As trailblazers in the world of digital education, ClickView puts the highest-quality video content for effective teaching and learning and deeper understanding at the fingertips of educators and students. Already trusted by over 4500 schools, colleges, and universities around the world, the free site was created by the team within a matter of weeks at the beginning of the pandemic. Aiming to ensure that there were no barriers to making the most of resources, no account logins, passwords, or subscriptions are required to access.
To date, over 250,000 pages of free video from ClickView have been accessed. In addition, school-based adopters through the free initiative saw many 1000s of students gaining access to 1000s of quality educational video resources for them to explore and learn. As the uncertainty of the pandemic continues, ClickView has taken the decision to extend the use of the free platform, so educators can continue to provide students with the best-quality educational resources.
Visually stunning, curriculum-aligned video content at your fingertips, all 100% free
The huge catalogue of content is all curriculum-aligned, created by educators for educators. With nearly 800 videos available to browse, the library is split into Primary, Secondary and Teacher Professional Development resources, with subcategories for each key stage covering core subject areas, as well as student wellbeing. Helping to keep students engaged, the platform includes free access to educational video quizzes for blended learning.
As a result of the free platform, the team are delighted to have just been officially recognised as a ‘UK Business Hero 2020’ by the British Chamber of Commerce and HRH The Countess of Wessex. Launched by the British Chamber of Commerce in September, the campaign sought to acknowledge the incredible work UK businesses were doing, in what has been a hugely challenging year.
Teaching online masterclass
In addition, responding to the pressures felt by educators in adapting to new methods, ClickView partnered with leading EdTech companies including Adobe, Makematic, iCivics and Participate to deliver a ‘Teaching Online Masterclass - ‘TOM’.
A free video course for educators about how to teach online, featuring some of the world’s best thought leaders and instructors, it is full of practical strategies for online teaching. If you’re looking for support with how to teach online or incorporate blended learning, the TOM course is for you, https://www.clickview.co.uk/teaching-online-masterclass.
Head of ClickView UK, Michael Wilkinson, passionately believes that blended learning strategies remain a necessity, both in the long and short term.
“Expanding online learning platforms and getting a better understanding of the key differences between physical and online teaching practices, so that teachers can be better equipped to confidently teach online, is of paramount importance and something that cannot be overlooked.
"We live in a digital world, the way we consume media and news has changed dramatically over the past decade, with online streaming services and subscriptions now being part of the norm. According to the latest Ofcom Media Nations report, changing behaviour during the pandemic appears to have accelerated the growth in viewing of online video.
"This rise in consumption of online video and its effectiveness to engage audiences highlights its importance as a powerful and important tool, which can no longer be overlooked in an education setting.”
What high-quality blended learning should offer:
- The opportunity for learners to demonstrate and apply learning
- The opportunity for learners to collaborate together online through meaningful activities
- Regular feedback - crucial to maintain engagement and to gauge learner progression
- Opportunity for regular knowledge checks – online activities should be interactive rather than passive
- High-quality learning resources that are current, relevant, aligned to the curriculum and well produced
- A range of multimedia formats – video being a powerful tool
- Key aspects of face to face teaching should be reflected online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats – include introduction, outline objectives of the session, regular knowledge checks, feedback and a plenary
- Face to face time should be used to unpick what additional support learners require and scaffold online learning episodes accordingly
- A space online for informal communities for peer support
ClickView videos and resources remain freely available at www.clickview.co.uk/free.
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