The new look of learning: VIL

The new look of learning: VIL

Video Integrated Learning. That’s what we’re calling it.

So, what is ‘it’? As you likely know if you’re reading this piece, DLA create learning experiences that are engaging and effective, with video at their heart. Many clients with whom we work ultimately ask us for two key deliverable assets at the end of a project - the video, and the learning materials - and many of them see these as two separate things. We don’t.

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The rise of a video generation

The rise of a video generation

The idea of using film or video in learning is hardly new. In 1913 the inventor Thomas Edison predicted that within ten years books would be obsolete because it was “possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture”. Despite some great educational film and TV during the 20th century from the likes of Disney and the BBC, the revolution didn’t happen on schedule.

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Nicholas Mirzoeff’s How to See the World

Nicholas Mirzoeff’s How to See the World

The simplest concept of education video would be this: whatever teachers can do using text and still images, they can also do using moving picture. But there’s also a compelling case that video uniquely enables an alternative and perhaps more valuable set of learnings.

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