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Boclips is on a mission to make learning more captivating with video. Since 2014, Boclips has provided academic publishers, courseware creators, and teachers an easier, safer way to access videos from the world’s leading video producers—all in one place.

Recent posts by Boclips

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Proven Ways to Improve Student Learning with Video

By Boclips on Apr 3, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Repeated studies have shown that quality educational videos of appropriate lengths are one of the most effective and universally accessible uses of technology in any classroom.

Topics: Video in Digital Learning
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Enhancing Instruction with Videos in the Classroom

By Boclips on Mar 17, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Students today access a variety of media as part of their daily lives, and thanks to the ubiquitous use of such sites as Google and various social media outlets, information is constantly at their fingertips. As teachers, we face a challenge - how do we engage the students who sit in our classrooms and are used to instant access to information, without sacrificing quality instruction?

Topics: Issues in Education Tips for Using Video
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Educational Video: An Integral Part of 21st Century Blended Learning

By Boclips on Mar 12, 2020 9:02:00 AM

The latter decade of the 20th century saw a major shift in K-12 and higher education from one-size-fits-all instruction to more individualized teaching and learning. A large part of this shift was the development of a blended learning approach that integrates modern technology usage into the classroom, giving students access to a more level playing field in terms of how they are able to access information.

Topics: Issues in Education
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Fact: Short Educational Videos for Students Are Better for Learning

By Boclips on Mar 11, 2020 10:00:00 AM

It’s no wonder video streaming platforms have become the most used digital tool in classrooms today. [1] Educational videos are one of the most straightforward and accessible ways to incorporate media technology in support of classroom instruction. They function across multiple platforms and are easily accessible for almost any level of student. They lend themselves to a wide variety of academic applications limited only by the creativity of the instructor. They can be cross-curricular, bi-modal, horizontally aligned, or state standards specific. Also, some of them have music and cute cartoon characters.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Boclips for Publishers Video in Digital Learning
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Top Stats You Should Know About Using Video in the Classroom

By Boclips on Mar 3, 2020 8:05:00 AM

Teachers have been integrating video into their classroom instruction since the first educational VCR tapes came to be available for popular in the 1980’s (Geist, 1985). Now, videos offer easier-to-use, on-demand access to educational films and documentaries to amplify learning and retention. Videos offer an immersive, flexible, engaging, and stimulating experience, with the ability to integrate information in ways that are fun, entertaining, and easy to understand. So, how well do videos work in the classroom, and how are teachers using them to drive learning? Just look at what the stats have to say.

Topics: Issues in Education Boclips for Publishers
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Why Publishers Don’t Use More Video in their Courseware

By Boclips on Feb 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM

Publishers and courseware creators face a great deal of complexity when seeking to incorporate more video content into their course materials. While they’ve developed efficient workflows to develop and source text as well as still images for their online offerings, video is another beast - one that many publishers and curriculum developers have yet to tame.

Topics: Boclips for Publishers
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The Dangers of Using YouTube in the Classroom

By Boclips on Feb 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM

The importance of using video in the classroom can’t be overstated. Students are so accustomed to engaging with media-rich content outside of the classroom that it’s become a near necessity to include it inside the classroom for purposes of engagement. Using video can also help reinforce educational concepts that are challenging to convey verbally or with still imagery, and one study shows a litany of other benefits, including cultural awareness, digital literacy and workforce preparedness.

Topics: Issues in Education
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Why Courseware Creators are Paying Attention to Video

By Boclips on Feb 10, 2020 9:44:19 AM

Videos aren't a new content type for academic publishers. They’ve produced and provided video content for years for educators and curriculum designers. First, they met the demand by pumping out CD-ROMs and DVDs and packaging them in the back of textbooks, full of "interactive" activities and videos. Back in those days, teachers would take their students down to the computer lab and walk them through an interactive or video during class time.

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The Challenges of Creating Curriculum With Educational Video

By Boclips on Aug 24, 2019 8:02:00 AM

With 63% of teachers using technology with their students on a daily basis and video being the most common type of digital tool they use, it’s no wonder more courseware developers are seeking out educational video to include in their digital learning curriculum.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Boclips for Publishers
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Easily Discover Age-Appropriate Videos with Boclips

By Boclips on Jun 13, 2019 9:10:00 AM

Different age levels require teachers to explain concepts with varying degrees of detail, language complexity and pace. Teachers have to approach the explanation of a chemical reaction or a historical event very differently to primary and upper-level students. Finding video clips that align with specific student age groups can be difficult, so we’ve highlighted a few content partners new to the platform dedicated to creating videos that spark learning and understanding tailored to select age levels.