Educational videos delivered via the Internet improve the quailty of the educational video experience. These videos can be started and paused at leisure, just in the same way we read a book
Educational videos have always been a key part of our education. Good quality educational videos help add character and context to subjects that are hard to convey in both the classroom and the workplace. The majority of these videos are episodic. They run for a series of episodes over a set period of time. For example scientific educational videos would demonstrate principals one week and experiments the other.
However even though there is widespread use of educational videos there are still some concerns about its educational benefit. A lot of early research indicated that memory retention of text was higher than the retention of information received via a video. The good news nowadays is that delivery of educational videos through the medium of the internet allows watchers to pause and stop the video as and when they wish. Like when you read a book you have the ability to choose at what rate you digest the information.
The quality of the educational experience is dependent on the quality of the video production. If focus is on both audible and visual aspects simultaneously too much information can be delivered to the viewer. If the educational video is made properly there is a balance between the different aspects of content delivery. Examples of websites that provide free educational videos on the internet are: 60second recap, Academic Earth, Coursera and FORA.tv.