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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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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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The community of learners on YouTube

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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Asking the Big Questions about educational videos inside and outside the classroom

July 3, 2019

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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