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Authors: Hugo Silva and Isabel Azevedo

Affiliation: Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-239-4

Keyword(s): Informal Learning, Instructional Videos, YouTube.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Active Learning ; Computer-Supported Education ; e-Learning ; Information Technologies Supporting Learning ; Pattern Recognition ; Theory and Methods ; Virtual Learning Environments

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 discuss ed. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
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

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JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
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PY - 2017
SP - 418
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DO - 10.5220/0006333104180425

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