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You are totally correct.

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You are totally correct. Mobile devices and Social networks such as facebook and YouTube are here to stay so that educators must use them in the teaching process. Many academics are posting great educational videos and a curation process is needed to present them in an organized manner. These assets should be incorporated in any educational setting and should help drive discussions and meaningful dialog .

Online self-learning is becoming fast the perfect choice of learning, especially with so many great educational videos available for free. The only problem is to sort the good ones from the rest and present them in an organized manner.

This effort is being done by: http://Utubersity.com which presents the best educational videos available on YouTube in an organized, easy to find way to watch and learn.

They are classified and tagged in a way that enables people to find these materials more easily and efficiently and not waste time browsing through pages of irrelevant search results.

The website also enhances the experience using other means such as recommending related videos, Wikipedia content and so on. There's also a Spanish version called http://utubersidad.com

This is a project that YouTube should embrace itself, with curated content from academics and maybe using a different URL (Youtubersity?) so it won’t be blocked by schools.

Consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

Spreading the Socratic Love

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Excellent work, Guys! Thanks for sharing. You hit the nail on the head with this:
"Socratic seminars teach students to listen, communicate, and learn from individuals who have different experiences and viewpoints. Our post-globalized generation will need these critical skills in order to solve the world's growing problems, Socratic seminars should be a part of every classroom." I am currently working with a colleague on how to incorporate this practice into virtual schools in general and connect students in a real time virtual conversation from multiple sites, including "home" sites, and I'm looking forward to sharing this info w/ my colleague. Teachers interested in the inner/outer circle should see Matt Copeland's text, Socratic Circles. Thanks again, keep up the good work. We need innovative approaches that can mesh with classical and research proven methods.

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