Educational Videos Are Changing the World. Are You Keeping Up?

Digital videos are influencing every aspect of our lives and culture, and the education sector hasn’t been spared. It is undeniable that YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo, and other online video sharing platforms have made notable contributions to the education sector. Millions of educational videos are created, shared, and consumed every passing month, and their popularity is only soaring. Outside of the classroom, people are relying on these videos to do literally everything. Do you want to change a tire? Or do you want to know how to cook a special Asian meal? Or are you keen on learning a new dance move? Well, there are tons of educational videos that you can check out online.

Remarkably, the availability of educational videos is making information more accessible and easier to consume. This new wave came at the right time when almost every millennial in the world owns a smartphone and has affordable and convenient access to the internet. That is why over 90% of all educational video consumers are below 35 years. And because these videos are short and precise, millennials are now able to comprehend even the abstract topics that were traditionally considered impossible. People are now processing information faster and more efficiently, and are able to memorize most of it.

How else are educational videos changing the world?

  1. They are making learning fun and engaging

The future of learning is anchored on the concept of maximal engagement, better appeal, and tech-driven growth. Modern-day learners aren’t finding many benefits in traditional classrooms, particularly due to the challenges traditional teaching methods face in regard to student engagement. That is why educational videos and platforms such as Generation Genius are gaining lots of favor in the eyes of modern students.

Educational videos are leveraging the deep personal relationship that millennials have with their smartphones and computers. The videos are speaking the language of technology- the language that has taken over the world already. They are short, precise, and interactive enough to keep the modern learner interested, something that traditional classrooms struggle to do. Besides, because the attention span of the modern student seems to have declined, these videos come with tons of educational songs and motivational content that get learners hooked up.

  1. They are putting learners in control

Learners, both in schools and outside school, have huge volumes of valuable information to consume- and at their own pace. Anyone looking for learning assistance can find a variety of educational videos addressing his problem. Millions of experts from all over the world are posting educational videos on YouTube and other digital channels every year, offering knowledge seekers rich insights on a variety of topics. It is now easier, for example, to learn how to file your taxes via a short educational video. Complex topics such as math and science have been demystified as well. Learners are able to access content from premier educational institutions and to share ideas amongst one another. At the end of the day, information seekers are able to take control of their learning process.

  1. Learning institutions are now faced with the task of meeting the rising demand for quality learning videos

Education stakeholders are now being forced to reimagine their teaching methods and come up with useful educational videos for their learners. Going into the future, when virtual learning gets fully integrated into mainstream learning, learners will be taking classes from remote locations, anywhere on the planet. Location barriers will be a thing of the past. Universities and colleges that will not have invested in quality learning videos and online courses will struggle to attract the best minds.

  1. Content creators are now able to reach out to more potential knowledge seekers worldwide

An informative short video can reach millions of people within less than a month. Anyone with something useful to share with the world doesn’t have to seek formal employment anymore. All a content creator needs to do is produce a high-quality video and post it online. Knowledge seekers, teachers, and their affiliate learning institutions are also very willing to purchase helpful learning materials. If you are a plumber, for example, you don’t need to work as a plumber to earn a living. You can make good money for educating people online on how to fix different plumbing problems in their homes.


Even as educational videos overhaul learning experiences and teaching processes as we know them now, we must be careful as parents and educators not to expose kids to inappropriate digital content. Parental control is needed now more than ever. As for adult knowledge seekers, it is important to confirm the authenticity of every educational video you buy or stumble upon online before trusting the information they convey. Not all educational videos are worthy of your time and/or money.


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