We’re working on a new video, tentatively titled “The Visions of Students Today.” We are hoping that a few students all over the world will be willing to show us how they see their world and how they learn. If you are a student, or even better: a professor or teacher trying to come up with a great way to start off the semester, we hope you will consider submitting a 2 minute video showing us scenes of what you see in your everyday life during your most critical learning moments. Importantly, these critical learning moments may not be in the classroom. They might be with friends, online, watching TV, playing videogames, or playing other games. They can be anywhere with anybody (or nowhere with nobody). For students, this is your chance to really show us how you learn. And of course, feel free to show us how you don’t learn as well. Critique us. Show us what doesn’t work. And most importantly, try to find clever ways to show it.
To submit, submit your video on YouTube with the tag: VOST2011. Submissions will be due by February 15th (a great way to kick off the semester, reflecting on learning and learning to edit video at the same time!) We’ll take all the submissions, remix them, and publish them all together in a final video along with a website showcasing all the submissions along with additional materials where teachers and students can find more information and resources.
As you may know, the working title is a play off of a video we produced almost 4 years ago: A Vision of Students Today (below). This project inverts the scene, putting the camera in the hands of the students. We hope that this vision from the students point of view will give us all a better vision of how to make better learning environments for all of us.