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  • 11 July 2018 13:17

Kaltura 2018 Video in Education survey reveals 20% increase in Lecture Capture use over last two years

International survey of over 1,500 respondents also attributes high value to video assignments, mobile video experiences, and interactive video quizzes, and explores future trends such as personalising video-based learning

AUSTRALIA, July 11, 2018 – The 2018 State of Video in Education report from leading technology video provider Kaltura ( reveals a sharp uptake in higher education institutions’ use of Lecture Capture, up 21% from 65% in 2016 to 79% this year. There is a strong appetite for capturing more than just the classes taking place in standard lecture halls too, with 10% of all those responding, saying they already capture over half of all classes wherever they take place, and 31% keen to follow their lead. Overall, 88% of respondents across higher education and K-12 either already use Lecture Capture tools or intend to in the future.

Based on a survey of over 1,500 educational professionals, staff, technologists and students from around the world, this fifth annual report from Kaltura looks at the impact video is having on education and where educators see the future of video. The survey was conducted online during April and May 2018.

The use of video by students for assignments is on the rise, at 69% this year, up from 59% in 2017. Interestingly, video feedback on student assignments is also growing and is now used by more than a third of institutions (35%) – up from 27% last year – perhaps due to the growth in remote learning.

The survey also found there is a groundswell of adoption of more advanced video functionality. Closed captions are in use at over half (52%) of institutions today, while 34% use interactive video quizzes to help students learn more effectively. Mobile apps that make it easy for students to watch videos on the move, or offline, are used by 39% of institutions, and a further 53% are eager to add this capability.

Other findings include growing momentum for video creation among students in K-12 (primary/secondary) institutions, where 21% report that over half of their students are involved in creating (as opposed to simply watching) video; among higher education respondents, the figure is a little lower at 15%.

Digital literacy remains high on the agenda as a critical skill for today’s students in an era of fake news and 95% view video as an important part of digital literacy. A resounding 97% feel it is important to continue to raise the level of digital and video literacy among both teachers and students. The good news is that 83% of students are already considered to be highly digitally literate, with teachers snapping at their heels with 78%.

Looking ahead, 97% think that interactive videos, which encourage engagement and help students to learn, will be important; similarly, 97% anticipate that self-paced curriculums and personalised learning paths will be of considerable value to many students; and 94% see predictive analytics as a game changer in education, helping to boost learning outcomes.

The study also found that video has a positive impact on student achievements (84%), on increasing educator collaboration and professional development (83%), and on streamlining the on-boarding process for new students (80%).

Educational technologies such as video are expected to play an increasingly larger role in the move towards a digital classroom, being a medium that helps learners to visualise abstract concepts and augments the capability and capacity of educators. Today, creating and consuming video content is easier than it has ever been, with available bandwidth, popularity of pay TV services such as Netflix, and video capabilities built into the ubiquitous smartphones contributing to video being a more accepted and viable delivery option than it was just 5 years ago.

Catalysing this trend is a KPMG study that determined innovation in the digital environment to be among the top concerns of business leaders in Australia. This could lead to accelerated digital transformation within the education sector as educators seek to prepare students for the workplace of the future. Students of today will expect the institutions they attend to support the latest innovations, while institutions will in turn be focused on equipping students with the digital skillsets necessary to excel in the modern workplace through the integration of video technologies, AI, and immersive experiential learning in education.

“Video-based learning experiences continue to expand and improve. I am excited to see usage trends on the rise, along with broader distribution of the various tools both in the hands of professors and students,” said Kaltura’s Co-founder, President & General Manager – Enterprise & Learning, Dr. Michal Tsur. “Looking at our 2018/19 roadmap we continue to invest in the areas of video capture tools, interactivity, quizzing, and accessibility. We are particularly excited about the possibilities opened with our introduction of interactive personalised video learning paths, which coupled with powerful analytics, can significantly improve learning experiences and outcomes.”

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About Kaltura

Kaltura's mission is to power any video experience. A recognised leader in the EdVP (Education Video Platform), EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) Cloud TV, and OVP (Online Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform with the broadest use cases and appeal.

Kaltura’s Enterprise and Learning business unit helps organizations from all industries power video across the organisation, both internally – for employees and students, and externally – for customers and partners, live and VOD, on any device. Kaltura offers the tools to create and manage video that can power every department. With Kaltura’s video solutions, organisations can improve communication, drive engagement, share knowledge, increase collaboration, boost creativity, and improve learning results. For more information visit

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