Learning resources are texts, videos, software, and other materials that teachers use to assist students to meet expectations for learning as defined by the provincial curricula. A quality learning resource has to fit the curriculum and meet expectations for learning keeping social considerations, and age/developmental appropriateness in mind. In this age of technological advancement learning and teaching resources are not confined to a mere textbook. There are now diversified web-based learning materials, computer-based learning, structured coursework and audio-visual teaching aids.

In fact, video tutorials amplify learning and increase student engagement, which in turn helps boost creativity and the desire to achieve great heights. Most importantly, if students are interested in the material, they will process and remember it better. Digital videos also facilitate remote learning opportunities so that teachers can reach students from all over the world.

The Resources On ZUEB Website

The tab ‘Resource Material’ on the website gives an option to look for relevant subjects of each grade. Use the search bar for the subject of your preference, whereas the main tab holds the specific subject title. Once the tab is clicked, you will be given the option of grades. As you click the grade the document will open.

You will find three types of documents: teacher resource, students’ resource and assessments.

This section is in progress. Currently, we have developed resources for grades 9-12 in English Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Pakistan studies. Resource materials for other subjects are in progress.

Examination Syllabi too, are developed for Mathematics and English, whereas other subjects are in progress.

Digital Resources

In this digital age, students use educational videos for learning abstract topics as well as tedious steps pf mathematical calculations. Topics that once seemed difficult to teach and learn are now more accessible and understandable thanks to the availability of educational videos for online learning.

Studies have shown that the use of short video clips allows for more efficient processing and memory recall. The visual and auditory nature of videos appeals to a wide audience and allows each user to process information in a way that’s natural to them. In a nutshell, videos are good teachers.

Research Evidence Of Videos As A Good Source Of Teaching

  • Videos create a more engaging sensory experience than using print materials alone. Learners actually get to see and hear the concept being taught, and they can process it in the same way they process their everyday interactions.
  • They provide a go-to resource that can be watched from anywhere with an internet connection. Videos are accessible on a multitude of devices including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. This allows for viewing at the student’s convenience and from wherever they are.
  • Videos increase knowledge retention since they can be stopped and replayed as many times as needed. They can also be reviewed long after the initial lesson was taught.
  • They greatly assist in the learning of all subjects, but particularly those topics that are complex and/or highly visual, such as step-by-step procedures, problem-solving, or science and math formulas.
  • They increase proficiency in digital literacy and communication, which are important 21st-century skills.
  • Videos increase student engagement, which in turn helps boost achievement. If students are interested in the material, they will process and remember it better.
  • They offer the flexibility to pause, rewind, or skip throughout the video to have class discussions or review particular areas.
  • They enable teachers to create a flipped classroom or “blended” learning environment. However, videos are also beneficial to teachers who teach in traditional classroom settings.

Ziauddin University Examination Board realises the importance of both print material and textbooks. We believe videos are meant to enhance other materials and lectures — not replace them.