Using Videos in Blended Learning: Pitfalls and Success Factors

  • Billy Tak Ming WongEmail author
  • Beryl Yuen Yee Wong
Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)


The past decade has witnessed a broad range of practices in blended learning. Among these, the use of videos has been a prominent development, especially with the advances in broadband networks and mobile technology that have made possible the playing and authoring of high-quality videos in an easy manner.

This paper reviews the use of videos in blended learning. Empirical studies related to this area were collected from databases in the scholarly literature. Based on these studies, the following aspects were identified: the types of videos used and the ways in which they were used, the benefits for various stakeholders, the pitfalls in practice and the factors leading to successful use. The results indicate the key aspects for the effective use of videos in blended learning.


Videos YouTube Blended learning Pitfalls Success factors 



The work described in this paper was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IDS16/15).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Research CentreOpen University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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