It's video Friday on SOTI. But then again, it was video Wednesday and video Thursday as well. I find myself posting more and more videos here. In part this is for a little light relief, as in the example I posted yesterday, because I believe that education doesn't have to be boring. But it's also because more and more well-crafted internet videos have serious points and are making us think. Take the following example. Anyone who has heard me speak over the past few months has had the pleasure of my views on the long tail in higher education. But the first couple of times Martin wrote about disintermediation, I scratched my head. Although this video is about commerce, it's not hard to see how the (humorous) message it contains applies to higher education:
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Here's another example. Take a look at these two videos about Second Life. Which one tells you more about the educational potential of this technology?