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Evaluating the Use of Instructional Video Podcasts for Middle School Mathematics Students

, , University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The use of instructional video podcasts (IVPs) in education appears to have increased rapidly with the advent of video-based websites like Kahn Academy© and TeacherTube©. Research on the impact of IVPs on student learning is limited. The purpose of the following study explore the impact of IVPs on 172 middle school mathematics students. Students rated the podcasts positively in terms quality of explanation, supporting diagrams and graphics, and impact on learning. Students also noted that they liked video podcast better than using textbooks. Student performance based on pre-and post-test increased significantly with a mean improvement of 64%. Significant gains were also observed for students with special needs.


Kay, R. & Edwards, J. (2010). Evaluating the Use of Instructional Video Podcasts for Middle School Mathematics Students. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3626-3629). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .


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