Video-Supported Education Alliance

The ViSuAL project has multiple target groups, each one of them have their interest in either participating in the project or just staying updated about it’s development:

    1. Educational institutions
    2. Teachers
    3. Students (HE/VE)
    4. EdTech companies
    5. Researchers
    6. Policy makers
    7. Teacher

How is the project relevant for Educational institutions?

Short term benefits of ViSuAL for higher education institutions:

• Facilitated uptake of video-based communication tools in education

• Teachers leading the experimentations are capacitated in the use of the video-based
communication tools.

• Integration of video-supported collaborative learning into the teacher training curricula

• Teachers’ manuals on the facilitation of professional development via video-supported
collaborative learning

• Availability of assessment tools to monitor and support students’ conceptual development

• A vision for modernization of education with state-of-the-art video solutions

Long term benefits for higher education institutions:

• Collaboration with companies will raise the profile and impact of the research conducted by HEIs
and facilitate keeping up with the advances of the digital era

• Transformation of curricula in different fields with the integration of video-supported education
via skilled teachers that have been capacitated in teacher education, in-service training or collegial
support from teacher trainers

• Improved learning outcomes, up-to-date digital competences and a more reflective journey of
professional discovery for the students will decrease drop-outs and increase employability

• A proven model for experimentation based pedagogical co-creation and design research process

How is the project relevant for teachers?

This project is for all those teachers who wish to improve the active and deep students’ learning by improving their pedagogy and  teaching skills in video-based collaborative learning methods. Literature research shows that most teachers do not use video tools in a way that contributes to developing conceptual thinking and problem solving skills as relevant work-life competences of the knowledge worker. Due to the practical nature and provision of workable practices for transforming education, teacher will hopefully embrace the experimentations carried out in ViSuAL.

How is the project relevant for Students?

In the ViSuAL project mainly two groups of students are involved – teacher education students and vocational education (VET) students. For teacher education students, the project can similarly to teachers, help them to improve their pedagogy and  teaching skills in video-based collaborative learning methods. The implementation of the new pedagogical models will also help students to better understand their subjects and to brings collaborative learning to the forefront. Those practices will hopefully not only stay at the University level, but also be used in primary and secondary education.

How is the project relevant for Companies?

Short-term benefits of ViSuAL for companies:

• Evidence-based and workable pedagogy to facilitate uptake by teachers and thus dissemination to
European markets

• Closer collaboration with HEIs for better understanding of the challenges facing 21st Century
educators and learners across Europe.

• User insights and actionable feedback utilizable in service and product development to meet the
needs of the European education market.

• Credibility and acceptance for the products via validation of learning outcomes

Long-term benefits of ViSuAL for companies:

• Superior design vision and a competitive advantage by meeting the needs of customers and
partners in the emergent and changing digital environments.

• Opening up of the market for video-supported collaborative learning in the partner countries via
the brand awareness and the credibility

• Leveraging the existing institutional partnerships of the Teacher Education Faculties of HEIs to
disseminate to vocational education and higher education sectors.

• Access to new global dissemination networks and their expertise, including Knowledge Building
International, EAPRIL, Knowledge Forum

• The potential to establish themselves as trusted educational advisers, to have an influence on
educational reforms and become a firm part of the future of transnational European education.