Video technology has proven to be quite useful during the entire pandemic period. It is moving from being a useful platform to an ideal remote learning tool. According to Eric Burns, an undergraduate who cobbled together things while undertaking his undergraduate program, he foresaw a society where learning could be done on video, live or recorded.
“I cobbled together this thing,” Burns said. “CMU is a very scrappy place, so there aren’t big budgets. You just kind of have to be clever and resourceful.” Burns tool worked during the entire project and it kept building interest as well as momentum. Bill Guttman joined efforts in the study to boost its programming and virtual library.
According to Burns who has been a CEO for many years, video is yet to become one of the most essential tools for connecting people. It is ideal in connecting students, employees and educators as well as clients and colleagues. “That’s the most validation you could ever hope for,” he said. “People are using the thing that you made and it just has no value, but it has value when it counts.”
Panopto has also doubled the number of active and top players on its platform in the last year. This year, they are equally using it to view and record more videos. Recently, the platform launched a free powerful product known as Panopto Express. Therefore Burns said they are focusing on how educators can be supported as they focus on how instructions will look like in fall when more and more schools will use virtual classrooms.
“All of the administrators right now, they’re trying to figure out how do we balance pedagogy, safety and the type of instruction that we do so that students are feeling like they’re getting a greater education out of it,” Burns said. The answer he gave was that, there is a whole spectrum of technology response when it comes to video learning.