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Why AI in Video Matters for The Future of Education—The Teacher’s Perspective


The onset of the pandemic completely disrupted education—no more pencils, no more books, no teacher’s dirty looks—at least not in person anyway. 2020 accelerated us into a new era of learning where teachers and students not only were forced to digitize their interactions, but had to discover new ways to continue to learn via screens. 

These changes left the education sector in dire need of innovative ideas that lead to progress. In 2020, 91% of educational institutions said they believe that implementing video in learning increases student satisfaction, and 80% believe it increases student achievement and professional development. AI has been making big strides as well, with the nascent market for AI in education expected to reach $6 billion by the year 2025. 

In this blog we will go over why implementing video, and more importantly AI in video, will help your teachers and students keep up in these technology-dependent times.

The Current Battle with Search Fatigue

How can a teacher hope to assemble the best content that will fire up their students and keep them engaged, when the choices are so broad and so difficult to navigate?

Search fatigue sets in pretty quickly when researching most anything. It blunts our capacity to draw connections and organize the information being reviewed.

It happens to us all the time—just picking out the right shampoo at the grocery store means sifting through a (mostly irrelevant) barrage of choices. Online search is even worse—good luck finding that specific brand of gluten-free crackers that your friend mentioned yesterday. Now that everything has become digitized, this phenomenon is further aggravated. School, work, and social life plays out across multiple digital landscapes as we are constantly interacting on screen. 

We either battle with search fatigue—sifting through the overwhelming blast of Google results —or search failure if results are too narrow or miss the mark entirely.

All this was true even before online learning was pushed to center stage this past year.  Suddenly, critical knowledge is being captured in video—classes and lectures are happening live on Zoom, and being recorded.  But often, that’s where their value ends, because the video is opaque! The meaning—the context—locked within is virtually invisible. 

What’s been missing is a way to crack those recordings open and make them useful, living assets.

This is where AI in video comes in. By using AI to understand the topics being discussed, video suddenly becomes searchable. By using AI to build an actionable table of contents, video suddenly becomes interactive and engaging. Ziotag enables highly relevant, precise, and accurate search results with AI—dramatically advancing the potential in education.

AI in Video Empowers Teachers

AI in video helps to streamline the discovery of content for those who are shaping the next generation of minds. 

Teachers have always been responsible for so much content creation. Teachers must create new lesson plans for each class across a wide range of curricula. It is extremely difficult for one person to wade through all of the ideas and topics that can be related to one subject—especially when you consider that educational boards often update the curriculum every year. 

With the help of AI in video, teachers can easily assemble a cohesive curriculum through various multimedia channels. It helps open the door for teachers to connect their lesson plans to contexts beyond the traditional textbook—enriching students’ learning with relevant ideas and concepts through searchable video. Ziotag’s AI in particular helps to find content via ideas—far beyond straight transcript or keyword search.  A teacher can be confident they are getting the most targeted, relevant results.

AI in video assists teachers in infusing their classrooms with real-life knowledge and experiential, interactive learning—even if the students are remote.

The Future of Education

With such a massive escalation in digital content, it is important for educational institutions to update their approach to learning. Different content formats are crucial to help enable true facilitation of learning. This accelerated move to virtual classrooms has shown that there are many advantages in learning from home. Tune in next time for how AI in video can help incubate learning from the student perspective.

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