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Video-Based Learning (VBL)—Past, Present and Future: an Overview of the Research Published from 2008 to 2019


The advance of video technology in education has been accelerated due to the wide use of portable devices, the increase in the number of Internet users and massive online open courses. Online-learning videos, due to their various positive effects, are becoming increasingly acceptable for both successful students and teachers. In addition to supporting students in learning, video-based learning has proven to be a powerful reflection tool for teachers, but also significant in the context of their professional development. This study aims to analyze published work on the video-based learning to assist teachers and other educational professionals in widening their understanding of the educational benefits of the video-based learning. Also, this analysis provides video-based learning possibilities that can improve teacher/student learning and the overall quality of the classroom experience. There were 39 peer reviewed papers selected in this review and categorized into three main dimensions, namely, student learning outcomes, teachers’ reflections and feedback and teachers’ professional development. We review and explore past research on video-based learning in order to guide us through future studies and sketch the research status and directions.

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Sablić, M., Mirosavljević, A. & Škugor, A. Video-Based Learning (VBL)—Past, Present and Future: an Overview of the Research Published from 2008 to 2019. Tech Know Learn 26, 1061–1077 (2021).

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  • Video-based learning
  • Learning outcomes
  • Reflection
  • Professional development