Again, along the lines of Fisch and Wesch et al., further reflection on the changing nature of communication in the world today, and the skills toward which this challenges us in teaching, learning and living.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This video is part of a digital ethnography project by anthropologist Michael Wesch of Kansas State U. His videos and ethnograpy project have inspired many others to try their hand (and mind) at reflecting on the changing culture of communication in our lives today. Many of his own students have likewise produced videos as part of this project.
Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod's original "Did You Know" video challenged us to think about what edcuation is moving toward in the early 21st Century. There have been quite a few remixes of this video, and a number of extensions. Here is one remix.
The original name of this on YouTube is "Lighting an Educational Fire," taken from a quote by Yeats. It is a sequence of inspirational quotes about education-inspiration, set to music. Pardon the advertizing at the end (put there by the original creator of the video.)