Date of Graduation
Doctor of Education in Workforce Development Education (EdD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Second Committee Member
Education; Foreign language; Learning; Online learning; Qualitative study; Web 2.0; YouTube
This research is to explore and understand participants' experience using YouTube to learn a foreign language. YouTube and learning has become more and more popular in the recent years. The finding of this research will be adding more understanding to the emerging body of knowledge of YouTube phenomenon. In this research, there are three interviews and two questionnaires. The interviews are conducted to find in-depth responses from participants; the questionnaires are used to inquire demographic and basic information about the participants. There are twelve themes found in this research. These themes reflect on the perceived experience using YouTube to learn a foreign language from participants. Among the twelve themes, there are two themes that contributed to positive perception of the experience, three themes contributed to negative perception of the experience; and seven themes contributed to neutral perception of the experience. Finding suggests that multiple factors may impact participants' experience. These factors may be personal or external, or both. The significance of the finding is to explore the experience and find the re-applicability for future studies
Lo, Yuan-Hsiang, "What Is the Participant Learning Experience Like Using YouTube to Study a Foreign Language?" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 636.