Video in Education Survey Reveals Trends in Digital Literacy

Kaltura ( today published its second annual State of Video in Education report, a comprehensive international study that examines the evolving use of video in education. Over 1,200 respondents took the online survey in April 2015.

Key findings include a considerable gap between student and teacher digital literacy levels, indicating that many teachers will need to enhance their skills to keep pace with students. According to almost all respondents, teachers and students now create their own custom videos in addition to using free or licensed content. Furthermore, two thirds of institutions incorporate video in student assignments.

One particular area of interest for the education community is the ideal length of time for educational video content. Respondents overwhelmingly consider ten minutes or under as optimal (71%), which may be a reflection of students’ desire for shorter YouTube-length content. However,28% of the educators questioned single out 10-30 minutes as the optimal length, perhaps influenced by the popularity of the 18-minute TED video format.

To download a copy of the report, click here.