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Wednesday, May 30 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
YouTube for Higher Education: A Discussion-Based Approach for Promoting Growth

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It has been the experience of the presenters that mindful use of social media can make learning feel fun. While YouTube is not new to education, ongoing evaluation of new ways to use it and improve it’s effectiveness enables more effective sharing of ideas and educational resources. YouTube can target the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains of Bloom’s taxonomy while remaining highly accessible on handheld devices (May, Wedgeworth, & Bigham, 2013). Multiple authors discuss the need to be cautious when selecting videos for learning to ensure they are accurate and help students meet course objectives (Agazio, & Buckley, 2009; Jaffar, 2012; May et al., 2013). It is often difficult to find a video that meets all the needs of learners in a particular course. For these reasons, Jaffar (2012) suggests that creation of videos by faculty is the optimal strategy for promoting effective student learning. With open licensing, there is potential to facilitate the creation of remixed videos that target the specific needs of learners. What are the benefits to sharing videos on YouTube, and are the default licensing options enough?

The presenters invite discussion of best practices around YouTube video creation, discussion of the challenges to open licensing in this space and the potential for video use in education. Sharing of these experiences will help other educators consider if and how they may use YouTube. As an Open Educational Media practitioners, we can share examples of faculty attempts at using video lessons on YouTube and other platforms. What choices do they make and how do they impact reuse?

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Jon Fulton

Video Producer, Open Learning, TRU
Jon Fulton is a video producer for Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning. He creates pedagogically-driven media pieces for distance courses. His business card should read “Image Acquisition and Manipulation,” although he also has extensive experience in audio manipulation... Read More →
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Laura Killam

Professor, Cambrian College
Laura is a nurse educator who is committed to student empowerment through inclusive and flexible approaches to learning. Over the past year, her scholarship has been focused on ways to integrate authentic assessments like open-book testing and simulation as learning opportunities... Read More →
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Jason Toal

Interaction Specialist, Simon Fraser University
@draggin on twitterJason brings a background in art, design, and education to the practice of Interaction Specialist. His focus is on the needs of users in whatever end product they may be using in their learning experience, from new web technologies, innovative media to drawing on... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm AKDT
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