Posted by emilybrown840 on February 14, 2013
YouTube has become such a huge site that bleeds into piratically almost every site. It can utilize for a large amount of things, from watching an old T.V. show to education reasons. Throughout the years my teachers have used YouTube multiple times to show us certain clips that pertain to what we’re talking about or even just to pass the time in class. But even with all these uses, as stated in “YouTube and Archives in Educational Environments,” it does have it’s limitations, a video could just have its audio taken down or maybe even the entire videos. This can cause problems for teachers and students who were planning on a certain video to work, this is just one way using YouTube as an educational device can be a bit finicky. There’s also the worry that the site could be down, though rare, for a maintenance or technical problems. And though I do believe using YouTube as an educational device is a brilliant and very useful idea, these are things you must be aware and prepared for if you do intend to use YouTube as an educational device,
I can not think of a day I’ve gone without looking up something on Youtube, whether it be entertainment reasons or even for my own educational purposes, whether that be school related or not. I’ve gone from looking up tutorials on how to make a certain outfit for cosplay to helping figured out how to do something in my computer’s programming class. Having a visual always helps much more than just text or audio.