Title: Characteristics of YouTube Use and Users: Implications for Education PROCEEDINGS
Meng-Fen Grace Lin, Unversity of Hawaii, United States ; Georgette Michko, University of Houston, United States ; Curtis Bonk, Indiana University, United States
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This literature review and survey research investigated the characteristics of adult users of the online video sharing site YouTube. Survey respondents reported on their ownership of hardware devices, Web 2.0 activities and social network activities, as well as rating a randomly assigned video. Based on results, recommendations are made for educational uses of YouTube videos. We suggest employing an alternative discussion forum to foster social interaction when incorporating YouTube videos in teaching. Furthermore, it might be necessary to scaffold advanced technology tools before implementing them in the classroom. In addition, we suggest the development of shorter, informative videos with rich text information, and encourage video searching and sharing as a learning assignment.
Lin, M.F.G., Michko, G. & Bonk, C. (2009). Title: Characteristics of YouTube Use and Users: Implications for Education. In T. Bastiaens et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 2855-2862). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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