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iTunes U and YouTube EDU Continue to Expand at Columbia

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January 20, 2011. Columbia's iTunes U and YouTube EDU channels have increasingly become the place where viewers worldwide look to see what is happening at the University. Here's a roundup of the latest additions to Columbia's digital media platforms.

For the first time on the Columbia on YouTube EDU channel, a Columbia professor has posted video of his entire course. Professor Richard Bulliet decided to make his course History of the World to 1500 CE accessible on YouTube EDU to benefit both his students and the public. When reflecting on the advantages of Columbia's YouTube channel, Professor Bulliet noted, "I think [Columbia on YouTube EDU] is valuable for enrolled students, I think it's valuable for Columbia, I think it's valuable for the general public, and I particularly think it's valuable for people in my age cohort who have a possibility of leaving a trace at this university." Watch Professor Bulliet's History of the World to 1500 CE on YouTube EDU.

If you missed the World Leaders Forum this past fall, don't fret. Video from the Forum, which brought heads of state and diplomats representing ten countries and the European Union to the Morningside campus, is also available on Columbia's YouTube EDU channel. Visit the World Leaders Forum YouTube EDU collection to watch online as world leaders discuss and debate some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Columbia on iTunes U also continues to grow with over 50 new collections of course-related recordings. It is even easier now for faculty and instructors to request an iTunes U course collection, using the new “Request Course Collection” form. Simply enter your name and UNI, course title and section key, and the access permission in the online form, and click submit. The request will be sent directly to CCNMTL staff for processing. Access the Request Collection form and get started with Columbia on iTunes U.

Finally, visiting Columbia's iTunes U and YouTube EDU channels just got easier on the University's recently redesigned website, which now includes direct links to the media platforms on the lower left corner of the homepage.

To learn more about YouTube EDU and iTunes U, set up a meeting with a CCNMTL educational technologist by emailing ccnmtl@columbia.edu.