YouTube™ in the Speech-Language Pathology Classroom YouTube™ is an online video sharing Web site that is increasingly used in higher education classrooms. In addition presenting content on many diverse topics, YouTube™ rapidly became a rich source of clinical illustrations with relevance for the speech-language pathology classroom. Although professors in health education now take advantage of this ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2010
YouTube™ in the Speech-Language Pathology Classroom
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  • M. Hunter Manasco
    Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2010
YouTube™ in the Speech-Language Pathology Classroom
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2010, Vol. 13, 22-26. doi:10.1044/ihe13.1.22
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2010, Vol. 13, 22-26. doi:10.1044/ihe13.1.22

YouTube™ is an online video sharing Web site that is increasingly used in higher education classrooms. In addition presenting content on many diverse topics, YouTube™ rapidly became a rich source of clinical illustrations with relevance for the speech-language pathology classroom. Although professors in health education now take advantage of this resource, no documentation exists regarding students' reactions to the use of YouTube™ in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to survey students' opinions regarding the use of YouTube™ in the classroom. Videos from YouTube™ augmented lecture material in four speech-language pathology classrooms. At the end of the semester, students rated their opinions of the professor’s use of YouTube™ in the classroom and the contribution of the Web site to their classroom experience. All 104 students in the classes surveyed responded. A majority of students reported increased understanding, interest in, and retention of the classroom material due to use of videos on YouTube™.

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