Archive for YouTube

Free ‘Video Book’ From MIT Press Challenges Limits of Scholarship

Posted in teaching with tags , on 22 February 2011 by Steve

“When Alexandra Juhasz began teaching a class about YouTube in 2007, journalists poked fun at the Pitzer College professor. Academic credit to watch goofy kitten videos? TechCrunch, a popular blog, said it might be the most ridiculous class any college had ever offered …” (more)

[Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 February]

Browsing youtube

Posted in Life with tags on 13 November 2010 by Steve

“It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m messing around on youtube. Here are some gems I’ve stumbled cross. First up, what might an honest and upfront conversation with a particular type of student look like? …” (more)

[Pennybridged’s Weblog …, 13 November]

Academic disengagement makes it to YouTube

Posted in Life with tags on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“Several text-to-movie videos have recently gone viral on YouTube that spoof situations in which professors find themselves when dealing with disengaged students, or students who are ambitious about graduate or professional school, but have not sufficiently prepared themselves for it by getting good grades …” (more)

[Ivory Tower Blues, 12 November]

YouTube Better at Funny Cat Videos Than Educational Content, Professors Say

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 27 July 2010 by Steve

“While many students turn to YouTube when looking for help with their homework, it can be hard to find good-quality educational clips there, according to two professors who did a preliminary analysis of several video search engines …” (more)

[Jeff Young, Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 July]

University Puts Researchers on YouTube to Stir Commercial Interest

Posted in research with tags , on 6 February 2010 by Steve

“Stephen Kinsey wanted to find a more personal way to connect inventors at his university to businesses that might be interested in their creations. So he let researchers do the talking, explaining their work in videos on a YouTube channel created at the University of Maryland at Baltimore last month …” (more)

[Jill Laster, Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 February]

European universities sign up to YouTube EDU

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 October 2009 by Steve

EU“YouTube has announced the addition of 45 university channels from six countries in Europe and Israel. The new channels will be available through YouTube EDU http://www.youtube.com/edu, a centralised location where people can quickly and easily discover higher educational institutions on the site. Universities on YouTube, like Cambridge University and The Open University offer a detailed portrait of academic life via online video …” (more)

[Techcentral.ie, 2 October]

YouTube University

Posted in teaching with tags , on 15 April 2009 by Steve

USA“Long story short: The site recently gathered together all the video channels of the universities and colleges it’s partnered with over the years and put them under the YouTube EDU banner …” (more)

[Bookofjoe, 15 April]