YouLearn Portal: Hybrid Learning with Archived Lectures and Tutorials

  • Joseph Fong
  • Tracy Au
  • Simon K. S. Cheung
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6837)


YouTube portal is a popular video-sharing tool for entertainment. On similar ideas, we propose a YouLearn portal to support university students’ learning. Very often, owing to heavy study load and tight study schedule, it is difficult for many students to ‘digest’ the lecture materials. Borrowing the ideas of YouTube portal, these lectures and tutorials can be recorded, archived and posted onto the Internet so that students can watch back the video archive of lectures and tutorials. This paper shows a solution called YouLearn portal by synchronizing video, audio and image, three-in-one files, used in the lectures and tutorials, and deploying them through web podcasting. The portal also facilitates hybrid learning by encouraging the students to learn from each other through open forum chat room activities.


YouLearn portal hybrid learning podcasting chat room blog 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Fong
    • 1
  • Tracy Au
    • 1
  • Simon K. S. Cheung
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Open University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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