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Whether it's lecture capture, the flipped classroom, or online courses, streaming video is crucial to education at all levels from K-12 to doctorate.

Look here for the latest insights into the educational video platforms and tools that facilitate educational video, as well as insights and strategies for how to use them.

5 Best Practices for Using a Lightboard in Instructional Videos

Lightboards are great resources for online video learning, and they can be built for under $200. Here are five tips for getting impressive results every time.

YouTube's Do-it-Yourself Videos Show the Best Teachers Are Online

There are plusses and minuses to having instant access to a world of knowledge, but YouTube's do-it-yourself repair videos are a godsend for technical education.

What Teachers Need to Know When Upgrading an Instructional Camera

For teachers, the most important feature is versatility—a sneaky way of saying the most important feature is having as many features as can be packed into the camera before rendering it uncontrollable.

The Caliper Framework Fills a Need for Classroom Video Analytics

Video learning systems are taking off in schools, but teachers have so far lacked a way to bring that data into their learning management systems. Enter Caliper.

Today's Teachers Need to Learn to Perform in Front of a Camera

Teaching is a performance, but when teachers have to perform to a camera rather than a roomful of students, that performance can go awry.

Interactive Tools Make Classroom Video More Active Than Passive

New offerings from both young and established companies let educators create elaborate personalized videos, and students learn in a more natural way.

Looking to Improve Educational Video? First Improve the Audio

When schools go shopping for video production hardware, they should make audio quality a priority. Here's what to look for when buying new mics.

Educators, Prepare With This Supply List for Teaching With Video

Bringing video into the classroom doesn't have to be expensive. Read this helpful list to discover the seven basic items every classroom should have.

Streaming Video Exploration Makes the World a Little Smaller

Both armchair explorers and scientists are making use of new video technologies that are able to see more deeply than human vision can.

Writing Text for Video: Did Someone Say 'Autumn Aided Cap Shins'?

Maybe, but they probably said "automated captions." Creating reliable captions is a challenge, but educational video has a desperate need for it.

Find a Place for Live Video and Audio Streaming in the Classroom

Today's students grow up in a conflict-free echo chamber created by on-demand entertainment. Live streaming is a place for diverse opinions to come through.

Educators Need Better Video Analytics to Measure Learning

Measuring quality of service is big business in the streaming video world, but educational video metrics lag far behind. Part of the reason is that educators need completely different metrics.

3 Tips for Educators Getting Started With Video Lectures

Recording classroom lectures offers a host of benefits over delivering them live. Here's how instructors can ensure they get the best results.

Educators in a Hurry to Find a Video Solution for Blind Students

Starting in January, educational and training videos will need to be accessible to the blind, but audio descriptions are difficult to create. Is there a better option?

What Educational Video Producers Can Learn From Moneyball

Breaking out of conventional ways of thinking could pay big dividends for educational video production. Where is the art in today's classroom video?

More Than Enough Is Too Much: Educational Video Is Overused

Creating educational videos is easy—too easy—and that's a problem. To best reach students, educators need to diversify their presentation tools.

Colleges Need to Safeguard Video in a Standards-Based World

As more colleges and universities invest in video lessons, they're challenged to keep that content secure. Here's the strategy that makes the grade right now.

Shooting 4K Video in the Classroom: What's the Big Hurry?

For educational video, some choose to shoot in 4k so they can zoom and enhance in post, but stream in mobile-friendly 720p. However, there's no reason to rush to 4K just yet.

Do Off-the-Shelf Video Solutions Make the Grade for Elearning?

When smaller educational organizations look for affordable online video systems, they don't find the features that come standard in advanced elearning platforms.