Wednesday, October 17, 2007

YouTube 101

Over on the EMAC blog I learned about a class being offered at Pitzer College on YouTube. It’s a media studies class learning about YouTube and often using YouTube to teach the class. Where can you find out more about it? Well, on YouTube.

You can also read more about it at Inside Higher Ed. So, UC Berkeley and USC now have YouTube channels, Pangea Day will be on YouTube, and now this media studies course. But students in my district have to watch this at home, and my staff has to use their override. Hmm.

Here's a bunch more about the class.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting in many ways. I have to admit that I didn't watch this video the entire way through, however. In THIS video, at least, the professor was still lecturing. A lecture is a lecture is a lecture, whether it's face to face or on youtube. I'd be very curious to see how she controls the dynamic of the course, how their communication occurs and what their interaction is between classmates. I'd love to see what their collaborations are and how they're managed and facilitated. I'd also love to see the rubric she uses to grade the student's efforts in the class. Lots of potential here, isn't there?