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Taking Class Disscussions and Assignments to the Next Level Using YouTube
  • Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Liberty University
  • Aaron Traphagen, Liberty University
Students enjoy viewing and sharing visual content. Visual tools, such as videos, create interaction between the content and the student; thus, enhancing learning (McKenzie, 2008). YouTube provides many videos that are academic and professional in nature. When used properly, these videos can reinforce and engage students in classroom discussions (Cardine, 2008). YouTube also provides students with the opportunity to create and to post their own content for course assignments. Providing such opportunities helps students become digitally competent with media, which is important for students hoping to compete in a global marketplace. This presentation will provide educators with practical ideas and example for using YouTube to enhance class discussion and course assignments. How to use YouTube for providing tutorials and exam reviews, critiquing presentations, extending class discussions, creating digital stories, and enhancing writing assignments and text discussions will be discussed. How to use the Mashup feature for YouTube in Blackboard and how to have students record videos and post them to YouTube using mobile devices will also be demonstrated. Visual tools create interaction between content and students; thus, enhancing learning. This presentation will demonstrate how to use Your Tube as a visual tool to enhance class assignments and discussions.
Publication Date
December, 2011
Citation Information
Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw and Aaron Traphagen. "Taking Class Disscussions and Assignments to the Next Level Using YouTube" (2011)
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