Vimeo is a video hosting, sharing, and services platform provider. Vimeo focuses on the delivery of high-definition video across a range of devices.
It provides its subscribers with tools for video creation, editing, and broadcasting (virtual events), enterprise software solutions, as well as the means for video professionals to connect with clients and other professionals. As of December 2021, the site has 260 million users, with around 1.6 million subscribers to its services.
It can be used to prepare and present lessons, lectures and instructional content in the most engaging way possible.
Vimeo Record lets the teacher record his screen, webcam, or both, so he can deliver knowledge with a personal touch.
It could be used for:
- Creative: Present work, get feedback, and streamline collaboration.
- Training & Education: Create tutorials and training videos for employees and customers.
- Product & Engineering: Review code, demo product, and share feedback and ideas.
- Customer Support: Resolve issues fast with a visual walkthrough.
VIDEO CREATOR, HOST, SHARE AND SERVICES PLATFORM
The production of student learning videos (or blog posts) is one method to stimulate the construction of knowledge. Students have to search information and to understand their topic very good to produce a video.
The method ‘learning by teaching’ (Martin, 2008) is combined with flipped classroom. The students produce a video instead of making a presentation for their classmates. Learning by teaching would include further a peer to peer process, in which the students would organize the lesson and support their classmates in the learning process.
In this scenario the students often only produce the videos while the teacher facilitate the setting of the learning process and video production.
Blogging in academic classrooms can be used to increase knowledge, communication and confidence. A blog can be a place where all the bits and pieces students create and explore in the online and offline world can be housed. This could include videos, podcasts, graphic designs, articles, links etc.
It can be used for summative assessment or for formative assessment to stimulate reflection or critical thinking. This second option is the most interesting in terms of learning and soft skills development. Quizzes can be performed by students by themselves or during class: the tool automatically grades the performance.
The teacher can also prepare feedback (that is shown automatically by the tool) or discuss results in class together with students.
For instance in one of the cases analyzed the teacher gives students a question about a physics problem to be attempted individually. Then the teacher asks students to discuss among peers about their answers to the question in group of 2 or 3.
After few minutes he stops the discussion and he asks students to answer again individually. At the end the teacher shows the right answer.
This use of classroom response system has been undertaken in a large classroom (more than 200 students) to stimulate engagement, self reflection and discussion among peers.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: It’s easy to use in classroom and to embed in elearning platform.
Weakness: Free and Basic users do not have access to Stock media, certain templates and styles, and the Brand Kit.
People opinion about the tool: https://www.g2.com/products/vimeo/reviews
Similar Tool: YouTube.
Technical and operational requirements: PC/smartphone in order to create the video.
License Tool: The Free plan is perfect for individuals who want to join the community, but who might not be uploading tons of videos each week.