Can students learn online skills from a teacher? More and more, I’m thinking the answer is no. Countless times, I see high school students watch a YouTube video to better understand a concept that was already covered in class.
Today and tomorrow I’m at the Digital Public Library of America meeting in Washington, DC. I’m a “convener” (I’m hoping that means “judge, jury, and executioner”) of the “ Audience and Participation Workstream ,” which is trying to assess who will use the DPLA and why. Others are working on technical, legal, financial, and content questions.