This will take some time

September 22, 2008

The page this is linked to has a lot of information. But it is worth the time.

DR4WARD is

Dr. William J. Ward, a.k.a DR4WARD,
currently teaches integrated marketing communications / 360 degree branding and international marketing in the College of Business at Alfred University. 

Who knew Batman’s butler had a university. But I digress.

Read the post. It scans quick. You get the gist of what DR4 s up to. But the videos he linked to take some time to watch. They are worth that time.

The first video takes 4 minutes and 32 seconds. It helps understand what is different about information on the web. I mean it really helps. Seriously.

The second video takes 5 minutes 29 seconds. It looks at what can be done with information on the web.

A question to ponder. If you tried to communicate all the information presented in these two videos could you do it in 10 minutes? Could you present all the information, with the impact of these videos, in 10 minutes?

The third video is 9 minutes and 30 seconds of scary stuff. This is “The World Is Flat” but with out Friedman’s happy face.

Video number four is 4 minutes and 44 seconds. DR4WARD asks, “Does this video accurately reflect your learning experience”? I have another question. How do you think the people in this class get their news? Will the introduction of social media into college instruction influence the consumption of news? Ooops, that’s two. I would love to discuss this video in class (HINT Mr. Heldman HINT)

The fifth video is a test of your curiosity. It is an hour and 6 minutes long. Yikes! It is a classroom presentation by the man who put together videos one, two and four. Dr. Wesch is a professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University. No cattle are harmed in the course of the lecture.

The last video is one man’s attempt to bring social media into the classroom. Good stuff but the vieo kept hanging up on me. Stupid technology. Paper and pencil are much more reliable.

I give this site two thumbs up and Joe Bob says go check it out.