Widespread, capable networking infrastructure, cheaper video capture and editing tools, and the demand from media-savvy students are the main factors driving the trend toward video in education, experts say.

As an instructional tool, video has significant staying power in today's classrooms, even in the midst of new technologies and the discussion of technologies yet to come, said Peter Grunwald, president of the market research firm Grunwald Associates.

But, he explained, "video is finding its way into schools through different paths." Teachers still show video from cable and DVDs, but streaming video is becoming more


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