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The YouTube teacher - Added Values of Educational Videos

, Nord-Trøndelag University College, Norway

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Teachers use short videos in the classroom, but why do they choose video as a channel in their teaching practice? This paper presents the findings from an qualitative evaluation of 264 educational videos, where the teachers describe in own words what they think are the added values of the videos. The teachers describe that the main added values are demonstrations and visualizations, even though several other concepts are described as added values of videos. The paper also discusses some less frequent and missing concepts in the teachers’ evaluations.


Kolås, L. (2014). The YouTube teacher - Added Values of Educational Videos. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1047-1054). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .


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