See how students take a break form a rigorous class schedule. They also view lectures posted by the college.
In 1995, University of California—Berkeley computer science professor Lawrence Rowe began recording lectures and posting them as webcasts on the school’s intranet for his students to view at their leisure outside of the classroom. As technology rapidly evolved, other professors on campus began to follow suit; 16 years later, students and curious minds worldwide have viewed the more than 1,000 lectures posted by the school nearly 5 million times via Berkeley’s channel on YouTube EDU.
“We have the benefit of being a public institution with a mission of community service and outreach,” says Benjamin Hubbard, who manages the school’s webcasts. “Making the content publicly available perfectly aligns with that mission.”