ERIC Number: EJ1023028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Teachers' Use of YouTube in the United Arab Emirates: An Exploratory Study
Tamim, Rana M.
Computers in the Schools, v30 n4 p329-345 2013
Teachers around the world are using YouTube movies for different purposes. This mixed-methods study was a preliminary investigation of United Arab Emirates teachers' perceptions about YouTube's advantages in the classroom, current practices, and major challenges faced. Forty-five teachers completed an open-ended questionnaire. Results indicated that perceived advantages included supporting the learning process, increasing interest and efficiency, and enriching content. Moreover, findings revealed that the majority of participants were using videos for presentation purposes in teacher-led classrooms. Connectivity, technical issues, appropriateness of content, and administrative support were perceived as major challenges.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Video Technology, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Private Schools, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Middle School Teachers, Mixed Methods Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates