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Newbie academic conference tips via Twitter

by Sayraphim on July 18, 2019

So I’ve never been to an academic conference before. Sure, I’ve been to Vidcon a couple of times  and when I was a teen I went to roleplaying conferences, but I’ve never been to an academic conference before. And suddenly, I learned I was presenting out edutube at one, the 4rd Annual Young Creative Connected (YCC) …

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The community of learners on YouTube

by Sayraphim on July 11, 2019

So John Green is a YouTube educational powerhouse along with his brother Hank. And John did a TED X talk in 2015 titled “Paper Towns and why learning is awesome”. I’ll add the whole video at the bottom of the post, but he talks about learning communities online and specifically on YouTube near the end …

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So I’m still turning the Big Question around in my brain. Each phd has a Big Question and a methodology to research that Big Question. I think I’ve got the methodology down, but I’m still rubic-cubing the various possible question/s in my head. I have a lot of questions. So my supervisor suggested that I …

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Why Do You Edu?

by Sayraphim on July 2, 2019

My next educational collab is up! I asked some educators on YouTube to share their origin stories-   If you’re keen to participate in the next video, comment down below or find me on social media!

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Do you edutube? Come share why!

June 2, 2019

So I’ve got a little project going on, want to participate? I’m doing a collab vid with other edutubers all around the world, asking them to film themselves chatting about why they started their channel, I’d love to have you be a part of it! Basically, I’m asking edutubers to film a little vid 5 …

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Australian and New Zealand educators on YouTube

May 29, 2019

Ok, so honestly, I don’t know if this is helpful to my phd or not, but I thought I’d make a list of Australian Edutubers right now. Part of the problem with research into a social media is that stuff changes so fast. But the time you’re ready to publish your phd (or the book …

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What are the different types of YouTube Collabs?

May 24, 2019

AKA – Collab (collaboration) categorizations I’ve been interested in collabs for a while now. In fact I went to a panel on collabs at Vidcon last year. It turned out that out of the 4 people on the panel, one had only collab’ed 10 times and the only Australian on the panel had only collab’ed …

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Is youtube revolutionizing education?

May 24, 2019

This is not a full blog post, just a long quote from the Veritasium video I’ve embedded. I’ll be back later to chat more about it… . . probably. “if you think the fundamental job of a teacher is to transmit information from their head to their students, then… they are obsolete…. Luckily the fundamental …

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I tried a thing. And it failed! How cool is that?

May 17, 2019

I’ve been thinking about YouTube’s different genre’s of edutube (which I talked about in the Definition of Edutube post) but basically they boiled it down to: ‘Edutainment’- combining education with entertainment: Often hosted by curiosity-seeking hosts or subject matter experts, these videos provide memorable education on YouTube in a creative way. Straightforward education and answers – …

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Edutube: Beyond Science Vidcon USA panel in 2018

May 16, 2019

So I found a blog post a while ago from Dr. Robert Runte, who attended a panel at Vidcon US in 2018 called “Edutube: Beyond Science”. I was fascinated because even Vidcon is saying that edutube is so understood to be scicomm (science communication) that they named their panel “Beyond Science” AKA ‘edutube is other things …

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