Instructional Videos and Others on Youtube - Similarities and Differences in Comments

Hugo Silva, Isabel Azevedo

Abstract

YouTube is a video sharing platform and its resources have been used for formal and informal learning. Users can add comments, as well as sign that they like a given video. The work described in this paper is mainly devoted to the comments provided by users and how they differ (or not) depending on the type of videos: those that are used to support learning versus those that does not. An application was developed to collect data available on the YouTube platform. The analysis of comments extracted from YouTube was performed using natural language processing techniques and differences in writing were also analyzed. Two major groups of videos were considered: technical, or instructional videos, and non-technical videos. The former usually have an educational nature and are watched by people that aim to improve their knowledge and skills, while the others are more devoted to entertainment. The similarities and differences found between these different types of videos are discussed.

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Silva H. and Azevedo I. (2017). Instructional Videos and Others on Youtube - Similarities and Differences in Comments . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-239-4, pages 418-425. DOI: 10.5220/0006333104180425


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu17,
author={Hugo Silva and Isabel Azevedo},
title={Instructional Videos and Others on Youtube - Similarities and Differences in Comments},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={418-425},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006333104180425},
isbn={978-989-758-239-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Instructional Videos and Others on Youtube - Similarities and Differences in Comments
SN - 978-989-758-239-4
AU - Silva H.
AU - Azevedo I.
PY - 2017
SP - 418
EP - 425
DO - 10.5220/0006333104180425