So you go to the school of hard knocks… that will be the one with teachers and books, yep junior, middle and hi school then off to those big centers of education called colleges and universities. But hey is that just old School?
Students – from elementary school to the doctoral level – have turned to the video-sharing site’s with collection of millions of instructional videos for the same purpose: to supplement their education
It seems that the options of learning online are extensive. Searching YouTube for refreshers before a quiz. Going over the confusing math class from today that you did not understand. Kids are finding some of these 5minunte clips more informative than their textbooks. Some kids have even been found to be spending time online teaching themselves subjects that are not available at School.
2009 US Department of Education study revealed that on average, online students out performed those receiving face-to-face instruction. Campus students have said that they prefer the online classroom not just because they save time by not driving to a campus, but because they can spend more time on the actual course work since it can be completed at any time of the day that is convenient for them
We all know people learn in different ways and video, as we know can be very engaging.
There are now even Academies such as the Khan Acadamy based entirely on YouTube videos. Now totaling 1,400, these videos are amazingly simple a hand solving a problem with coloured pens on a blackboard… now does that sound familiar or what? Mr Khan throws in some humor and bingo he has 13,000 people following him on his Facebook page, and 1,750,000 you tube views, even sending cash as a donation to support it all.
Gone are the days of spending time on the phone trying to figure out biology question #17 on frog reproduction, even Microsoft Messenger seems to be slipping in its usefulness. Teenagers are now updating their Status with the day’s events while chatting with 20 or so classmates on their Facebook Chat, solving the next batch of homework in a community Social environment.
But the question has to be are YouTube Videos a reliable form of education. Is the content verified is it valid how do you know the good ones from the bad ones?
@reighny Michael Hunter from Saelstrom Marketing one of our listeners fired me a tweet last week regarding all Credibility of news sources now that everything is internet / sensationalism / conjecture. I.E. Digg / FB / Twitter / etc. And that News online is very opinion based. Everybody is a nuance news source. When everyone is a journalist no one is a journalist.
When I was doing my research for tonight’s spot “ I goggled various subject matters”. I am one who turns to the net to answer a lot of everyday questions. What I found Ironic was that when I goggled “don’t believe what you read” the first few articles were all about Newspaper and TV and not about the Internet or on-line content. The next were songs by Barbra Streiasand and The BoomTown Rats.
There is a person behind it whatever correct? But with a journalist does their credibility way more heavily on the content being of solid research and facts. Do we hold the National Inquirer up as a shinning example of great Journalism or The New York Times?
Wikipedia has over 15 million articles contributed by hundreds of thousands of contributors’ all critiquing each other’s comments. Studies show it’s more accurate than than the 4000 experts who contributed to the Encyclopedia Britannica (it was a very small study). However I can also point out that more than ten thousand definition of the Oxford English Dictionary were from an American mad man locked in a top security asylum in the UK.
Websites such as http://www.udemy.com/ are being established to provide teachers and instructors with a place to create and manage their own online courses. Course creators can upload their presentations and videos, pen blog posts and pull in content from a host of other online services like, YouTube Vimeo and Slideshare.
Perhaps the best way to kill two birds with one stone is for teachers to engage in the process and provide informed and researched content. And the world of online social learning can only get better.
Who is the @real_ogopogo. Congratulations on making Kelowna smile. You can follow him on twitter and his facebook fan page. However I think fellow tweeter may be out to track you down. If not it seems like you have a new friend @gay_ogopogo
Big in the news this week hot on the trail of Justin Bieber is America’s Answer n Greyson Chance, Singing Lady Gaga’s Singing Paparazzi Catch the clip on my site if you did not seem him perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
Big Shout out to all the Sales staff at Kelowna Sentes Infiniti Nissan who have totally got on bored with the spirit of Social Media and put together a joint staff YouTube video entitled Skydiving Cube again you can follow the link on LetsTalkSocial.com or join the Sentes Infiniti Nissan Fanpage.