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ERIC Number: EJ1078802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Exploring the Nonformal Adult Educator in Twenty-First Century Contexts Using Qualitative Video Data Analysis Techniques
Alston, Geleana Drew; Ellis-Hervey, Nina
Learning, Media and Technology, v40 n4 p502-513 2015
This study examined how "YouTube" creates a unique, nonformal cyberspace for Black females to vlog about natural hair. Specifically, we utilized qualitative video data analysis techniques to understand how using "YouTube" as a facilitation tool has the ability to collectively capture and maintain an audience of more than a million adult learners. After analyzing 30 videos, 4 themes emerged reflective of how using the technology of video assists these nonformal adult educators with regard to: (a) Demystifying "Black Natural Hair" Myths, (b) Digital Storytelling as an Educational Tool, (c) The Use of Humor, Honesty, and Humility While Facilitating Adults, and (d) The "Natural Hair Thing" Extends Beyond Cultural Differences. Lastly, we offer implications for future research with regard to the availability and credibility of "YouTube" as a data source and alternative qualitative video data analysis techniques.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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