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Youtube EDU

Youtube.edu

This is one of the most unique things I have come across lately in my daily surf of the Internet.  Youtube has created a specific directory of all of their college and university partners.  Educational institutions from all across North America and the world have their own channels on youtube where people from anywhere in the world can view whats happening on their campuses.

Youtube.com/edu offers a directory of a number of post secondary institutions that post videos.  The nature of these videos range from recent and past commencement speeches to guest speakers and even classroom lectures.  So one could literally sit in on a class on the fundamentals of physics class or a game theory lecture without leaving their home.

This part of youtube is great for those that are wanting to research which college of university is the right one for them.  They have some of the top schools in the world posting videos all the time.  There are even a handful of Canadian universities such as the University of Manitoba and SFU that have partnered up with youtube.

This is perhaps most phenomenal in the sense that it allows one to explore academia from the perspective of a student without having to pay the necessary tuition and money to acquire an academic knowledge.  Now obviously not all classes and subjects are posted.  This is all at the discretion of the institution but its better than nothing.

Have a look and perhaps a lecture on one of the classes you are taking is somewhere up there.

Because I am a political science student, I am going to post a lecture from poli 114 (Political Philosophy) from Yale by professor Stephen Smith.

This Is My…

November 10, 2008 1 comment

I just came across this amazing advert for the University of Calgary.  I guess it was video that was made and aired for the Induction Ceremony for new students this semester.  Whoever made this seems like they put in a lot of effort into it.  The actual camera used, the angles, the camera work, the lighting, and production value are top notch.  Plus, I am just fascinated with this whole “My U of C” concept that the university has.  And for this ad to personalize My U of C and the various facets of the University the way that they have is really tremendous.  The cherry on top is Frou Frou which totally sets the mood. 

I think every university should have something like this.  It’s one of those things that I would love to see first thing in the morning while glancing up at a tv screen in a hallway on my way to class.  Sometimes, its these “feel good” things that could change the course of your day.  A good moral booster I think.   

Good on the people involved in this project. Excellent job guys.

The Night Of A Thousand Hours

October 28, 2007 1 comment

In 25 hours I will be in class writing a midterm for my Politics of Advanced Industrial States class. I have so much to do its not even funny. As of right now, I have something like 15 academic journal articles to read by the end of tonight.  This is going to be hell.  I was supposed to get on campus at like 1o but I slept in and woke up at 9.  THEN I got stuck in traffic for like an hour.  I’ll probably be here til 11pm.  Its going to be one long day.  I just have remind myself that is just one more day where I have to toil over my books.  After that all I have to worry about is my LSAT prep and the essays that I have to begin working on.  That won’t be so bad because I can spread those out and pace myself.  So yea….ONE MORE DAY!!!

Time to kick the books.