ERIC Number: EJ861038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Broadcasting Disability: An Exploration of the Educational Potential of a Video Sharing Web Site
Bromley, Barbara E.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v23 n4 2008-2009
YouTube is an Internet phenomenon, a video sharing Web site where individuals can upload videos to be viewed by anyone visiting the site. The purpose of this study was to search for and categorize videos related to disability on YouTube and explore the educational potential of the site for the disability community. A seven-day time period in mid-July 2007 was chosen for the search. The 13 disability categories listed in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were used to create search terms. A total of 147 videos were found, the majority from the deaf and autism groups. Eight content categories were identified. YouTube videos have unique educational potential, offer a place for discussion of disability issues, and provide an outlet for creative expression.
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Classification, Educational Resources, Special Education, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Web Sites, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Boyd Printing Company, Inc. University of Oklahoma, College of Education, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73072. Web site: http://www.tamcec.org/jset/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act