YouTube is no longer a place for entertainment alone. Now, it has become a house of learning as the University of California (UC), Berkeley has become the first university to transfer its entire course lectures and special events on YouTube.
Visitors can view more than 300 hours of videotaped courses and events on youtube.com/ucberkeley without paying any charge. These videos covers lectures from bioengineering, to peace and conflict studies. Building on its initial offerings, UC Berkeley will continue to expand the catalogue of videos available on YouTube. The UC Berkeley has launched the educational technology services (ETS), which delivers course and event content as podcasts and streaming videos. In April 2006, the UC Berkeley launched its audio podcast programme, making audio content available as free downloads through webcast.