ERIC Number: ED543108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Tuning into YouTube in the Classroom: Improving Assessment Scores through Social Media
Younger, Dylinda W.; Duncan, Jan E.; Hart, LaToya M.
Despite the consistent tendencies of higher-education faculty to utilize single testing measures (i.e. essay or multiple choice), education research indicates effective assessment of student learning must incorporate multiple formats. With the surge of online courses, programs, and universities in the last 20 years, there is an increasing need to align student assessments with available technology. Because online learning is steadily becoming the norm, it is important that more educators are aware of the types of tools they can incorporate in their own classrooms--such as Skype, Twitter, blogs, and YouTube--to ensure students are learning effectively and remain active participants in their own education. This article will focus specifically on YouTube. YouTube is a viable option as a means of modeling strategies and assessing student learning through student-created videos.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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