Education

Video: How Interactivity and Rich Media Change Teaching and Learning

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Executive Summary

Armed with laptops, smartphones, and tablets and connecting through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, a media-savvy generation of students is driving unprecedented change in teaching and learning. With the explosion of social media and its effect on communication, there is growing evidence that video and multimedia content, tools, and streaming capabilities are successfully engaging students in new forms of learning. This paper reviews research findings and demonstrates how video is helping schools around the world overcome distance and financial barriers to expand curriculum options, maximize scarce resources, increase student engagement, improve outcomes and deliver the type of education required for 21st-century global citizens.

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