Teachers' Use of YouTube in the United Arab Emirates: An Exploratory Study
Computers in the Schools Volume 30, Number 4, ISSN 0738-0569
Teachers around the world are using YouTube movies for different purposes. This mixed-methods study was a preliminary investigation of United Arab Emirates teachers' perceptions about YouTube's advantages in the classroom, current practices, and major challenges faced. Forty-five teachers completed an open-ended questionnaire. Results indicated that perceived advantages included supporting the learning process, increasing interest and efficiency, and enriching content. Moreover, findings revealed that the majority of participants were using videos for presentation purposes in teacher-led classrooms. Connectivity, technical issues, appropriateness of content, and administrative support were perceived as major challenges.
Tamim, R.M. (2013). Teachers' Use of YouTube in the United Arab Emirates: An Exploratory Study. Computers in the Schools, 30(4), 329-345.