November 14, 2019
College of Education YouTube channel hits 1 million views
The College of Education's YouTube channel hit a major milestone this week when views topped the 1 million mark.
The channel was created in 2012 and hosts various playlists for the college's documentaries, EdCat recruitment videos, inspiring teacher spotlights and its popular "Crash the Class" web series. Many of the documentaries have accompanying lesson plans for teachers.
"Through storytelling, our video strategy has allowed the Kansas State University College of Education to reach alumni, prospective students and teachers in a way never before possible," said Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education. "My thanks to our videographer Rusty Earl for the talent and heart he brings to each project."
Earl said "Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Story" is the most viewed documentary with 360,000 views and said it's wonderful to see the impact of the stories. He also thanked Mercer for her visionary leadership and for making all of this happen.
"One of our recent documentaries, 'The First 9 Months', has helped influence a number of young adults to pursue a career in education," Earl said. "To see so many people genuinely affected and commenting so positively has been really rewarding. You can't please every casual viewer, but when people keep coming back and asking when the next video will be up, well, that's encouraging."
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