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Call for Special Issue / Submission Deadline: September 25th, 2019

The 15 seconds: Live Streaming Storm and Tik Tok Crisis

With live video, you never know what’s going to happen next. But what you do know is this: If you don’t tune in, you’ll miss out entirely.

There is no denying that “live streaming” is trending, used in a vast variety of aspects, whether that being entertainment or business. Many large enterprises are interested in using live streaming to improve their services. Social media platforms are investing a considerable amount of money to incorporate its live streaming feature. The mass utilization of live streaming is just the beginning, and there is plenty of growth left in this segment.

On the other hand, we all know how technology plays a significant role in education. Live streaming acts as a tool to provide education for all age groups. Teachers and school administrators today have powerful technology at their fingertips, and using well-known platforms, they can stream lessons and events in their schools, allowing a wider audience to observe and even participate.

However, there are indeed some downsides and psychological impacts on the users, which most of them are children and teenagers, through the use of live streaming. Researches show that nearly 80 percent of children have live streamed, including those who watched it. Some content in the videos is very mature, for instances, contents includes drug and alcohol use, explicit language and dangerous behaviors.

This year, ICEAP has launched a brand new special session: “The 15 seconds: Live Streaming Storm and Tik Tok Crisis”. In this special session, scholars and professionals are welcomed to discuss and exchange their thoughts and experience about the rising use of live streaming in education, how it has changed our learning pattern and what sorts of impact does it have on the psychological phase of the users.