Inspiring return to Visions of Students today
Michael Wesch has worked with a group of his own students and a network of students from other institutions who submitted materials to re-visit the Vision of Students Today project that was so well received a few years ago. The original, now showing more than 4.5 million viewings on YouTube, used the affordances of the day to express a disconnect between students' educational experiences and the mediated conditions of their everyday lives.
The updated version pushes a bit further, using the affordances of HTML5 to visually present and annotate an engagement with the same topic. The result is not just a new re-mix of the video, or even a re-mix of a group of submissions from students around the country, but effectively a visual syllabus on the topic of education today. Watch the video, see the annotations appear as the argument unfolds, then explore the visual citations for more detail and information. If you are so inclined, you might even marvel at the economy of the code.
You can find the new project here: http://visionsofstudents.org/
You can also read up on the project's origins and technical background.
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