Justice with Michael Sandel - Home. Universities - recorded lectures better than live. Universities, in their current guise, have become closed, inward-looking, traditional, elitist institutions.
Shut for much of the year, empty buildings, three lectures a week, poor teaching – the current financial squeeze will hopefully force us to re-examine the model. Imagine a world in which some universities simply opened their doors to learners, even offering courses for free. There are signs that such a paradigm shift may be happening on the web. Suddenly a huge amount of good content is available on the web, for free, as some of the biggest brands on the web act as conduits for higher education content, with hefty foundation grants paying the bill. YouTube EDU Simple enough, video lectures with ratings and details of number of downloads, from over 320 Universities such as; Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford,, and so on.
YouTube lectures can be public or private, structured as playlists embed on your site or show on a mobile phone. iTunes U Open Learn. Forums.