YouTube’s blog described the purpose of its new Educational Hub:
Using YouTube as a vehicle to democratize learning is one of the coolest, unintended outcomes of its existence. YouTube EDU is a volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities. We’ll feature some of these videos on the home page on Friday and elaborate further in a separate post on that day.
There’s some surprising stuff here, including Stanford’s Mobile Phone Orchestra:
YouTubeEDU joins some of my other favorite sources for free courseware and educational video:
- Academic Earth (video lectures by top scholars) Love it!
- TED (video from great thinkers)
- Annenberg Teacher Media Resources
- iTunesU iTunesUniversity lectures as iTunes files
- UChannel (from universities around the world)
- ResearchChannel (university content)
- OER Commons
- OpenSource Textbooks
- MIT’s OpenCouseWare
- MIT Highlights for High School