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Learner Perceptions of Using Youtube for Online Instruction PROCEEDINGS

, University of Northern Colorado, 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

YouTube has become synonymous with web-based, user-produced videos for entertainment and instruction. It offers some unique features that make it a perfect venue for delivery of online instruction. Data was collected to assess student attitudes toward the use of YouTube as an instructional delivery medium in an online section of a preservice educational technology course. The data was coded into the following themes: (a) personalized connection with the instructor; (b) the instructional benefits of video; and (c) seeing effective uses of technology modeled in a technology class. This paper summarizes why YouTube is a suitable media for online delivery and details the results of the research.

Citation

Bauer, J. (2009). Learner Perceptions of Using Youtube for Online Instruction. In T. Bastiaens et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 3449-3453). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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