Celebrating 1M Views on YouTube

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Last updated: May 16, 2024 15:23 EDT
Celebrating 1 million views on YouTube. A laptop in the bottom right corner of the graphic has the opening screen of the How to Create a Concept Map video. This video recently reached over 1 million views on the U of G Library's YouTube channel.

Did you know the library has a variety of digital learning objects designed to help students, instructors, and researchers develop academic and professional skills? At the library, we care about digital literacy and are focused on enhancing digital literacy skills at U of G and beyond. “Using different technology to promote learning, engaging critically with digital tools, and developing skills in media creation are highly valued practices across disciplines to ensure students and graduates have the skills they need in a tech-driven world,” said Lindsey Robinson, digital media manager, Learning & Curriculum Support (L&CS).

Fun fact: We’ve recently surpassed 1-million views on our How to Create a Concept Map video on the library’s YouTube channel. This video was created in 2017 and continues to provide valuable information for people around the world about creating concept maps. Created by Jason Dodd, a science learning specialist, and Danielle Freedland, a former communications co-op student and U of G alum, the video tutorial was developed to help understand what a concept map is, how it can be used, and how to make one. “Concept maps are a great study tool to connect ideas or create an outline for a paper. We tried to simplify the steps into a 2-minute whiteboard video while we were generating content for the Digital Learning Commons. It was a fun process to use the equipment in the library Media Studio and it is satisfying to see how much viewers are engaging with the video,” said Jason Dodd, science learning specialist and Student Athlete Mentor Program Coordinator, Writing & Learning Services, L&CS.

If you’re an instructor at U of G and are working on developing your courses for the fall 2024, we encourage you to explore the library’s Digital Learning Commons, where you’ll find a variety of open educational resources, including videos, guides, templates and handouts, created by U of G Library employees. “By creating these resources in a variety of formats, and making them open and accessible, library staff can help more students develop a variety of skills. Instructors can integrate these resources directly into their courses to support students with time management, research and writing skills, study strategies, media creation and more. Anyone can browse the digital learning commons website or connect with the library to chat about options,” said Robinson.


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