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Acquiring, Analyzing and Interpreting Knowledge Data for Sustainable Engineering Education: An Experimental Study Using YouTube

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With the immersion of a plethora of technological tools in the early post-COVID-19 era in university education, instructors around the world have been at the forefront of implementing hybrid learning spaces for knowledge delivery. The purpose of this experimental study is not only to divert the primary use of a YouTube channel into a tool to support asynchronous teaching; it also aims to provide feedback to instructors and suggest steps and actions to implement in their teaching modules to ensure students’ access to new knowledge while promoting their engagement and satisfaction, regardless of the learning environment, i.e., face-to-face, distance and hybrid. Learners’ viewing habits were analyzed in depth from the channel’s 37 instructional videos, all of which were related to the completion of a computer-aided mechanical design course. By analyzing and interpreting data directly from YouTube channel reports, six variables were identified and tested to quantify the lack of statistically significant changes in learners’ viewing habits. Two time periods were specifically studied: 2020–2021, when instruction was delivered exclusively via distance education, and 2021–2022, in a hybrid learning mode. The results of both parametric and non-parametric statistical tests showed that “Number of views” and “Number of unique viewers” are the two variables that behave the same regardless of the two time periods studied, demonstrating the relevance of the proposed concept for asynchronous instructional support regardless of the learning environment. Finally, a forthcoming instructor’s manual for learning CAD has been developed, integrating the proposed methodology into a sustainable academic educational process.
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hal-03737832 , version 1 (25-07-2022)

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Zoe Kanetaki, Constantinos Stergiou, Georgios Bekas, Sebastien Jacques, Christos Troussas, et al.. Acquiring, Analyzing and Interpreting Knowledge Data for Sustainable Engineering Education: An Experimental Study Using YouTube. Electronics, 2022, 11, ⟨10.3390/electronics11142210⟩. ⟨hal-03737832⟩
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