The idea is call personalized learning and it refers to a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations or cultural backgrounds of individual students.
Wow, now that's a mouthful. But, to me, personalized learning is the practice of creating content that's diverse enough to meet your students' individual needs. Personalized learning is so critical today and developing the interactive curriculum necessary to engage our students gives us the opportunity to change the students' experiences of school, and their lives. This is where video comes to the forefront. We as educators have a great responsibility to teach students how to teach themselves, because this is what they will encounter when they enter the workforce.
Studies have shown that nearly 80% of companies leverage elearning to train their workforce. Companies such as Cisco have stated that by 2017 video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic. Video on-demand traffic alone will have increased three times. Nielsen claims 64% of marketeers expect video to dominate their strategy in the near future.
While YouTube itself receives more than one billion unique visitors every month. That's more than any other channel apart from Facebook. In the UK alone, three Britains visit at least one online video a week. That's a weekly audience of 20 million people. If a picture paints a thousand words, then one minute of video is worth 1.8 million, so says Forrester's researchers. There can be no doubt that video has gone mainstream.
And this presents an opportunity for us as educators to engage our students like never before.
- Understanding students' learning styles
- Using support materials
- Exploring example content
- Preparing video lessons
- Using TubeChop, Adobe Spark, and other video applications
- Connecting with other teachers