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VIDEO KILLED THE


Con Sotidis looks at the part live video can play in learning I


f you are my vintage, you will recall the classic song from Te Buggles, Video Killed the


Radio Star. As most of you know, this song is a reference to concerns about 20th-century inventions and machines. Te song was a number one hit and went on to be a catch cry of my time. We know that video has changed lots in our world – especially in our pro- fession. It is clear now, more than ever,


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that video is a great source for teaching. With platforms such as You Tube and Vimeo, video learning is now a reality. Anyone has the ability to record


a video, create an account and upload it to YouTube. Credentials? You don’t need any. Credibility? None required. If you have a camera and a microphone, you can do it. Te video community who watch these videos judge the quality and


effectiveness. Te community can make you and the community can break you. Not everyone can do it and, for that matter, not everyone is doing it. Many people speak well on their feet but don’t feel comfortable doing YouTube videos. However, some make a very good


income from YouTube marketing and affiliations. And others do it for the love of teaching and not the money.


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