Thursday, 24 April 2008

YouTube for media studies teaching

Alexandra Juhasz, a Professor of Media Studies in theUS, has just taught a complete course through the medium of YouTube and blogged on the experience (how cringingly hip is that?). To quote from this and a related article in the Chronicle, she said that the features of the site broke down the power relations of the academic classroom, and as a result, "the nature of teaching and learning shifts (I’d say for the worse)."


1 comment:

andrew said...

There was an item on the evening news tonight about secondary school children making their own video clips to illustrate practical science.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0425/science.html
http://www.planet-scicast.com/

That sounds a bit more do-able as a teaching exercise.