Investigating the Use of YouTube as a Self-Directed Learning Platform
Lee, Chei Sian
Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian
Date of Issue2015
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Web 2.0 technologies have paved the way for self-directed online learning. YouTube, in particular, is a viable Web 2.0 platform that can be used to disseminate educational content and in the process empower users to take charge of their own learning. Through the lens of self-directed learning theory, we perform qualitative content analyses on comments contributed by learners after watching educational videos on YouTube. Results indicate that YouTube can play important roles in facilitating a self-directed learning platform.
© 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27974-9].