Web Video Project as an Instructional Strategy in Teacher Education
Abstract: The advent of Web 2.0 has metamorphosed the landscape of the Internet from a static “depository” of multimedia data into a dynamic and participatory “habitat” of individuals. Web video, epitomized by YouTube, is particularly suited to student-centered design of learning where students make their own choice of video they want to use to enhance their learning. User-generated web video can be created and shared freely and openly over the Internet by anyone and its value lies in its content and the way it is authored rather than in its delivery method or the media player used to display it over the web. This paper discusses the qualities of this emerging type of web video, offers a conceptual framework for the integration of user-generated Web video into student learning, and shares practical experience of web video application in the teacher education curriculum in a regional university in Alabama.