Title

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

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Rana M. Tamim, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Computers in the Schools

Publication Date

12-19-2013

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.

ISSN

0738-0569

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Volume

30

Issue

4

First Page

329

Last Page

345

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

teachers' perceptions, visual pedagogy, YouTube

Scopus ID

84890374929

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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