Yale to Provide Videos of Courses Online

Posted on September 21, 2006  Comments (1)

Yale to Make Select Courses Available on the Internet

Yale University is producing digital videos of selected undergraduate courses that it will make available for free on the Internet through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The Open Educational Resources Video Lecture Project has received $755,000 for an 18-month pilot phase. The project will create multidimensional packages—including full transcripts in several languages, syllabi, and other course materials—for seven courses and design a web interface for these materials, to be launched in the fall of 2007. If the venture proves successful, Yale hopes to significantly expand its online offerings over the next few years. The new venture joins a growing number of university-based initiatives that use the Internet to make educational materials widely available.

Good news. I hope, and expect that, they will do a better job with the web usability of their offering than others providing educational material online have recently.

Related: Open Educational Resources (OER) from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – Open Course Ware from JapanOpen Access LegislationBerkeley and MIT courses online

One Response to “Yale to Provide Videos of Courses Online”

  1. Jean-Claude Bradley
    September 22nd, 2006 @ 2:06 am

    I don’t know why it should cost almost a million dollars to do this when a TabletPC and Camtasia can create very usable screencasts of lectures and all the other tools for podcasting and vodcasting are available for free. Transcript services have also become very affordable. The last 80,000 word transcript for my entire organic chemistry course cost me about $350 with CastingWords.

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