Authors: Joseph Fong; Tracy Au; Simon K.S. Cheung
Addresses: City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' Open University of Hong Kong, Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Abstract: YouTube portal is a popular video-sharing tool for entertainment. On similar ideas, we propose a solution called YouLearn portal to support learning through archiving of lecture and tutorial materials. The portal allows lectures and tutorials to be recorded and posted onto the internet for students to watch back, where audio, video and image files are synchronised and deployed through web podcasting. It effectively encourages students to share with each other through an open forum, as well as to serve as an alternate classroom to students, especially for those who are not able to attend classes in person.
Keywords: hybrid learning; web podcasting; innovative learning; virtual classroom; archived tutorials; archived lectures; learning support; internet; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; open forum; information sharing; multimedia files.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.4, pp.421 - 429
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