Title

Teachers' Use of YouTube in the United Arab Emirates: An Exploratory Study

Source of Publication

Computers in the Schools

Abstract

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. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Document Type

Article

First Page

329

Last Page

345

Publication Date

12-19-2013

DOI

10.1080/07380569.2013.844641

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Rana M. Tamim, Zayed University

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