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I presented on my edutube (educational youtube) phd to a working group of Digital Innovators today at @latrobe. Got some really interesting questions at the end. So here is a thread of interesting questions about youtube and the classroom 1) what is the copyright issues about showing various videos in class? Good qn! I am …

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How is thumbs an effective feedback method?

by Sayraphim on February 5, 2020

This is a first for me! I have a video that’s attracted some thumbs down… This video (which you can see here was put on a History playlist that the excellent Mr Beat complied at the end of last year. You can see the full playlist here. I was really honoured to be invited to …

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So this one is a big ‘un. What actually is ‘educational’? I’ve been talking about this phd for about a year now, and before that I’ve been talking about educational content on youtube for years. And I’ve been thinking about it in curriculum terms – science, english, maths, humanities etc – and I’ve been thinking …

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YouTube University is becoming official

by Sayraphim on February 3, 2020

So one of the most interesting things about embarking on a phd on educational youtube is that *everyone* I tell about it shares a story of what they have learned on youtube. This morning’s example was my barista, who watches youtube to learn other types/the latest coffees/milks. And youtube itself is starting to embrace the …

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Why don’t (most) unis recognise their staff’s youtube channels?

January 31, 2020

I was talking to Zoe Glatt, an academic doing her phd on youtubers at LSE, a while ago, and she pointed out that most academics studying youtube don’t actually have a youtube channel. This was a surprise to me, cause I think it’s really valuable to have hands-on experience with the thing I’m studying. And …

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The Masterchef/Drag Race/YouTube effect – the homogenization of subjects, styles and information

December 20, 2019

So the kinds of reality tv I like are the ones where people make things – Project Runway, Masterchef, Sewing Bee and the sequined gloriousness that is RuPaul’s Drag Race. But I also think that they shape the ideas and creativeness of those who watch them. Let’s chat about the Masterchef/RuPaul effect. So Masterchef, if …

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YouTube University

December 18, 2019

So this is fast becoming a thing I’m noticing everywhere and it’s something I’m really curious about. People referring to ‘YouTube University’ where they get their education. This post was sparked by a moment in the latest series of Project Runway (season 187, ep2), and one of the designers, Marquise Foster, said this: If it’s not …

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Things people have learned from youtube (a viral tweet)

October 3, 2019

So about a month ago I tweeted this Pls pls pls RT if you’ve ever watched a @Youtube video specifically to learn something. I’m trying to prove to my supervisor that YouTube is super useful for learning things. Feel free to comment below and tell me what you learned too, I’d love to know! — …

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Why are we not teaching our teachers how to navigate social media? #AoIR2019

October 1, 2019

So I’m currently at the Association of Internet Researchers 2019 conference up in Brisbane. As part of this I attended a satellite conference – 4rd Annual Young Creative Connected (YCC) Research Network Seminar Where I presented on a panel about Youtube and academics with Zoe Glatt and Kelli McGraw chaired by Jarrod Walczer. (Pic by Zoe Glatt) …

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I submitted my phd application!

October 1, 2019

So I know the future isn’t all flying cars and transporters, but I submitted my phd application online while at an airport cafe using my mobile phone as an internet hot spot while waiting for a plane to take me to my first academic conference and that’s pretty damn cool. Also, I submitted my phd …

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