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Importance of educational videos and solving its limitation by teachers assistance

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?

Why educational videos don't work?
1) Procrastination: Educational videos give freedom of anytime learning, but this can lead to procrastination. According to Parkinson's Law: "Work expands to fill the time available for its completion". But in case of video lectures or MOOCs there is no limit of time, so usually, we procrastinate. Limiting time to complete the MOOCs is also a bad idea, as it takes away its advantage of any time and anywhere learning.
2) Lack of a social interaction: We share emotions, feelings, discuss with the teacher, friends that come to our mind just like a true social animal and classroom brings a social two-way interaction, but it doesn't happen in case of MOOCs.
3) Answerability: No one is there to keep you accountable for finishing the course, no outward push, everything lies with intrinsic motivation or …