Using Youtube© As An Innovative Tool For Collaborative Learning At Undergraduate Level In Tertiary Education.

Sumarie Roodt, University of Pretoria
Carina de Villiers, University of Pretoria


Using engaging and entertaining learning tools and techniques in and outside the classroom has become imperative in order to ensure, amongst others, subject-matter retention for the scholars of today. These technologies are not restricted to enriching course content alone and can also stimulate and encourage students to participate in collaborative learning processes. In this paper, the use of YouTube © is described to encourage collaborative learning and how this innovative learning tool can enhance students’ motivation to gain computer knowledge. The research findings are supported with outcomes from student questionnaires. The research found that integrating YouTube © into undergraduate education will be beneficial for improving Information Systems (IS) knowledge and competence.