Video Improves Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Review

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Video Improves Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Review
Abstract
Universities around the world are incorporating online learning, often relying on videos (asynchronous multimedia). We systematically reviewed the effects of video on learning in higher education. We searched five databases using 27 keywords to find randomized trials that measured the learning effects of video among college students. We conducted full-text screening, data extraction, and risk of bias in duplicate. We calculated pooled effect sizes using multilevel random-effects meta-analysis. Searches retrieved 9,677 unique records. After screening 329 full texts, 105 met inclusion criteria, with a pooled sample of 7,776 students. Swapping video for existing teaching methods led to small improvements in student learning (g = 0.28). Adding video to existing teaching led to strong learning benefits (g = 0.80). Although results may be subject to some experimental and publication biases, they suggest that videos are unlikely to be detrimental and usually improve student learning.
Publication
Review of Educational Research
Volume
91
Issue
2
Pages
204-236
Date
2021-04-01
Journal Abbr
Review of Educational Research
Language
en
ISSN
0034-6543
Short Title
Video Improves Learning in Higher Education
Accessed
05/04/2022, 20:23
Library Catalog
SAGE Journals
Extra
Publisher: American Educational Research Association
Citation
Noetel, M., Griffith, S., Delaney, O., Sanders, T., Parker, P., del Pozo Cruz, B., & Lonsdale, C. (2021). Video Improves Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Review. Review of Educational Research, 91(2), 204–236. https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654321990713