Why video is the unlikely common denominator in ed-tech

Anyone who has attended an ed-tech conference is bound to hear one of the following terms and acronyms: flipped classroom, MOOC, BYOD, personalized or social learning — all pretty diverse area of the education tech space. Yet, the one common denominator each of these areas have is the presence of video, VentureBeat reports. That means video’s role in ed-tech is very important. Video has been penetrating the education market like no other technology and is slowly becoming one of the most popular activities on the Web. In 2012 alone, Internet users watched 4 billion videos per day. Between 2012 and 2017, mobile video will grow 75 percent per year, the highest growth rate predicted among any mobile app, including Facebook and Twitter…

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