A Vision of Students (in the US) Today – Digital Ethnography

by Dina on October 18, 2007 · 0 comments

in Ethnography,Voices of the World,Youth Rap Insights

A new video from Mike Wesch, who had earlier made the fab video, The Machine is Us/ing Us. Mike Wesch’s videos explore mediated culture, seeking to merge the ideas of Media Ecology and Cultural Anthropology.

In a blog post describing this video, Prof Wesch says:

It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how our current educational system fits in. We created a Google Document to facilitate the brainstorming exercise, which began with the following instructions:

“… the basic idea is to create a 3 minute video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. We already know some things from previous research (and if you know of any interesting statistics, please list them along with the source). Others we will need to find out by doing a class survey. Please add whatever you want to know or present.”

A super example of Digital Ethnography! [thanks JP, for the link]

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