Berkeley for all

Berkeley is putting dozens of classes online for free viewing via Google Video, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

“It’s click and play,” said Dan Mogulof, director of public affairs at the university.

Easy to view and accessible to everyone, the Web site offers more than 100 introductory-level lectures in subjects such as physics, biology, chemistry, information systems and bioengineering. Viewers can’t earn credit, but they don’t have to find a parking space either.

Cool.

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Comments

  1. Way cool (as we used to say in ancient times). What a great way for students to get an advance look at college work and for teachers to get a sense of how colleges will approach their subjects. Let’s hope others follow Berkeley’s lead.

  2. Wayne Martin says:

    Berkeley did this last year too, but just hung Real Video files (if memory serves) on a WEB-site. It was a little difficult to find, but maintained well so that as the weeks unfolded that classes (the videos) were put up on the site in a timely fashion.

    It’s difficult to believe that public schools will continue to ignore the availability of these sorts of materials in order to reduce costs.

    Universities might also get into the AP teaching business, by tailoring classes for public schools and then offering them to students directly, or through intermediaries.

  3. Bad link, I think, to Google Video.

  4. Worked for me trotsky. Maybe a temporary glitch.

  5. Indigo Warrior says:

    Wayne Martin:

    Universities might also get into the AP teaching business, by tailoring classes for public schools and then offering them to students directly, or through intermediaries.

    I know many AP-level students who would sell their souls for a chance to be taught by a real professor and not a graduate of an educrat farm.