YouTube 101 - Yes, It's a Real Class
Nice bit of journalism from Andy Carvin as he examines the depths of a university course on YouTube. "The idea behind it is to engage a group of students around the culture of YouTube, while requiring them to use YouTube as one of the primary mechanisms for communicating during the semester." I don't think that the idea is as flaky as some of the commentators - communicating using only video, and especially within the constraints of YouTube video - is hard. And studying the YouTube culture is worthwhile on its own merit.
Friday, October 05, 2007
This just shows the innovation in higher ed. There is no question that YouTube has had a significant influence on our culture, so it seems appropriate to include it in the journalism curriculum.