The world of education is changing rapidly, and not always for the better. Schools are underfunded, teachers are overworked and students are less engaged than ever before. But there’s hope on the horizon: video conferencing systems like WebEx® and Zoom can help educators collaborate more easily, reduce costs in the classroom, improve student performance and much more. Let’s take a look at how broadcast and streaming video is changing education for the better:
Reduced Costs in the Classroom
The cost of broadcast and streaming video is a major reason why schools are adopting these technologies. There are many expenses associated with traditional video equipment, including:
Equipment costs (purchasing cameras, monitors, etc.)
Maintenance and service costs (keeping equipment in good working order)
Training and support costs (paying instructors to teach students how to use the technology)
Upgrade/replacement costs (buying new equipment when it becomes obsolete or breaking down)
Improved Collaboration Between Educators
In addition to being able to access educational content from anywhere, educators can share content with students. This means that teachers have the ability to quickly and easily create videos or other forms of digital media for their students, who then have the ability to download it on their phones and computers. This makes it possible for students to collaborate on projects where they might not be able to do so in person—for example, if one student is at home and another student is at school but both need access to a particular textbook chapter for a project they’re working on together.
Teachers are also able to use different tools when collaborating with other teachers or parents because streaming video has removed geographical barriers between classrooms around the world. For example, an elementary school teacher could use Skype or FaceTime (or some other similar service) as an outlet for communicating with his or her colleagues at another school district—maybe even another state! Or maybe she wants advice about how best to deal with her class’ behavior problems; these days there are plenty of forums online dedicated specifically towards helping teachers connect with each other so that they can learn from each others’ experiences without ever leaving their own classrooms (or homes).
A More Engaging Education Experience
The most essential element of the learning process is engagement. When students are engaged, they learn more effectively and retain information longer. Key to engagement is making sure your learning materials are interactive and engaging. Video can be used to engage students in two ways: it allows instructors to demonstrate difficult or abstract concepts, or it enables students to experience a concept through first-hand observation. Either way, video helps you effectively engage with and teach your audience by giving them both visual and auditory stimulation, which increases their retention rate by 100%.
High-Quality Audio and Visual Communication
High quality audio and visual communication.
Broadcast and streaming video systems can increase collaboration, streamline presentation processes and improve the quality of education experiences. Streaming and broadcast systems can help reduce costs. Using a streaming or broadcast system will reduce the need for bulky projectors, which can be expensive to maintain, repair and replace. In addition, these systems are less expensive to buy than traditional projectors as they don’t require additional hardware like cables, power supplies or even screens. The savings from these reductions are passed on directly to you in the form of lower prices for your educational establishment.
Video can be a powerful tool in the education space, whether it’s used as part of an online course or in a classroom setting. The benefits of broadcast and streaming video systems for educators include reduced costs, improved collaboration between educators and students, high-quality audio and visual communication. These advantages will allow students to develop deeper understanding of topics through interactive learning experiences that are more exciting than ever before.