Michael Wesch’s presentation (at the Library of Congress as part of a series on ‘Digital Natives’) should be viewed by teachers trying to understand the YouTube phenomenon. The musings on ‘why’ are particularly interesting. As a footnote, I follow the presenter on Twitter and was alerted to his upload minutes after he loaded it.
Everything’s changed or changing – fast. Michael Wesch commences with some of the issues of teaching in an inappropriate space before moving on to new media. I particularly love the Marshall McLuhan quote referred to at the opening of this hour long presentation: The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.
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