Teachers and YouTube: The use of video as an educational resource


  • Daniel Pattier Complutense University of Madrid




technology uses in education, youtube, videos, educational resources, teaching methods


The appearance of YouTube in 2005 transformed the possibilities of using video as an educational resource. Our research aims to understand the use of videos in today's education from the teachers' point of view and to determine the factors that influence its implementation in the classroom. Through a survey study of 1,150 teachers, we delve into the following items: number of videos they use, selection criteria, types of content of the videos, agent that proposes them, most used platforms and level of satisfaction in their implementation, relating them to the variables of sex, age, educational stage and type of educational centre. The results show how teachers are currently using the video resource in their lessons. We also conclude that the variables of educational stage and type of educational centre are significant in the implementation of videos in education. Our research offers reliable data to adapt teacher-training plans to educational reality.


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How to Cite

Pattier, D. (2021). Teachers and YouTube: The use of video as an educational resource. Ricerche Di Pedagogia E Didattica. Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 16(1), 59–77. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1970-2221/11584