Youtube.com/education

8:45 am Professional Growth

In my last post I mentioned the thousands of video clips that a teacher might find helpful as they prepare lessons. Yesterday I discovered a link that sounded promising,

http://www.youtube.com/education

When I followed the link, I saw that You Tube had a whole new”site” devoted to education. Most of the videos I glanced at seemed to focus on lectures and so I googled the new site and learned that it has been launched just two days ago.  I have pasted information below from Digital Education that will give you more information:

Following similar league, a new mode of learning has emerged, all thanks to YouTube. They don’t offer degrees but then they don’t charge tuition either. Colleges and universities across the United States are offering free courses online on virtually every subject imaginable, including videotaped lectures by some of their most distinguished professors.

Video-sharing site YouTube recently created a hub called YouTube EDU at youtube.com/edu for the more than 100 US colleges and universities offering free online learning. Among the thousands of videos on YouTube EDU are the celebrated classroom theatrics of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physics professor Walter Lewin, whose clips have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Other leading institutions of higher education posting videos to YouTube include the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.
Interested in dentistry? Then the YouTube channel of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry may be the place for you, serving up a total of 426 videos. The courses offered on YouTube EDU are free and not for credit but the number of schools offering online classes which count towards a degree is booming.

As I ”dug” a little deeper, I discovered that by searching for our CTE Program Areas, i.e. Ag, Marketing, Business,Health Science (Medicine), etc. I could find lectures that contained  video clips specific to topics, charts and diagrams that could be very useful. Happy Hunting!

 

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