ERIC Number: EJ1030547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Use of Web 2.0 Technology to Promote Moral and Psychosocial Development: Can YouTube Work?
British Journal of Educational Technology, v45 n4 p619-635 Jul 2014
This paper explores the use of the video sharing site, YouTube, as a platform for enhancing moral and psychosocial development through increased awareness of moral values and models of moral behavior. The research involved a qualitative design whereby video snippets illustrating moral issues were identified from YouTube. These video snippets were analyzed in terms of their viewership, the moral dilemma and the levels of moral judgment that they presented. The comments made by viewers in response to the video contents were then captured and their contents analyzed for evidence of moral reasoning and ego (psychosocial) development. The findings showed that the video sharing websites such as YouTube offered opportunities for moral issues to be featured, shared and discussed at a global level, as well as moral judgments and ego development to be made evident through viewers' comments. From an educational viewpoint, it also paves the way for the use of appropriate video footage for promoting moral values and moral development.
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Moral Values, Moral Development, Psychological Patterns, Social Development, Values Education, Qualitative Research, Video Technology, Content Analysis, Teaching Methods, Web Sites
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