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Teachers reveal digital literacy skills gap

Latest Kaltura survey reveals gap between student and teacher digital literacy levels

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | June 13, 2015 | Technology

Video technology platform, Kaltura, has published its second annual State of Video in Education report, an international study that examines the evolving use of video in education.

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 – 40% of respondents rate students’ digital literacy levels as ‘very good’ versus 23% for teachers.

The survey also found that students and educators are becoming much more confident about creating their own video content: 93% of respondents say that teachers create custom videos, while 88% call out students as creators of videos at their institutions.

Video is becoming pervasive: 67% of respondents say that video is used in student assignments, while 59% say it is used for lecture capture. 

Using video for remote teaching/learning is now commonplace in higher education (66%), while flipped classrooms are becoming a widely used form of pedagogy (46%).

Video is also used in a wide range of use cases outside the classroom including: recording campus events for on-demand viewing (53%), marketing and communications (50%) and even as part of the admissions process (24%). 

Respondents included educators, instructional designers, IT professionals, digital media professionals, senior administrators and students from around the globe. Around two thirds were drawn from higher education and a quarter from K-12 institutions.

To download a copy of the Kaltura report, click here.

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