- Video Discussion
- Reading Conversations
Let's watch this 10 minute video ... take note this has quite a bit of explicit language in it. There is a reason for this.
Some talking points:
- What's being disruptive in the video above?
- How did you view the production of your own videos as an educational task?
- Did you prepare or think about the task differently than a traditional written assignment?
- What is it about the youtube medium that deserves different types of thinking?
From McLuhan (The Medium is the Massage, 128) ... "The main cause for disappointment in and for criticism of television is the failure on the part of its critics view it as a totally new technology which demands different sensory responses. These critics insist on regarding television as merely a degraded form of print technology."
consider that in the context of our course conversation and do a little editing ...
"The main cause for disappointment in and for criticism of [youtube] is the failure on the part of its critics view it as a totally new technology which demands different sensory responses. These critics insist on regarding [youtube] as merely a degraded form of [television]."
Do you find this as out of control as we do?
We'd like you to revisit your videos and within the context of what we've discussed and see how you might reconsider your design. Given the upcoming synthesis week, we'd like you to create a compelling and appropriate video that communicates part of your team's message. That will accompany your overall synthesis presentation.
Looking at Google Reader
In teams you will craft the beginning of definitions of the two of our key themes, community & identity. These should reference specific pieces from the content associated with the class (readings, podcasts, blog posts, etc). Work in your team's google doc and do a final posting at the end of the allotted time.
Questions to Consider
- What is your emergent definitions of community & identity?
- How does Gee characterize community & identity?
- What is the relationship between the Discourses that Gee discusses and the Mindsets that Lankshear and Knoble describe?