Wednesday, October 3, 2007

UC Berkeley lectures on YouTube

UC Berkeley has announced that they have made over 300 hours of videotaped course lectures available via YouTube. They can be found here: YouTube/UCBerkeley:

UC Berkeley on YouTube will provide a public window into university life, academics, events and athletics, which will build on our rich tradition of open educational content for the larger community," said Christina Maslach, UC Berkeley's vice provost for undergraduate education in a statement.

Someone in California totally understands what it means to be a modern Land-Grant university. The University of California remains true to their democratic mandate for openness, accessibility, and service to people...

My hat is off!

4 comments:

Peg said...

Hmmmm. Taking in all those free YouTube lectures might give me a terrific knowledge base, but it wouldn't mean much on my resume or my application to med school.

Kevin Gamble said...

Which illustrates the business we're in: the product is degree granting. Learning has become almost ancillary.

Len Edgerly said...

MIT has also been a leader in making course content fee online, for all courses. They're also opening up content from MIT press.

Kevin Gamble said...

I love what MIT did to advance the cause. I point to them in every talk I give as the model.