Video and Education
The world today is filled with electronics, and they now span the globe. Students may not have local educators available on a regular basis, but they can use a computer to access classes elsewhere. Video and education have come together to create more opportunities for students, and it has given some communities a way to educate their students without the need to hire additional teachers. Watching videos is now a normal part of learning, and many students have found it is an easy way to absorb information.
The eye is one of the most complex parts of the body, and the brain has a large area to help interpret the environment and input around a person. Recognizing parents, extended family, and even play objects begins in infancy. Children quickly become accustomed to interpreting their world through vision, and video can capitalize on this naturally developed ability. It can show students of any age the information they need to learn without traveling to the far corners of the earth to see it in person.
The visual cortex of the brain is where input is interpreted, but it must be stored for a student to learn. Passing on this information can be difficult with complex concepts, but a video lesson can be repeated multiple times in different formats to help students absorb the knowledge it presents. This type of educational device can keep students actively engaged in the learning process, and the ability to replay key points of information in different ways can help them remember it over time.
Learning is a complex function of the brain, and educators have often found repetition turns their students off. Study and learning comes with a great deal of disciple and habit development, but video learning does not necessarily require that much depth from the student. Repeating the same information in different video formats can help students learn quickly and retain the information into the future.