With remote learning still at the forefront of many Australian classrooms, ViewSonic has created a new platform to enhance video-assisted learning.
Video-assisted learning (VAL) is a method that uses videos to explain complex lessons, making it simpler to understand, and drive more engagement.
While the concept of using videos to enhance learning is not new, ViewSonic says many teachers are sceptical about incorporating videos into their classes because they find it time-consuming to prepare, requires steep learning curve, and quality video content is difficult to access.
As a result, the company has developed the video-assisted learning platform myViewBoard Clips to assist with these challenges.
ViewSonic created the new VAL platform for educators in search of better teaching tools.
Teachers can easily access more than two million educational videos from premier brands, with the videos curated, ad-free, and suitable for all types of curricula.
ViewSonic Australia Marketing Specialist Melanie Adan says this lets teachers spend less time searching for videos and more time teaching.
“Access to these videos allows educators to create interactive and engaging in-class quizzes or homework assignments,” she says.
“Educators can also view student responses from these activities with the click of a button. Many of the videos have supplemental activities correlated to the content of the video. myViewBoard Clips has a lesson plan feature which allows educators to put together videos and activities for a day’s lesson – this gives teachers more time to discuss with their students rather than prepare.”
myViewBoard Clips includes educational video content with millions of vetted, short-form videos from over 150 globally recognised content providers. It can be accessed through myViewBoard, a free-to-use visual learning platform designed by ViewSonic for an enhanced, immersive education experience.
Teachers can browse by subject, date and duration, resulting in them spending less time searching, curating and implementing video resources.
Adan says one of the main challenges teachers and students face daily in the classroom is how to drive engagement.
“For teachers, it is about finding the best way to keep students interested during class and to encourage them to actively exchange ideas and feedback,” she says.
“For students, it is about how to keep focused in class, comprehend the lessons, and enjoy interaction with peers.”
From hardware devices to software, ViewSonic has developed different solutions to improve education spaces, and help educators and students see the difference.
ViewBoard boasts myriad features including a 4K display, 20 points of touch, wired and wireless connectivity, eye-care technologies, powerful and clear speakers, Multi-OS Platform (select Android and/or Windows OS to fit requirements) and internet connectivity.
The whiteboard is designed for school environments and can be readily connected to school networks. It is also flexible enough to be deployed in a variety of classroom settings, such as on motorised height adjustable wall mounts or mobile trollies to support group learning.
They also require little to no maintenance over their lifespan, so teachers don’t need to worry about their classroom being out of action.
With children being exposed to various technology at early stages, Adan says it has found that students absorb new technology quicker than the average adult.
From this, she says it can expect some benefit to incorporating new technologies in the classroom to support changing learning behaviour.
“Digital technology in the classroom opens up new media types not available on its analog versions,” Adan says.
“New technologies make student engagement more fun and interesting, allowing creative and quick ways of passing information.”