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Teaching with Youtube:
Quality Assessment of English and Hungarian Videos on
Physical Education

Sára Tímár, [],
Corvinus University, Hungary
Andrea Kárpáti, [],
Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Ágnes Kokovay, [],
Semmelweis University, Hungary


New Web 2.0 technologies and websites, such as a blog, wiki or YouTube, make new demands on learning, while they provide new and extremely motivating supports to it. Educators, however, are still reluctant to use them as flexibly customisable educational resources because of doubts about quality and relevance. Educators seem to need orientation and assessment tools as facilitators for making regular and satisfying use of products of the Social Web. Using films for demonstrating best practice is especially important in areas like Physical Education (PE), where an integrated cognitive and psychomotor development is required for successful acquisition of complex movements. For this discipline, a shift from classic vehicles used for learning today (lecture notes, printed material, PowerPoint, websites, animation) towards ubiquitous user-centric, user-content generated content seems to be inevitable.

In order to evaluate YouTube as a potential learning resource repository, we developed a search word structure and identified 9754 YouTube video items that were subsequently divided by genre, topic and student population. A sub-sample of 50 films in English and Hungarian language was constructed. We evaluated the technical quality of the film that is decisive for its usability in an educational setting, professional content that makes it a valuable learning resource, methodological aspects that influence the way the film can be introduced before, during or after a PE lesson, and aesthetic qualities that contribute to the motivational effects and general appeal of the film. Our paper summarises the results of the project: the system for quality assurance, content identification and evaluation for video entries to be used as resources in PE.

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e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, MOOCs, ICT, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, interaction, learning management system, LMS,

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