A number of Pressible users have added video content to their blogs via Youtube embedding, but when it comes to encouraging meaningful discussion around video, the Youtube comments field often quickly devolves into nothing that could be considered academic. We’re not saying it’s impossible to have a productive dialogue on Youtube, but Youtube comments also aren’t referred to as “the worst of humanity” for nothing. Vialogues, a video tool by TC’s Edlab, aims to provide a space where viewers can watch and participate in a thoughtful and productive time-stamped discussion around a video. You don’t have to create content to upload. You can move over any Youtube video and change the course of the comments by creating your own discussion space. Then, that video and the discussion can be embedded in your Pressible post, or another blog/website. The Gottesman Library has been using Vialogues to recap and highlight events from the Education Program. Recent Gottesman Vialogues include Dan Iglesia on Fusing Art, Technology, & Curriculum (Iglesia studied Computer Music at CU and works with live manipulations of sound and video), a book talk by 5 co-editors of Keywords in Youth Studies: Tracing Affects, Movements, and Knowledges, and virtual tours of the Gottesman Library’s physical space. You can see all of the Education Program’s vialogues here and learn more/sign up for the tool here.
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