Some effects of video streaming on educational achievement

Franklin J. Boster, Gary S. Meyer, Anthony J. Roberto, Carol Inge, Renee Strom

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Although much contemporary thinking leads to the expectation that communication technology, such as video streaming, enhances educational performance on the average, a dearth of strong evidence consistent or inconsistent with this claim precludes a thoughtful evaluation of it. A series of experiments designed to examine this proposition contributes to filling this lacuna. Third- and eighth-grade students either received or did not receive exposure to one such application, unitedstreaming™, in either their science or social studies classes (or both). Results indicated that this video-streaming application resulted in higher mean examination performance in third-grade science, third-grade social studies, and eighth-grade social studies. No differences between those exposed to this communication technology and those not exposed to it emerged in the eighth-grade science experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-62
Number of pages17
JournalCommunication Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Educational Performance
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Videostreaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics


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