October 21st, 2008

No Single Entry Point for YouTube University Channels?

Last week at Colloquium, during our new technologies session, learners were curious about how to access YouTube’s OpenCourseWare movement channel. (I was under the impression there was a YouTube channel similar to the ITunes U channel, where a person can watch and freely listen to lectures from big-name universities and researchers across the country.)

Well, this article let me know that:
“YouTube does not have a single page from which all the university channels can be accessed.”

Instead, here are some sample individual channels:

I did discover one way to search for University channel lectures directly, though:

  1. Go to www.youtube.com.
  2. Click Channels tab.
  3. Search for a topic, combined with the word “university.” E. g.: “university anatomy.”
  4. Click Channels link below the search box.

So if you have a specific research interest or just want to download some high-intellect shows for your morning bus commute, this should help you get started.


— Erika

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