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UC Berkeley Video Courses

By: Ben Preiss - Published: • References: youtube and computerworld
One of America's top universities, the University of California, Berkeley, has launched its own YouTube channel and has uploading certain courses onto the web. This could be a landmark for Web 2.0 and the open university education movement.

"Users can view more than 300 hours of videotaped courses on topics that include bioengineering, peace and conflict studies, and physics," Computer World reported. "And looking toward the future, Berkeley said it plans to constantly expand its catalog of YouTube videos."

'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, Berkeley's vice provost for undergraduate education."

Earlier this fall we featured the YouTube classes at Pitzer College. The post-secondary school teaches students how to use the video sharing program effectively. Check it out: