University of YouTubeWatch lectures from famous universities on YouTube

03 October 2009

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Video-sharing website YouTube plans to create 45 university channels across six countries across Europe and Israel, and including the UK.

Universities accessible from the channel, called YouTube EDU, will include Cambridge University, The University of Nottingham, Leeds Metropolitan University, The University of Warwick and The Open University.

Video tutorials available online

A Cambridge University spokesperson said: 'The University has compiled a wide variety of compelling videos, including the recently launched Cambridge Ideas series which highlights some of the novel and unique research it conducts.'

One such video accessible through YouTube EDU is 'How Many Light Bulbs?', from Cambridge Ideas

The channel will also feature a speech given by David Cameron at The Open University and, from the University of Warwick, 'Understanding Shakespeare's Sonnets'.

YouTube lecture

Users of the service will be able to search for tutorials alphabetically and will also be able to filter videos by language (Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Russian and Spanish) or by content (Business, Engineering, Fine Arts & Design, History and Humanities).

As with all YouTube content people will be able to rate videos, discuss them via text comments and video responses, and post them to social networks.

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