ERIC Number: EJ799026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
YouTube Professors Scholars as Online Video Stars
Young, Jeffrey R.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v73 n9 p14-16 May 2008
This article takes a look at how professors are becoming the latest YouTube stars. The popularity of their appearances on YouTube and other video-sharing sites end up opening the classroom and making teaching--which once took place behind closed doors--a more public art. Web videos open a new form of public intellectualism to scholars looking to participate in an increasingly visual culture. As such, there have been several colleges that signed agreements with YouTube to give students a chance to connect with the professors and topics they are interested in. A professor at George Mason University believes that the web-video trend brings a welcome check on the teaching process. It also introduces a certain level of accountability for what happens in the classroom.
Descriptors: Web Sites, College Faculty, Electronic Publishing, Popular Culture, Visual Aids, School Business Relationship, Colleges
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