This is really interesting news. Yesterday the University of California at Berkeley launched a YouTube “channel” offering full courses on video to the public at no charge. I am interested in checking out the “Physics 10 – Physics for Future Presidents” playlist to see what the content is like. If these work out it would be a nice option for any adult wanting to learn more about a topic or a student that wanted to compliment what they were studying (or study something not available to them otherwise).
I know online video and webcasts have been available for a while in other formats. But this being on YouTube is a big deal just because so many people use YouTube and you can get their video just about anywhere (i.e. web, media center, iPhone, even download to iPod) – now wouldn’t it be cool to have video Podcasts with the lectures and notes/handouts all together in one place (kind of like Make magazine does with their weekend projects).
If you remember last year MIT was promoting their “MIT Open Courseware” initiative (http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm) where they put hundreds of classes online.
To have technical and educational leaders really getting into this is a good sign. I hope this leads to a wider variety of content and perspectives to be brought online.
your longer titles overlay the blog timestamp.
i like the banner graphic with the kids. very panoramic and makes the header work real well. without the rounded corners though…. no web 2.0 for you.
You are so true on that! http://www.mrstiff.com