Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What Can We Learn from YouTube?

First of all, I'm here to report that there is such a thing as a chocolate hangover.

Second, check out the news about this course that Pitzer College media studies professor and documentary filmmaker Alexandra Juhasz is teaching on YouTube. Literally. The course's subject? The popular role of YouTube!

Class members control most of the class content and YouTube watchers from around the world are encouraged to comment. Mainstream media coverage is all "you're kidding--college credit for watching YouTube?" But if you ask me, it's an incredibly innovative venture. I'm eager to see where this leads.

To check out the course and join the conversation, click here. Juhasz is blogging about it all at Media Praxis, a project she's developing for Mediacommons, where interesting commentary on the project is also underway.

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