8.07 Evaluating User-Generated Educational Multimedia in Web 2.0 Environments: The Case of TeacherTube
Multimedia instructional materials have taken on added significance in educational systems worldwide. Simultaneously, Internet technologies and advancements in video capture and editing have democratized the production process, thereby increasing the number of content makers and accelerating the pace by which these materials are created and distributed. However, there is a lack of research to address the issue of evaluating the effectiveness of these user-generated multimedia instructional materials. In this study, the researchers analyze a set of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) multimedia content in TeacherTube–a video sharing website for educators–for the purposes of developing a rubric for assessing user-generated educational multimedia content. Specifically, we examine various aspects of S.T.E.M. multimedia (e.g., runtime, content focus, pedagogy) in order to highlight common themes among instructional materials deemed “effective” by members of the TeacherTube community.
Citation: Chae, H., Cocciolo, A. & Natriello, G. (2007, March). Evaluating Educational Multimedia in Web 2.0 Environments: The Case of TeacherTube. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.