The following video was created by Prof. Michael Wesch and the 200 students enrolled in ANTH 200: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, Spring 2007. It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how the current educational system fits in.
The basic idea was to create a 3 minute video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.
Students wrote the script and the video which was filmed in one 75 minute class period.
The result is a fascinating video and a timely reminder of the way (some) student experiences are changing.
More information on the project can be found on the digital ethnography blog.