Friday, April 17

YouTube EDU At Last!


"YouTube has aggregated all of the videos from its college and university partners - including luminaries like Stanford, Harvard, and Dartmouth - in one place: YouTube EDU. Good news for lifelong learners." - Jeff Cobb

SOME THOUGHTS
Alright, in the Edublogs sphere this is old news (3 weeks old!), but I do hope that readers of this blog who don't know, know now. I am still trying to catch up with all the new learning juice flowing through the online Universe (Need another 3-4 weeks!).

I suppose after watching other sites aggregate or organize University/College lectures or videos (e.g. Academic Earth ), Google came to their (ad) sense, and created their own dashboard or web page where we can access all the educational channels from one space. From this dashboard one can find video lectures from the directory, 'YouTube Edu' specific search, most viewed and most subscribed options. Though, I didn't see a Latest 'YouTube Edu' videos option. Also, it would be cool if it totaled up all and provided one figure (e.g. 150 000) specifying how many EDU videos there are. Actually, it would be even cooler if it was an animated counter, counting up instead of down.

In general, I just hope that more educators and students discover this amazing collection of lectures, and find ways to use them for their learning enrichment. Have fun discovering YouTube EDU :)

3 comments:

Pn Sawaran Jit Kaur said...

Hello...i find your blog very informative and useful. Is it ok for me to 'take' stuff from your blog for my students? I teach English but I am a non optionist. Basically, I am asking for permission, wouln't want to get in trouble!! I am keen in interactive activities for students and if you have any suggestions or ideas, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Zaid Ali Alsagoff said...

Dear Pn Sawaran Jit Kaur,

You are free to do whatever you want with this blog, but just try to give recognition or link back when doing so :)

As for activities (in the class), here two interesting sites (perhaps you have seen them):

http://www.eltgames.com/
http://eslpodcards.com/

Have a great day learning :)

Warm Regards,

Zaid

Pn Sawaran Jit Kaur said...

Thanks Zaid,

Will check out the links and share it with my students. I am learning from your postings,appreciate it. Regards.