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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 4 Oct 2007 05:41:24 -0500
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In an interesting, self-reflexive irony, an online lecture at

has the professor commenting on the students' poor performance on an exam
(average grade appears to be about 45%!) and suggests that one problem may
be that students are skipping lecture and relying on the podcast. As he
comments: "You can't beat the live performance."


UC Berkeley first to post full lectures to YouTube | Tech news blog - CNET <>

YouTube is now an important teaching tool at UC Berkeley.

The school announced on Wednesday that it has begun posting entire course
lectures on the Web's No.1 video-sharing site.

Berkeley officials claimed in a statement that the university is the first
to make full course lectures available on YouTube. The school said that over
300 hours of videotaped courses will be available at

Berkeley said it will continue to expand the offering. The topics of study
found on YouTube included chemistry, physics, biology and even a lecture on
search-engine technology given in 2005 by Google cofounder Sergey Brin.

"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,
UC Berkeley's vice provost for undergraduate education in a statement.

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