Kaltura, the leading video experience cloud, announced that it has been selected by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international, intergovernmental institution, to power OECD’s Global Teaching InSights (GTI) initiative. The OECD will use Kaltura’s innovative video portal and tools to power a global teacher community for sharing best quality practices to educators worldwide that both improve teaching and student learning.
The OECD will work with Kaltura to connect educators across the globe so they may share teaching expertise through classroom video clips from Colombia, Japan, Mexico, and more – and engage in peer discussion. The GTI initiative will provide teachers from around the globe the opportunity to access meaningful, collaborative video experiences about teaching solutions for common classroom challenges, such as classroom management, social-emotional support, discourse, quality of subject matter, student cognitive engagement, and assessment of student understanding in both an in-person and virtual context
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“COVID-19 has revealed many challenges and inequalities for teaching communities around the globe,” said Anna Pons, Project Leader of the OECD. “Our new teaching initiative will ensure that teachers can learn from and support each other at a global scale to navigate not only in-person pedagogical practices but also the mass shift to virtual schooling. We selected Kaltura’s well-tested and widely used educational technology to power the GTI initiative so that we can help teachers worldwide work together to improve teaching and learning, allowing them to tap into the global community like never before.”
The GTI initiative was built for and by the education community. The OECD undertook a survey spanning eight countries and 700 teachers in order to compile its content for the GTI version. Kaltura was selected as its video platform, as the company has over a decade of experience in virtual education, designing solutions specifically for education, and creating interactive features that produce better engagement.
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“Kaltura is excited to facilitate this inspiring, global education initiative alongside the OECD,” said Dr. Michal Tsur, Co-founder, and President of Kaltura. “I am excited that Kaltura’s education video capabilities will allow teachers from across the globe to connect with their peers to learn the best, most engaging teaching practices to improve student outcomes and satisfaction.”
The OECD and Kaltura will enable teachers to watch classroom videos with evidence-backed best practices from a wide range of countries and contexts. To select a video clip, teachers can click tags that will assist them in navigating through the comprehensive video library on the platform. Each video clip will range from four to seven minutes long, be part of a thematic playlist, and illustrate a teaching example in its own classroom context. Teachers can take part in analysis and reflection discussions on the platform, while also having the ability to upload a video to share their own classroom insights.
“We are planning additional targeted software investments for 2021 in line with our strategy to further improve sales efficiency and customer benefit”, Mandorf concludes. The full rollout will continue over the next twelve months.
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