9 Statistics Show How Live Video for Education is Changing the Classroom [Infographic]

Live video for education is in greater demand now than ever before. New technologies are changing the way students engage with their coursework. Live video in the classroom opens up new possibilities and makes education more accessible. Many students are “digital natives,” and expect learning institutions to meet them online.

Livestreaming educational content has benefits for instructors as well. Live video is more engaging and dynamic than plain text. Additionally, online courses are on the rise: the classroom of the future will use live video to reach students at every level.

1. 5.8M students enrolled in at least one online course in 2014 – up 3.9 percent from 2013. (Source: Babson Survey Research Group)
2. 55% of college presidents predict students will take at least some online classes by 2022. (Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)
3. 77% of colleges offer online courses. (Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)
4. 86% of colleges and universities have a presence on YouTube. (Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)
5. College students (aged 18-34) own an average of 6.8 digital devices each. (Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)
6. 78% of college students prefer smartphones to other digital devices. (Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)
7. 27% of audiences are would watch a live educational talk or lectures. (Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)
8. Teachers finding value in video content has increased each year since 2007.
9. 68% of educators believe that video content stimulates discussions.
a. 66% believe video increases student motivation.

b. 55% believe it helps teachers be more creative.

c. 62% believe video helps teachers be more effective.

d. 61% believe video is preferred by students.
(Source: The Impact of Broadcast and Streaming Video on Education, Cisco)

This Week on Livestream | October 16, 2017

Watch live as singer, songwriter, and activist Billy Bragg honors Woodie Guthrie, Gabrielle Union stops at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee raises money for Puerto Rico.

Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile (Sea Lice By The Seaside) | Pitchfork Live
Monday, October 16
“Philly country-psych zen master Kurt Vile and Australian indie-rock orator Courtney Barnett are at once an odd couple and a perfect union—not so much a mirror image of one another as a negative exposure.”

Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir | Author Event
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM ET
Where the Past Begins is a memoir of Amy Tan’s life, art, and deeply personal inspirations that frame her fiction.”

Remembering Woody: An Evening with Billy Dragg and Friends | The Greene Space
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM ET
“Join singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg and special guests for an evening commemorating the 50th anniversary of folk music icon Woody Guthrie’s death.”

Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour | Author Events
Thursday, October 19
7:30 PM ET
“Gabrielle Union’s new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, is an intimate, urgent collection of essays about race, bullying, competition between women in Hollywood, and her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault.”

40 Years of Cosmic Discovery: Celebrating the Voyager Missions and Humanity’s Message to Space | Cornell Alumni
Thursday, October 19
“Only one human-touched object has ever entered interstellar space: NASA’s Voyager 1, bearing with it greetings to extraterrestrials in the form of a Golden Record. Cornell will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Voyagers 1 and 2 and the university’s central role in the missions.”

Vitaly Bulgarov Live & Uncut: Designing for Films, Games & Real-World Robotic | Gnomon
Friday, October 20
10 PM ET
“Join Gnomon School of VFX to learn about the career path of Vitaly Bulgarov, hear his personal insights, and get meaningful answers to your very own questions.”

Boston for Puerto Rico | Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Saturday, October 21
“Students from all departments of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be performing in a benefit concert to raise money for hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. All proceeds will be donated to Unidos por Puerto Rico.”

Sexual Assault Crisis Center | Shall We Dance 2017
Saturday, October 21
“Shall We Dance is an uplifting and entertaining event that increases awareness about sexual assault while helping the Sexual Assault Crisis Center.”

Harold in Italy | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 21
“On a program with DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.”