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Title: Characteristics of YouTube Use and Users: Implications for Education PROCEEDINGS

, Unversity of Hawaii, United States ; , University of Houston, United States ; , 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

Abstract

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.

Citation

Lin, M.F.G., Michko, G. & Bonk, C.J. (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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