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Jul 2012

Boycott The Use of Educational Video With No Subtitles or Closed Captions

Educational Video Without Subtitles or Captions Fails To Provide Equal Access for all Children

We live in a time where now more than 94% of teachers use video as an important educational video resource in the classroom.

As a result a host of services now attempt to provide online educational video to satisfy that growing demand. However with the exception of only two companies, they all conveniently ignore the fact that providing educational video without the essential availability of subtitles or captions, fails to provide equal access for all children. And it’s all because of cost …it simply costs too much.

The power of Visual Learning is beyond doubt, but the use of captions and subtitles on Educational Video is regarded as essential for:

  • The Deaf and hearing impaired students.
  • Improving comprehension for struggling readers.
  • Improving literacy for children with learning disabilities and Special Needs.
  • Enabling all children to improve Reading and Literacy skills.
  • When combined with the audio visual nature of video they provides for the widest range of Learning styles.
  • Providing language benefits for students learning English as a Second Language

They are so important that the company Zane Education recognises the use of subtitles and captions on educational video as The Missing Piece.

Even the law now recognises and demands the use of subtitles and captions on video.

May 2012

Exploring Communities Using Online Video

A Review of Exploring Communities Using Online Subtitled Video

Review Rating: 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Using these online subtitled videos will enable younger children to study and learn about Communities. They will begin by answering the question ‘What is a community?’ after which Lollipop Dragon, Apple Blossom, and Bitty take the children of Tumtum on an adventure through urban, rural, and suburban communities.

Zane Education‘s library of online educational video includes a range of Geography and Social Studies topics, and today we review the topic of Exploring Communities.

Exploring Communities is a curriculum-based topic intended for students of 8 years to 14 years of age, or Grades 2 to 8.

May 2012

Study Biomes Using Online Video

A Review of Studying Biomes Using Online Subtitled Video

Review Rating: 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Using these online subtitled videos to study and learn about Biomes, you’ll explore and travel the world’s biomes and discover their different climate distributions, topographies and appearances.

Zane Education‘s library of online educational video includes a comprehensive range of Biology topics, and today we review the topic of Biomes.

Biomes 1 is a curriculum-based topic intended for students of 12 years to Adult age, or Grade 6 and upwards, and is the first of two topics on Biomes in the Zane Education online video library.

May 2012

Educational Videos for Teachers in the K-12 Classroom

Searching for Online Educational Video for Teachers to Use In the Classroom Can be a Drag

If you have found this page because you are a teacher looking for online video to use in class tomorrow, and don’t have the time to read and enjoy this article about the frustrations that many of your peers are experiencing with this same task, then go directly to this page to access the educational online video you need.

However if you have a few minutes, and are interested in reading about the frustration being suffered by a growing number of teachers like yourself, and the solution – then read on…..

Some people must expect teachers to be miracle workers.

And many of those people, or so it would appear,  can be found amongst the growing number of companies attempting to provide online video for teachers to use in the classroom.

Any as teacher that has ever sat down in the evening and attempted to find an online video that might be suitable for use in a class next day will tell you, it can be a hugely frustrating and time consuming task.

It is disappointing that – with more than 80% of teachers understanding the benefit of using online educational video as a valuable and effective classroom teaching resource – the majority of online educational video providers seem to lack any appreciation of what a teacher really needs.

Above all a teacher needs to be able to find and identify the appropriate online video to use in a matter of minutes, and that video really should be supported.  That support should provide immediate access to a relevant Lessons Plan, the online testing or quiz for that particular video topic, and in an ideal situation – the use of online interactive study tools that enable that topic to be fully explored by either the student or teacher. Yet the vast majority of online educational video services don’t even provide any level of Tech-support.

Apr 2012

Teaching With Subtitled Educational Video

Teaching and Providing Equal Access in the Classroom

With up to 94% of teachers now using educational videos in the classroom as a valued teaching resource, it is interesting to see that many teachers use online educational video that only benefits some of their students and not all.

Video produced and originally intended for television distribution, and video of conference presentations is not video that is going to be particularly effective for teaching K-12 curriculum subjects. Content used to effective deliver curriculum should be developed specifically for that purpose. But yet many teachers are attempting to use that type of video because that is all they believe is available.

But there is much more to it that this. If teaching with educational video is to be effective, it must provide access for all students in the classroom, and not just some.

The soundtrack must be specially prepared so as to be able to provide that content to the blind student or the child with visual impairments.

The video should now by Federal Law, include the use of subtitles, otherwise known as closed captions. This of course provides for the deaf student, or those children with hearing impairments.

Those subtitles should be provided using enlarged fonts that are easy to read, again for those students that have mild visual impairment.

And then there is the need to provide for different Learning styles. By providing video with both specially prepared sound tracks and subtitles positioned in a dedicated position at the bottom of the video, we provide each child with the choice of watching, listening to, or reading each presentation, and in doing so we are provide for the widest range of Learning Styles.

Jan 2011

Zane Education Launches Affiliate Program

Earn Cash Promoting Educational Video On-Demand

Zane Education is extremely pleased to announce the launch of their Affiliate program.

For those familiar with Affiliate Marketing and who are aware of the growth in demand for educational video in all areas of education, particularly in schools, homeschool, special needs education and dyslexia, this presents an opportunity to earn an income promoting the only online educational service of it’s kind available.

Not only does Zane offer one of the largest online educational video libraries available on-demand, it is the only educational video provider where all videos are subtitled. With literacy being one of the hottest topics in the field of education in recent years, Zane Education provides a Visual Education solution developed to specifically meet the requirements of the K12 curriculum taught in schools and homeschools. In addition it also provides children of all ages with a way of overcoming reading difficulties and improving a child’s reading skills.  Most notably it is one of the few educational solutions available online for special needs children, autistic children, sight and hearing impaired students, disabled children, gifted students and even ESL students (children learning English as a second language). (more…)