I've Decided To Major In YouTube Watching

from the and-minor-in-digg dept

Lots of colleges have random "light weight" classes that people always seem to joke about. When I was in school I remember the jokes about "Physics for Poets" and "Rocks for Jocks" (though, I think that second one had a more formal name). However, with a new generation of internet services, there can now be a new generation of odd classes that people will make fun of, such as the new class being offered by Pitzer College which is all about YouTube. The class seems to involve watching YouTube videos, commenting on them, discussing them and creating your own YouTube videos. To be honest about it, this is really sounds like a typical class in popular culture -- which are found at universities around the world -- but with a slight YouTube twist, which helps it generate news and become part of the pop culture itself. Now, if someone would just offer a class in using Digg... that would get some attention.
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    doug m, 14 Sep 2007 @ 3:48pm

    fun internet classes

    there should be a class for blog reading, where you are graded based on how much of a contribution your comment makes

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    Trerro, 14 Sep 2007 @ 5:37pm

    Expelled. :P

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    Eric the Grey, 14 Sep 2007 @ 6:16pm

    Second Life

    There is a one day "class" offered at my community college later this month concentrating on Second Life, and job possibilities therein.

    I've only just touched the basics with SL, and will probably attend, just to see what they're talking about. Unfortunately, it's not a credited class.


    EtG

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    Sanguine Dream, 14 Sep 2007 @ 7:25pm

    By any other name...

    Sounds like a pop culture class that is riding Youtube's curtails to generate some buzz.

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    Josh, 15 Sep 2007 @ 8:15am

    At least it's easy

    This takes "bird" courses to a new level of ease. Think of it. No textbook is needed, students just need an internet connection and maybe a webcam, and off you go. The professor doesn't really have to even do anything but hand out "grades". It's a win-win for everyone...ugh.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Sep 2007 @ 4:18pm

    Frankly, I think these types of courses are designed for people too stupid to get a real degree but can claim they went to "university" because they did a three day course in basic basket weaving or whatever.

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    Gijs, 8 Oct 2007 @ 3:11am

    Interesting, this will provide more chances for branded education on diverse subjects

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    Gijs, 8 Oct 2007 @ 3:23am

    Do they use particular youtube-channels in this course?
    I'm interested in this channels because i'm working with short videoclips with educational content.

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