PACIS 2019 Proceedings


As the largest and most highly visited online video-sharing service, YouTube is becoming an educational tool that improves instructors’ teaching and students’ learning in many ways. However, few studies synthesized existing studies of using YouTube in teaching activities. This paper conducts a literature review of journal articles and conference proceedings to understand the benefits and limitations of using YouTube in teaching and how educators apply this technology in their teaching activities. A search of various databases including ACM Digital Library, Springer and ScienceDirect identified 30 unique articles on this topic. We analyzed these articles using a taxonomy for teaching. This literature review should be of interest to educators who want to apply YouTube in their teaching activity.