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Abstract Title: STEM Students’ Voluntary Use of YouTube to Learn Science Topics Taught in High School and/or College
Abstract: Use of YouTube videos by STEM instructors is common. Students are made to watch those videos which are usually suggested by the instructors. However, little is known about students' interest to spontaneously (here, we prefer to use "voluntarily") watch YouTube videos to learn topics taught in their high school and/or college science courses. In this study, we surveyed 500 undergraduate US college students of different majors, who took Physics laboratory courses of different levels. Data revealed the extent to which they voluntarily watched YouTube videos to learn different topics taught in their high school and/or college science courses. Results suggest a majority of the students preferred using YouTube videos for learning science in college, as opposed to when they were in high school. Further analysis of the data revealed some of the key reasons behind students' tendency towards and against voluntary use of YouTube videos to learn those topics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A42
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Raquib Khan
Western Michigan University
3105 Wood Hall MS 5444
1903 West Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5444
Phone: 2192922418
and Co-Presenter(s)
Joao Amadeu
Bill Cobern
Betty Adams

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