Title: Teaching with tech: supplemental journalism instruction using YouTube for the millennial generation

Authors: Alex Luchsinger; Kevin Hull

Addresses: School of Communications, Elon University, 100 Campus Drive, Elon, 27244 NC, USA ' School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, 800 Sumter Street, Columbia, 29208 SC, USA

Abstract: This exploratory study examines how journalism students use online instructional videos to learn skills needed to create successful broadcast stories. Students from an introductory reporting class were provided three videos demonstrating video editing skills. Approximately two months later, survey results found that the more than half of the students (65.3%) had a positive impression of the videos. Further results demonstrate that while students enjoyed the videos, the vast majority (83.7%) did not view them as more effective than face-to-face instruction. Implications of this research demonstrate that the instructional videos can be a supplement, not a replacement, to face-to-face instruction.

Keywords: cognitive multimedia learning theory; e-learning; education; journalism; YouTube.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2017.087668

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 2017 Vol.5 No.2, pp.137 - 150

Received: 05 Jan 2017
Accepted: 21 May 2017

Published online: 30 Oct 2017 *

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