Should academics get down and dirty with YouTube?

Emergent Research

One of Maynard's Risk Bites videos on YouTube; CC-BY

Event Information

Date & Time
February 24, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type
Lecture

Is there a role for academic institutions in online informal education? Andrew D. Maynard, Director of the Risk Science Center in the U-M School of Public Health, talks about the growing trend in online video being used as an informal education source by individuals. He produces entertaining "Risk Bites" videos, which cover topics that deal with the science behind how we understand and address risks to our health.

Beyond the publicly accessible Massive Open Online Courses offered by academic institutions, the most highly viewed educational content is generated by content creators without strong academic affiliations. As online informal education video content grows in sophistication and impact, should academic institutions be front and center of this new wave of education? And if so, how should they be engaging?

MLibrary Emergent Research Series events are aimed at better understanding the various types of research undertaken across campus, particularly as they relate to library services and support, opportunities for collaboration, data management and preservation, and beyond.

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