Who needs a classroom to learn
There is a lot going on in the stratosphere. Universities are having to attract more students to make their budgets add up – this is another good SXSW 2010 presentation from the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, Miami University.
How are Universities responding to the challenge? Some sites with free education:
Academic earth -Video lectures from top scholars
University of South Carolina -Online lecturers for medical students
YouTubeEdu – videos uploaded by Universities, and it’s just celebrated it’s first birthday according to YouTube blog. UPDATE: see some social media marketing videos from some top Universities here.
Universities on YouTube -list of UK universities on Youtube
part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts’ course offerings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities.
Free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.
Founded by Salman Khan Salman Khan with the goal of using technology to educate the world. Sal received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Masters in electrical engineering and computer science, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology….
for students searching for the best universities with the best free online courses
UC Berkely – Webcasts and courses
A list of Educational video websites can be found on Wikipedia
- School of everything, A website that helps people who want to learn meet up with people who want to teach,
- Beanbag learning – find a tutor to fit what you want to study, and
- TeachStreet for those who want to learn something new.
- Edufire – live video learning
- Grockit – practice for exams
There must be many more similar initiatives as Universities respond to the financial challenges they face and the technology now on offer to them and their students.