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educational youtube

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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My first lecture, now up on Youtube!

September 23, 2019

So I am a tutor at a university, I’m teaching pre-service (under grad) teaching students. The subject delivers online lectures and readings but face to face tutorials (which is where I come in). Each tutor was asked to record a lecture, and mine was for this week’s classes on “Comparing Histories: Multiple perspectives and how …

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Educational content at Vidcon Australia 3

September 23, 2019

So Vidcon happened in Melbourne over the weekend and I went along. They did a call out about 6 weeks ago, asking for people to submit ‘networking sessions’ ideas. Basically for a networking session they provide you with a room and a listing in the program and you hope your community turns up! To pitch …

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Stats is fun. Educational youtube stats are even funner!

July 30, 2019

This is just going to be a blog post about stats about edutube. I’ll sort them into years, as how old the article is, is important when you’re taking these stats into consideration. 2015 With over 1 billion unique visitors a month, [youtube] is notorious as a prime site for procrastination and a haven for …

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How Australians spend their time on the net

July 30, 2019

Ok, I’ve spent two days trying to upload this image to this blog post, but TA DA it’s finally up! So this comes from an article on The Conversation titled “We can put a leash on Google and Facebook, but there’s no saving the traditional news model” It’s about the advertising that is on various …

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Newbie academic conference tips via Twitter

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

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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