From YouTube to YouNiversities
Henry Jenkin in a recent post on his blog argues that universities must use YouTube (and other Web 2.0 applications) if they want to shape people, who are needed by society, or who will be able to live in our rapidly changing society. He calls for university departments based on YouTube and Wikipedia:
allowing for the rapid deployment of scattered expertise and the dynamic reconfiguration of fields
His post, or more precisely his “essay”, reflects on new trends in university, such as blogs focused on research thesis (or like ours), to engage in larger public conversation and not only academic research.
I am not good at summary… so have a look at his post! 😉