Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This paper (19 page PDF) adds to the research on the use of resources such as YouTube videos in education and assesses student preferences in that regard. The major issue identified is 'accuracy', though I wonder whether by 'accuracy' they mean 'can cite in a paper' (we read: "Unlike books and journals, they cannot rely on these videos as sources for their studies"). The paper also determined that a length of 10-15 minutes is preferable (as compared to previous work recommending 6-minute videos) and that students liked to see the speaker and also to have captioned text. My main criticism is that the student is focused exclusively on students enrolled in academic institutions (referenced as "the ideal audience for educational videos").

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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