YouTube Pedagogy

Helping students learn how to evaluate information is difficult. The Teaching Learning Center is experimenting with creating YouTube videos to help teach skills for freshmen in particular. Our most recent one features our own art history professor, Parme Giuntini, discussing some of the criteria useful in determining whether the information found in periodicals is scholarly, popular, or professional.

Other non-video-based Info Lit tutorials are located here: http://library.otis.edu/informationliteracy.html

This method of teaching Info Lit skills holds promise. YouTube has become extraordinarily poplular over the last year or so. How do you think students respond to these sorts of things?

The foundation Department has also been experimenting with videos. You will find them them through the YouTube Otis Channel and also through the Apple Music Store iTuneU link.

Your comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged.

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