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- Research has concluded that kids prefer to learn from peers.
- Students are typically more comfortable with digital technology than their parents and teachers and quite often find video more engaging than books.
- Parents are often not at home to help with homework and can struggle to explain subjects long forgotten. Many kids have no parents available.
- A large, highly fragmented education industry with a lack of congruence between school districts makes it difficult and challenging to bring a high-quality open educational video content system to a broad number of students at a low cost.
- Children learn in a multitude of different ways and need lessons using different modalities.
- Educational budgets are limited and continue to be threatened by budget cuts. Any viable and scalable video content solution will have a higher likelihood of rapid adoption if it can by-pass the current educational system’s funding and approval process.
- The Internet has enabled a massive increase in the creation of user-generated content, yet the educational system has not been able to take full advantage of the open educational potential of web-based video content sharing, and there is currently no effective program in place.
- Many teachers are unable to communicate with slow students due to overcrowding.