Use of YouTube by Students: A Case Study of Pondicherry University


Abstract

This study examined the use of YouTube for educational purposes. An online questionnaire was designed using Google form and data were collected from Pondicherry University students. Data screening, validity and reliability were carried out before analysis with the help of SPSS software. AMOS version 22 and SPSS version 20 were used for data analysis. An independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA test reveal that there is a significant difference between age and purpose of viewing videos (p-value = 0.003), similarly between gender and learning motivated by educational videos from YouTube (p-value = 0.001) and between gender and educational outcome (p-value = 0.005). The findings of this study show that educational videos from YouTube aided the students in preparing assignments, presentations and seminars. Also, it helps them to achieve a better educational outcome.

Keywords

Educational Outcome, Educational Videos, Educational use of YouTube, Motivate Learning, YouTube

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