On October 17, 2023, the VOLT project partners gathered online for the VOLT Website Launch “Empowering Digital Collaboration and Innovation in Education through Video Learning.”

Irene Bellomo, Member of the European Year of Skills Taskforce at the European Commission (DG EMPL), and Alicia Gómez Campos, Secretary General of EPR, kicked off the event with insightful speeches on the need for upskilling VET digital skills and its impact. The project partners then presented the details of the VOLT website and video platform, the benefits of using videos for learning and the use of the co-design approach.

The most powerful part of the event was the captivating conversation on “Exploring the Benefits of Using Videos in Learning” with some of the students from the National Learning Network (Chloe, Julian and Michael) and from Theotokos Foundation (Giorgos and Elias). The conversation, aimed at shedding light on the positive impact of co-creating video content in education, brought together students from diverse backgrounds who shared their unique perspectives and experiences.

🌟Key takeaways🌟
Accessibility: Many students spoke about the importance of having video resources that could be revisited at any time, providing flexibility and accommodating different learning paces and preferences.
Engagement: Participants were passionate about how videos made learning more engaging and interactive. They noted how both visual and auditory stimuli helps capture their attention, making the learning process more enjoyable and effective.
Real-World Application: Students discussed how video content often mirrored real-world scenarios and encouraged practical application of knowledge such as learning a new skill.
Showcasing Learning & Achievements: One of the students mentioned that it is a great way of capturing your achievements of learning enabling them to share their accomplishments with friends and loved ones.
Self-Paced Learning: The students appreciated the ability to pause, rewind, and fast-forward videos, allowing them to learn at their own pace and navigate the content more comfortably.

It was heartening to witness students’ passion for the co-creation and the numerous ways video content has enhanced their journeys. The event emphasised the need for educators to continue embracing technology and the dynamic, evolving nature of learning with a UDL lens.

In the digital age, the integration of video content in education is not just an option but a necessity. It’s a tool that can break down barriers and provide a more inclusive and engaging learning environment for all. The student perspectives shared during this event serve as a powerful testament to the transformative potential of videos in education, a force that will only continue to grow in the future.

The event was a great success with 52 people participating and we send a big thank you to everyone who joined us and especially the inspiring students from Rehab Group Michael, Chloé, and Julian, and from Theotokos Foundation Elias and Giorgios, for sharing their experiences co-producing videos for learning and highlighting their benefits.

Watch the recording of the event and get inspired!

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