Video Strategies: Educating Through Video
People from third-world or developing countries who want to get updated or advanced education from industrialized nations are having a hard time, mostly because of immigration or visa requirements.
This much is true in countries like Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom, whose immigration qualifications are very stringent.
In some countries, the United States requires that a certain amount be placed in a trust as a bond to ensure that visitors do return to their countries of origin.
Educators in these developed countries recognize the desire of foreign students to avail themselves of superior standards in education.
This is where the internet becomes a central tool in global, quality education.
If you go online today, you will find plenty of colleges, universities and even Ivy League institutions offering online education ranging from certification, degree, post graduate and doctorate level courses.
These online schools and universities are certainly convenient for those who cannot enter developed countries due to lack of qualifications for visa approval requirements.
In the domestic front, these online schools become an alternative to the physically handicapped or mentally ill.
For people with motor dysfunctions such as Parkinson’s disease, online education becomes a saving grace in their lives. It not only becomes convenient, but it also provides these people with a connection to the world right in their own homes.
Having the burden of education addressed by the internet is a convenience for the operators of care facilities as they can exclusively use these online schools for the education of their patients or as extra sources and materials used in their curriculum.
With all of these in mind, new materials and tools for online instruction need to be developed.
Foremost among these necessary tools is audio and video streaming through the internet.
Audio-video streaming allows for two people to instantly communicate from distinctly separate locations.
An instructor can use the internet to talk to his or her student face to face, so to speak.
One thing our educators agree upon is that there is no better teacher than experience.
In recent years, companies started manufacturing educational videos for use by infants.
By using these video, infants are projected to start learning at an earlier age than before. Because of the audio-video experience, the attention given to these videos by an infant is considerably more than they would give to a children’s book.
In being able to grab attention and interest, the video succeeds in educating the mind of the child.
In the same manner, the use of audio and video in the education of older children, juveniles and adults is a more interesting and entertaining experience than a plain chemistry book.
With a person actually able to see the animated structure of an atom, the curiosity of that individual is stimulated. When people become curious, their imagination becomes active and they strive to gather more information about the subject.
This is where the importance of education through video lies.
The content (assuming that it is interesting) grabs the viewers’ attention and stirs their curiosity, thereby stimulating a thirst for knowledge.
As internet audio-video streaming technology improves, the more use they will become to online educational institutions.
People who have knowledge of how to install and use these utilities are quickly becoming assets to many entrepreneurs, especially those businesses that are situated in the internet.
The use of video streaming technology by websites has ballooned significantly.
Even websites designed by amateurs and those people who have their own blog sites are starting to sprout videos.
Video streaming is starting to grow.
You might want to grow with it.
What are your thoughts?