Talking to teachers about YouTube

Yesterday Simon and I talked to a small group of teachers about the habits of Swedish youth using YouTube and the way that these habits are presented in the media, the historical presentation of new technologies in media, as well as a small presentation of theoretical terms used in this type of research. The talk was very well received, and in preparing for the talk I was able to begin preparing for the talk I will give at AOIR in October.

I think this kind of interaction is so important in research. By having a discussion with teachers, we are pushing our results down a chain of knowledge and hopefully the creators of these videos ,and the knowledge that they bring to a discussion, can be met by the interest and knowledge of their (formalized) teachers in order to create opportunities for using media/technology in classroom settings.

Here are some of the materials we used…
Prezi presentation of YouTube clips
The project website,
The project video