Aims at developing comprehensive pedagogical use of video in teaching
EdVisto participates in a joint ViSuAL project across Europe to develop video-utilization models as part of teaching. At a European level, there is a need to develop teachers’ expertise in using video tools in a way that develops students’ skills needed in work life, such as problem solving and critical thinking skills.
HELSINKI, 26 February 2018 – EdVisto visited in the Netherlands to kick off a video-supported education alliance (ViSuAL) project among of 6 Higher Education Institutions -Teacher Education Departments and 6 Educational Technology Designers. The project is part of the EACEA Erasmus+ program and involves six European countries. The three-year project has participants from Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Tartu University from Estonia, Aeres University of Applied Sciences from Holland and University of Évora from Portugal, to mention a few. The aim is to study and develop models based on video-supported collaborative learning and to increase the next generation of teachers’ awareness of methods to promote future skills.
“In teacher education, the aim should be that teachers should be even ahead of time in using learning and teaching technologies, to keep pace with the demands of the students, who were born and raised around technology. Even though theoretical knowledge is highly appreciated, the use of video in teaching enables access to practical information sources, particularly in the fields of hands-on studies, such as healthcare training. Competence can be much more than just writing and it can be shown in several other ways, so the use of video enables involvement and inclusion for different learners,” says Sirpa Laitinen-Väänänen, project leader at JAMK Vocational Teacher Education College.
EdVisto has so far received very good feedback from the universities of applied sciences within the European countries that are part of the ViSuAL project. Frank de Jong from Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Holland tells about his first impressions of EdVisto in a video: https://edvisto.com/story/WmeJejDg
The CEO of EdVisto, Joni AlWindi, commented on the project as follows: “It’s inspiring that a lot has already been achieved at the research level on the various opportunities for the use of video in teaching. We strongly encourage the theoretical knowledge to faster and more effectively transfer into practical use on large scale and as a clear and strong pedagogical package. The aim is to increase the understanding of the tremendous and already known benefits of the method at all levels, teacher, school and city level, so well that there would be no reason not to implement these kind of solutions as official learning and teaching tools, instead of for example only books and digitalized versions of books and other methods created for consumption only, with highly limited space for creativity and development of modern skills for the learner. The ViSuAL project is a beautiful extension of the research behind EdVisto and exactly what Europe needs, and even more so as a strong example for the world to follow.”
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Joni AlWindi, CEO
Digital storytelling has been scientifically proven to be a motivating and inspiring teaching method. DiSEL21 continues to develop it and bring it into schools in practical level. EdVisto combines the most ancient teaching method of storytelling with modern video and social sharing technology for a powerful learning solution, which has become an important part of today’s teaching. The company behind EdVisto, DiSEL21 Ltd, was established in 2015 together with the University of Helsinki to meet the needs of the 21st century teaching. After seven years of university research, DiSEL21 launches a pedagogically strong video storytelling platform that effectively supports the students’ future skills development and their growth into active citizenship.
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