YouTube in education and elsewhere

A few months ago, I spent some time looking at YouTube, as video resources were cropping up more and more from educational and other organisations. Some questions occurred to me, such as:

  • What is the educational potential of YouTube?
  • How does the site work?
  • Is there such a thing as a YouTube community?
  • Are individuals better at developing audiences on YouTube than organisations?
  • How do you get to the good stuff when looking for videos?

I explore some of these issues in a new article on YouTube for Fun and Education, published in ALISS Quarterly – plus, there is an accompanying set of slides which are available on SlideShare.

YouTube for fun and education

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The screenshots from the various videos should be clickable links that take you through to YouTube or all the videos are all available as a YouTube playlist.

Intute: Social Sciences features more Internet resources from YouTube.