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Places to Go: YouTube ARTICLE

Innovate: Journal of Online Education Volume 4, Number 5, ISSN 1552-3233


Founded in 2005 by three former PayPal employees, YouTube has revolutionized the Internet, marking a change from the static Internet to the dynamic Internet. In this edition of Places to Go, Stephen Downes discusses how the rise of a ubiquitous media format–Flash video–has made YouTube's success possible and argues that Flash video has important educational applications. Video sites like YouTube and the education-focused site TeacherTube transform learning not only by providing a new channel for educational content but also by creating new opportunities for students to express themselves–with the distinct advantage of seeing their own learning reflected back to them in a familiar environment.


Downes, S. (2008). Places to Go: YouTube. Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 4(5),. Retrieved March 25, 2018 from .