An article entitled “Video That Can Do It All: Use Cases for Education” posted by Julie Steele on September 6, 2013 presented relevant concerns regarding the use of videos for educational purposes. The article therefore disclosed various information on specific scenarios where videos were deemed beneficial when integrated in classroom settings, to wit: (1) in allegedly educating future Olympians through video conferencing at Lowell Whiteman School; (2) in granting wishes to an ailing fifth grader through the installation of video conferencing facilities in the student’s room and enables her to attend and interact with the teacher and classmates despite disparities in locations; (3) in forging alliances among educational institutions, particularly between Barrow County School and Georgia Tech University, video-enabled project paved the way for illuminating and inspiring high school students to learn more on nanotechnology; (4) in apparently hosting endeavors such as mock trial and debates, as promoted by Del Valle ISD, students were accorded with opportunities to widen their scope of learning and improve confidence and leadership skills; and finally, (5) the University of Arkansas saw the opportunity of using mobile video conferencing through the latest technological gadgets (personal computers, desktops, as well as smartphones) to offer online educational programs that cater to diverse academic needs and requirements. These actual scenarios have confirmed that videos have become an instrumental tool that provides enhanced opportunities for learning in a more varied environment.
Julie Steele/”Video That Can Do It All: Use Cases for Education”/Video Conferencing Spot/September 6, 2013.
Steele, J. (2013, September 6). Video That Can Do It All: Use Cases for Education. Retrieved from Video Conferencing Spot: http://www.lifesize.com/videoconferencingspot.com/?p=8065
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