The Use of Digital Media Like YouTube and Wikipedia in Education
Abdulkarim Shehab, Kadhem Husain Kadhem
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Education is the most important aspect in human’s life. It has serious impact on individual personal growth. However it is like many other aspects of humans’ lives has had to adopt to the changing times and the improvement in technology. The use of digital medial like YouTube and Wikipedia in aid of educating the future generations has become more common, and becoming a way all educators could benefit educating their learners. This thesis sets out to assess the impact of using interactive digital media like YouTube and Wikipedia among university students. Extensive background and literature review reading was undertaken that highlighted different views regarding the use of YouTube and Wikipedia in education and it was compared against the primary research findings. The primary methodology used was an online questionnaire. The primary research which have been conducted generated interesting data. On analysis, it was apparent that majority of student participated believe that they are benefiting from the use of digital media like YouTube and Wikipedia in their education. Additionally, discussion was presented to evaluate the data collected in the primary research and compare it against the theories gathered in literature review. Finally the conclusion indicate whether the research aim and objectives has been fulfilled as well as, recommendations where proposed and research reliability and validity where considered.
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