March 19, 2012 YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video
Articles I Read:
Peter B. Kaughman and Jen Mohan (2009, June). Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future. http://library.nyu.edu/about/Video_Use_in_Higher_Education.pdf
Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Mary Madden (2009, July). The Audience for Online Video- Sharing Sites Shoots Up. Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/
Mary Madden (2009, July 25). Online Video. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2007/
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Kristen Purcell (2010, June 3). The State of Online Video. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP-The-State-of-Online-Video.pdf
Kathleen Moore (2011, July 26). 71 Percent Report Using Video Sharing Sites
Pew Internet and American Life Project, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Video-sharing-sites/Report.aspx and http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2011
Stephen Downes (2008). “Places to Go: YouTube,” Innovate: Journal of Online Education, http://innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue5/Places_to_Go-__YouTube.pdf
Craig Howard and Rodney Myers (2011). Creating-annotated discussions: An asynchronous alternative, International Journal of Designs for Learning, 1(1). Available:
Alexandra Juhasz blog posts and video book:“I Proclaim the Stuff on YouTube to be Leprous,” Media Praxis (February 29, 2008), http://aljean.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/i-proclaim-the-stuff-of-
“Teaching on YouTube,” OpenCulture (April 22, 2008), http://www.oculture.com/2008/04/teaching_on_youtube.html
Marc Parry (2011, Feb 20). Free ‘Video Book’ From MIT Press Challenges Limits of Scholarship, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/
Learning from YouTube (a video book), by Alexandra Juhasz (2011), MIT Press, http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/learningfromyoutube/
Bonk, C. J. (2011). YouTube anchors and enders: The use of shared online video content as a macrocontext for learning. Asia-Pacific Collaborative Education Journal, 7(1). Available: http://www.acecjournal.org/2009/Journal_Data/Vol7No1/201103.pdf and http://www.acecjournal.org/
I read all of the given articles this week. I am interested in using video in the elementary classroom because it is engaging for young children. I learned very quickly that their attention span was short and they liked to be entertained. Thus, I only showed brief interesting clips. Back in those days (six years ago) I used VCR tapes and DVD discs. YouTube was only a year old when I started teaching. Until I took Dr. Bonk’s classes, I felt similar to how Alexandra Juhasz felt about YouTube. I didn’t trust the sources and I thought it was used mostly for amateur’s home videos. After reading these articles, I have a better appreciation for the work that goes into YouTube.
I love the fact that YouTube is free but it still makes me nervous. I don’t like the idea of unsavory people posting inappropriate content. I don’t like to run across it myself and I certainly don’t like the fact that children can too. I know there are filters for that, but they are a pain!
I also wonder how the YouTube videos get around copyright laws and privacy concerns. It seems like it would be impossible to police it.
I guess the privacy concern is an issue because I just read in the news about the college kid who set up a camera in his dorm room to catch his gay roommate in the act. It’s in the news all the time. Just last week, a couple of Bloomington High School North boys were fighting on Facebook. Then they were fighting near the parking lot of the school and the other kids were videotaping it. One boy went to the hospital for injuries. Sad.
I was hoping that by taking these IST courses, I would be getting ahead of the game in the use of technology in the education setting. Yet, when I read about this generation of tech savvy students I feel myself slipping behind again. Sigh.
I value the guest speakers we have in the class because they reinforce what we read and reflect on each week. Having Craig Howard speak to us last Saturday was a treat. I hope that the other instructors and professors come to realize that the forums are not engaging too. I’m sure there are other avenues outside of Oncourse that are better. I enjoy discussing online with the other students but when the conversations and topics are forced, they are not fun and are more like a chore. I wonder if the students in Craig’s class responded more because of the high expectations or the novelty of using YouTube. I wonder if they liked the new method compared to the forums.
I think that Alexandra Juhasz’s results of her YouTube course are valuable to the social aspects of online learning. I also think that the requirement of posting videos allowed the students to use higher order thinking skills and creativity. Her insights, the six oppositions, are a nice contribution to comparing online and traditional classrooms.
Dr. Bonk’s anchors and enders article inspired me to use this idea with exit slips. The teacher could show a video clip in the beginning for engagement. Then the teacher could show another video clip at the end. The students could reflect on what they watched and learned about by completing an exit slip.
New “revolutionary” technologies sometimes seem to be a reinvention of past technologies. I’m not sure that YouTube clips are going to make that much of a difference. They will promote creating and sharing and they are more convenient and easy to use. But really they are no different from TV in the classroom.
I think what will be more exciting is students creating their own videos and teaching each other. That will be a revolution!
For more information about this week, see my summary posted in the forums in Oncourse.
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