This post provides some context to understand the thinking behind and learning from my 2007 Media Studies course, Learning from YouTube, recently featured in the "coolest college courses" slideshow on this page.
While I was teaching Learning from YouTube in 2007, I was also blogging about our class. This blog, Learning from Learning from YouTube mid-way is a good example of how I was trying, as it was unfolding, to create systems, rubrics, and paradigms with which to better understand this truly unruly place where we had willingly constrained our abilities to learn (as a way to learn), in this way modelling and also hoping to name what we will never learn if our world is reduced to YouTube and other corporate-sponsored, user-generated, popularity-structured on-line places:
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