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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
As I mentioned in my last post, Dr. Grace Lin (University of Houston), Alex Bonk (my son), and I are conducting research on YuTube videos (see We are looking at why people post, view, share, comment on, or subscribe to a YouTube video. Areas of interest include motivation, engagement, instructional design, and learning or educational value in a YouTube video. We also inquire about various issues related to the Web 2.0. We ask questions such as "How important are YouTube videos in training and education right now?," "Why would you create a YouTube video? (check all that apply)," "How often do you watch YouTube videos?, " "Have you ever shared a YouTube video link with a friend?," and "How important will other forms of Web 2.0 technology such as blogging, Wikipedia, podcasting, online photo albums, and online social networking be for training and education in 5 years?"

The participant is randomly assigned to one of 60 YouTube videos (6 types of videos and 10 videos per category). Each survey has one of the 60 YouTube videos below embedded in it. You can take the survey and help me in this research. If you do, you have a chance to win an iPod or iPhone. In addition, SurveyShare (the sponsor) is giving away 90 days of free unlimited service to anyone who takes the survey. To participate, go to:

YouTube Videos (6 categories x 10/category = 60 videos)

A. Education and Educational Technology
B. News, Politics, Environment, and Culture
C. Computers and Digital Technology
D. Arts and Entertainment (Magic, Music, Dance, Animation, Photography, Painting, etc.)
E. Sports
F. Comedy

A. Education and Educational Technology
1. Did You know; Shift Happens – Globalization; Information Age

2. Did You Know 2.0

3. Voices from the New American Schoolhouse (trailer)

4. A Fair(y) Use Tale

5. Pay Attention

6. Wikis in Plain English

7. Video: RSS in Plain English

8. Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities

9. The Wire: Education

10. Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

B. News, Politics, Environment, and Culture

1. 9/11

2. Vote Different (Hillary Clinton)

3. Michael J. Fox

4. Stop the Clash of Civilizations

5. A Global Warning…

6. An Uneducated Electorate Promotes Democracy Lost

7. Malcolm X: Oxford University Debate

8. The Most Popular YOUTUBE Video EVER

9. Leonardo DiCaprio's YouTube Message

10. Robert Redford on Saving the Artic Refuge

C. Computers and Digital Technology

1. reactable: basic demo #1 (square objects are sound generators)

2. Minority Report becomes reality (TED award—cool stuff with computer interface)

3. A Closer Look At the iPhone

4. Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

5. EVOLUTION (of games—sorta violent)

6. OLPC demo by Hakon Wium Lie ($100 Laptop)

7. Coolest Imaging and Social Technology EVER! (cool, except for BMW commercial at end)

8. Philips: Drag & Draw Technology (write on walls) (Dijital Boyama)

9. MIT sketching

10. Web 2.0

D. Art and Entertainment (Magic, Music, Dance, Animation, Photography, Painting, etc.)

1. Best card trick in the world

2. Colour changing card trick

3. Quick Change Artists on America’s Got Talent

4. Guitar

5. Evolution of Dance

6. OK Go – Here It Goes Again (guys in treadmill)

7. Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years

8. Tony vs. Paul (mucho action—stop motion)

9. Free Hugs Campaign. (music by Sick Puppies)

10. Amateur – Lasse Gjertsen (stop motion--drums and piano)

E. Sports

1. Ronaldinho

2. Ronaldinho: Touch of Gold (Nike)

3. Comedy Football

4. Football skills

5. Best soccer goals FIFA

6. Puehse Twins Skateboarding

7. Terje’s First Descent

8. Best of Rodney Mullen


10. Mountain Bike (Trials Bike) Trickster – Danny Macaskill

F. Comedy

1. Where the Hell is Matt?

2. New Numa – The Return of Gary Brolsma!

3. Spiders on Drugs (caution on word use)

4. Charlie the Unicorn

5. Korean madness

6. Frank Caliendo – Impressions

7. Hahaha

8. Dad at the Comedy Barn

9. Muffins

10. Introducing the book (repost)

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  posted by Curt Bonk @ 10:48 PM  
  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger Steve_Ehrmann said…

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  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger Steve_Ehrmann said…

    Question 33 in the survey lacks an important answer option. My only reason to watch this particular video was because it was embedded in this survey. I couldn't leave the item blank - the survey doesn't let me do that - so I lied in order to finish.

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Curt Bonk said…

    Good pt.

  • At 11:27 AM, Blogger Darren Draper said…

    Nice work, Curt. It's great to see this survey get off the ground.

    As you know, I've been thinking a lot about the kind of impact such videos have on education, including their level of efficacy in promoting teacher change.

    Consequently, I'll be very interested in your results.

  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger Raimundo Rubio said…

    Interesting research .I have put a link in my blog. I´m interesting in the result.

  • At 10:50 AM, Blogger Curt Bonk said…

    I will try to post the results in mid to late February in this blog.

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