Video can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, the value of the medium lies not in itself but in how it is used.
I am so surprised that in academic situation like master courses, teachers and students show their YouTube video to raise a discussion or to give examples with images.
I did not except this because I thought YouTube was old fashion and the video was often introduced as problematic on the news in my country.
In this course, I learned the effectiveness of using YouTube in the educational settings.
One example is that unlike teachers simply deliver the YouTube video, learners can search certain topics, perhaps controversial one, related to the class, and they can do debate, showing their selected videos. Mass of information from frank one to academic one can be found on the web and key person in any field may publish their own YouTube videos besides their paper work.
Students can find the videos as supplemental resources for the class argument.
The content is richer than I expected when I explored in English. Especially, I like to see YouTube which introduces learning theories.
They are pretty understandable and memorable for me.