YouTube And New Media In The Classroom

YouTube And New Media In The Classroom

YouTube and New Media in The Classroom

One thing many of us may remember from our elementary, middle, or high school careers was the exhaustive process for bringing in a movie or video clip into the classroom. The teacher was forced to go retrieve a television cart with a VCR, spend long minutes finding a remote and configuring the thing while students were left to their own devices, and much of the time many videos desired for class instruction were unobtainable in the first place. Imagine the relief of teachers these days, then, as they continue to implement cloud video services like YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and many others as a means of bringing students related video information and media to support classroom learning. From showing films alongside novels to invite student analysis and comparisons, to bringing in new media programs like TED Talks to enhance learning and provoke meaningful debate, cloud video services are quickly becoming not just an addition, but indeed the norm for teachers in their curriculum and instruction planning.

youtube

The utilization of cloud video services in the classroom is really a no brainer when you consider it. Aside from student engagement and interest being spiked by a change in classroom routine and instruction, videos are usually an excellent way to present or review concepts in a different fashion. This kind of multimodal instruction has been demonstrated time and again by research to be perhaps the most effective form of both growing student development, and maintaining student retention. Aside from the ability to show videos, perhaps even more exciting is the ability for students to both utilize videos in presentations and classroom assessments, as well as the opportunity for students to work creatively in producing video media projects as an alternative to traditional oral or written assignments.

A further benefit of the cloud has been the growing number of companies and groups developing video media specifically geared toward utilizing the cloud to enhance classroom learning. Foremost among these has been TED, the lecture series group that has now decided to focus specifically on education as well. Recently, TED released TED Ed, a one-stop shop for educators chock full of TED Talks that are both meaningful and designed specifically for classroom instruction. Educators can post discussion questions, mark video annotations (just as they can on YouTube) to insert “lecture notes” into videos, and integrate the videos into instruction instead of simply replacing it.

Certainly, the potential for integration of cloud video services has yet to even be fully realized. As teachers and video services both continue to develop new and interesting ways to gear this technology toward classroom instruction, the potential for enhancing student development, classroom learning, and student retention continues to grow as well. Beyond that, with video media becoming a dominant form of communication in the 21st century, the introduction of this type of media to students during their early academic careers is also a logical next step toward ensuring their preparation for careers in the world today.

By Adam Hausman

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data The modern enterprise is digital. It relies on accurate and timely data to support the information and process needs of its workforce and its customers. However, data suffers from a likability crisis. It’s as essential to us as oxygen, but because we don’t see it, we take it for granted.…

Your Biggest Data Security Threat Could Be….

Your Biggest Data Security Threat Could Be….

Paying Attention To Data Security Your biggest data security threat could be sitting next to you… Data security is a big concern for businesses. The repercussions of a data security breach ranges from embarrassment, to costly lawsuits and clean-up jobs – particularly when confidential client information is involved. But although more and more businesses are…

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Cloud Security Mindset Businesses are becoming wise to the compelling benefits of cloud computing. When adopting cloud, they need a high level of confidence in how it will be risk-managed and controlled, to preserve the security of their information and integrity of their operations. Cloud implementation is sometimes built up over time in a business,…

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Incident Response Planning – Part 1 The topic of cybersecurity has become part of the boardroom agendas in the last couple of years, and not surprisingly — these days, it’s almost impossible to read news headlines without noticing yet another story about a data breach. As cybersecurity shifts from being a strictly IT issue to…

Technology Influencer in Chief: 5 Steps to Success for Today’s CMOs

Technology Influencer in Chief: 5 Steps to Success for Today’s CMOs

Success for Today’s CMOs Being a CMO is an exhilarating experience – it’s a lot like running a triathlon and then following it with a base jump. Not only do you play an active role in building a company and brand, but the decisions you make have direct impact on the company’s business outcomes for…

Is Machine Learning Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete?

Is Machine Learning Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete?

Machine Learning and Data Scientists In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were fundamental to their business strategies. Although the field of computer and information research scientists is growing faster than any other occupation, the increasing applicability of data science across business sectors is leading to an exponential…

Maintaining Network Performance And Security In Hybrid Cloud Environments

Maintaining Network Performance And Security In Hybrid Cloud Environments

Hybrid Cloud Environments After several years of steady cloud adoption in the enterprise, an interesting trend has emerged: More companies are retaining their existing, on-premise IT infrastructures while also embracing the latest cloud technologies. In fact, IDC predicts markets for such hybrid cloud environments will grow from the over $25 billion global market we saw…

How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

Data Insecurity In The Cloud Today’s escalating attacks, vulnerabilities, breaches, and losses have cut deeply across organizations and captured the attention of, regulators, investors and most importantly customers. In many cases such incidents have completely eroded customer trust in a company, its services and its employees. The challenge of ensuring data security is far more…

Beacons Flopped, But They’re About to Flourish in the Future

Beacons Flopped, But They’re About to Flourish in the Future

Cloud Beacons Flying High When Apple debuted cloud beacons in 2013, analysts predicted 250 million devices capable of serving as iBeacons would be found in the wild within weeks. A few months later, estimates put the figure at just 64,000, with 15 percent confined to Apple stores. Beacons didn’t proliferate as expected, but a few…