Friday, October 05, 2007

YouTube 101 - Yes, It's a Real Class

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.

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.
from OLDaily

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