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Why Do You Edu?

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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When you have a (intended) supervisor who GETS it

May 16, 2019

So I’ve already approached someone to be my supervisor. Who else could  help shepherd this edutube phd into existence but Kelli, my first friend at Vidcon,  staunch edutube practitioner and co-admin of the ANZ Edutube Facebook group. Kelli challenged me to start my blog back up for this journey. Until these edutube posts, I hadn’t …

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Vidcon and Edutube and Me

May 15, 2019

So mid 2017 I decided I’d properly start up an edutube youtube channel. I’d been making videos for a while and I had the MonsterThinks channel for an unrelated reason (ok, a job interview I went for didn’t *require* a video about yourself but they said it’d help. So I made one. And got the …

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Why is scicomm winning, and other questions about edutube

May 13, 2019

So I’m in the pre-phd research phase of my phd on edutube. A phd consists of two parts, one is the Big Question which you’re trying to answer and the other is the theoretical framework which you use as a lens to examine your Big Question. I don’t know what my Big Question is going …

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