Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pondering the effects of digital culture on education

Exploring Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes ( The machine is Us/Using Us ) ....was done as an amazing video back in early 2007 by Dr. Michael Wesch, who is dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.

That video stands on its own a a brilliant piece of work... but the thought process continued ... and this prof has gone on to do fascinating exploration of digital natives, and the effects of digital culture on education.

One of his more recent vids, titled “An anthropological introduction to YouTube” was a Library of Congress presentation and while it's an hour long... it's worth sticking through to the end.

...and the hour long one that follows... "Presentation: A Portal to Media Literacy"
should be mandated viewing for all educators!

I want to go take his course!