About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 8396-8400
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1954

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF YOUTUBE ON ENHANCING STUDENTS’ COMPUTER SKILLS

R. Faizi1, S. El Fkihi1, M. Rudneva2, A. El Afia1

1ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat (MOROCCO)
2RUDN University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
Though primarily recognized as a source of entrainment, YouTube is also used as an educational environment. In fact, this media sharing website has become a valuable resource that students have recourse to whether they are doing research on a project, seeking help with homework or just wanting to learn something new. Given these opportunities, our purpose in this paper is to examine the potential impact of using YouTube in improving students’ computer skills. To this end, a survey was carried out among engineering students to see how they perceive the use of this online platform for educational purposes. Results of the study showed that most of the surveyed students rely on YouTube to solve different academic problems, learn new computer skills as well as answer any questions they might have. However, though the video tutorials that YouTube hosts are often blamed for being too long, interrupted by ads and not usually designed by educators, most informants agree that these online educational videos provide them with unlimited opportunities to enhance their computer knowledge and practical computing skills. For these reasons, we recommend that teachers embrace video sharing services given that they have the power to turn a potentially boring or complex subject matter into an overall engaging and exciting learning experience.
@InProceedings{FAIZI2018INV,
author = {Faizi, R. and El Fkihi, S. and Rudneva, M. and El Afia, A.},
title = {INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF YOUTUBE ON ENHANCING STUDENTS’ COMPUTER SKILLS},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.1954},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.1954},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {8396-8400}}
TY - CONF
AU - R. Faizi AU - S. El Fkihi AU - M. Rudneva AU - A. El Afia
TI - INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF YOUTUBE ON ENHANCING STUDENTS’ COMPUTER SKILLS
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.1954
PY - 2018
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2018
CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN18 Proceedings
SP - 8396
EP - 8400
ER -
R. Faizi, S. El Fkihi, M. Rudneva, A. El Afia (2018) INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF YOUTUBE ON ENHANCING STUDENTS’ COMPUTER SKILLS, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 8396-8400.
User:
Pass: