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Friday, January 26, 2007

Vermont YouTube of the Day

Here's a creative plea from University of Vermont ResLife staffer Kevin Hytten. He wants UVM students to fill out a student statisfaction survey that he'll be emailing to them in February.

I found this video on YouTube the other day, then contacted Kevin (who had used his name as his YouTube screenname, making him easy to find in the UVM directory) to confirm that it was, in fact, a real UVM video. Here's what he had to say about it:

"We have about 4,600 students on campus and I have coordinated many assessment projects in the past few years, yet we always struggle to get students to complete a survey no matter what the incentive is. So I thought I would try to find a way to connect with them using current technology and my graduate assistant suggested YouTube. I plan to include the link as part of the survey email. My hope is to at least prevent them from hitting delete right away. If one student at least mentions to another 'hey did you see that video?' perhaps my survey email will stay in their inbox a few days longer."

Cool. Especially since Kevin himself stars in the video. I think it's great that people with titles like "Assistant Director for Research, Marketing, & Publications" are willing to act goofy on YouTube.

January 26, 2007 at 07:49 AM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink


That is hysterical. I'd love to know if it's effective.

Posted by: joey | Jan 29, 2007 12:41:54 PM

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