Assessing the Impact of Educational Video on Student Engagement, Critical Thinking and Learning: The Current State of Play

| February 21, 2018

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Video-based learning has long been used as an educational tool to assist in classroom teaching, with earliest usage noted during the Second World War (Yousef et al., 2014). A number of recent advances, most notably the rapid growth in access to high speed internet through homes, schools and personal devices such as tablets or smartphones, have had a significant impact in changing the learning environment and accelerating video use in higher education. Researchers note an “explosion” in online courses and a rapidly changing comprehension of how video can be used effectively to enhance learning (Schneps et al. 2010).This paper collects much of the best and most recent research addressing these questions in the context of higher education, and makes some research contributions that are presented here for the first time.

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