I’ve been thinking about how we can use youtube, innertoob (see example posted on this blog), OPAL (See examples in our archive), and other technologies to distribute content for moderators, reporters, recorders, and conveners to use to brush up on their skills or describe what these deliberative forums are all about.
So the other day, I was doing scholarly research about deliberation on youtube. Ok, I probably can’t get away with that line…
So the other day I was goofing off watching some silly videos sent by a friend I should probably block from my in-box when I’ve got work to do, when I stumbled on a really great video describing good questions for encouraging deliberation! (That kind of serendipity happens just often enough for me to justify youtube play time, and keep me from banning my friend’s e-mail address.)
This is an excellent video done by a high school student in Hawaii named Sarah. She goes by the handle aloha on youtube and legothenego on Flickr. Her videos and photos are worth a look! (Hey Dolores, if aloha is not already in your network, you might send her a flickrmail. I sure am!)
Anyway, this video might be a good model. It’s bound to appeal to a lot more young people than anything I’ve ever done in a workshop on deliberation. (Marla, should this be part of our citizen journalism work?)