A Day in the Life of an Online Student - a YouTube vlog by Ellie Thumann

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1. Beings

1.1. Ellie Thumann (creator/YouTuber)

1.2. Commenters

1.3. Ellie's manager

1.4. Advertisers and brands

1.4.1. Learn about the creator from their videos and will decide if they want to partner/collaborate with them or not

1.5. YouTube staff

1.5.1. Set guidelines for video creators and monitor videos posted

2. Environment

2.1. Online platform - YouTube

2.2. Public video

3. Events

3.1. An attempt at transparency regarding online school

3.2. People have lots of preconceived notions about online school and its value

3.2.1. Harder than public school?

3.2.2. Easier than public school?

3.2.2.1. Not a real education?

4. Texts

4.1. Comments on the video

4.2. Original video post

4.3. Description box of the video

4.3.1. Tells some more information about the video, links products, social media, and affiliates

4.4. Likes on the post

5. Structures

5.1. Use of trends to gain recognition

5.1.1. Certain kinds of videos do better than others, gain more recognition, and attract more advertisers

5.1.1.1. YouTube algorithm

5.2. The video needs to meet the community guidelines as set by YouTube

5.2.1. Must stay appropriate in order to stay monetized and stay up on the platform

6. Disposition

6.1. Most people voiced their preconceived notions about online school in the comments

6.2. Show a good day but not the bad ones

6.2.1. May not be a totally accurate representation

6.2.2. Special events happen in the video

6.3. Bias if one is a fan of the creator based on past videos

6.4. Educational experience of the viewers

6.4.1. Online school vs. public school vs. private school

6.4.2. Grade school vs. college