Learning through YouTube

J. Jacob Jenkins and Patrick J. Dillon


This activity uses YouTube to explore an academic concept/theory through student presentation and peer critique. Students begin by working in small groups of two to four people to create an original video (approximately 1–4 minutes in length) that explicates or exemplifies a major concept/theory from the class. Once uploaded to YouTube, each group then presents their video to the class, explaining the concept or theory. Finally, classmates are given the opportunity to critique and comment on each video using specified guidelines. This process embodies the action–inquiry pedagogy, thus allowing students to engage in open dialogue via collaborative knowledge construction. ...

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