The amount of time a person puts into their reflective efforts is rewarded with a deeper understanding of their subject. When writing about or putting together a piece of content (like a single or series of videos), the accompanying reflection while creating this content greatly enhances their personal learning. The idea of reflective activities deepening learning is not new [Garrison, D. R. (1997). Self Directed Learning: Toward a Comprehensive Model.] And the idea that participatory video deepens learning is also gaining more and more acceptance, with an increasing body of research and new approaches becoming available with increasing frequency. If you want further information on how to use video, YouTube has a creators corner website to help out in learning how to be a good videographer.
- You can see with his use of youtube that he is building a good set of video resources; http://www.youtube.com/user/leighblackall#grid/user/3E9C6C0FC24AAB39
- You can see with his community building and course facilitation he is engaging others; http://groups.google.com/group/permaculture-design-course
- And if you follow along with his tagging, he is creating his own folksonomy with what he has found in his readings about permaculture and related topics; http://www.delicious.com/leighblackall