Teaching academic software via YouTube videos in the Covid-19 pandemic: potential applications for learning development





learning development, YouTube, software instruction, software training, online video, Covid-19

Author Biography

Lee Fallin, University of Hull

Lee Fallin is an Academic and Library Specialist (Learning Developer) at the University of Hull with a specialism in academic and digital literacies. His research interests focus on the intersections between education and geography, inclusive of physical and digital spaces.


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How to Cite

Fallin, L. (2021) “Teaching academic software via YouTube videos in the Covid-19 pandemic: potential applications for learning development”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (22). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi22.679.



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