Where was this when I was in college?

College is expensive. If you don’t believe me, I can send you my student loan bill every month! With fewer students being able to afford being a “brick and mortar” student, our country has seen a large increase in online university enrollment. How would you like to get some free higher education?

That is precisely what You Tube EDU is doing. More than 100 schools have partnered with YouTube to make an official channel, including Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Yale and the first university to join YouTube: UC Berkeley. There are promotional videos like campus tours, but the more interesting content is straight from the classroom or lecture hall. Many schools have posted videos of guest lecturers, introductory classes and even a full semester’s course.

I would have loved to be able to take classes via You Tube in school. With millions of viewers, I am sure I’m not the only one. It will be interesting to see if any of these channels will eventually come with any type of accreditation.

Posted by: Lauren

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