A posting in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired News about Columbia University and Google caught my eye recently.
"Nearly 100 hours of lectures, interviews, and courses from Columbia University will go up on Google Video, the Columbia University library system announced today. Much of the newly available video will be science-related, such as the Seminars on Sustainable Development, at Columbia's Earth Institute, and the university's Frontiers of Science courses.Among other offerings will be lectures and interviews on the architecture of New York City from Andrew S. Dolkart, a Columbia professor of architecture who is a nationally known expert on the city's history and design."
UC Berkeley was the first university with its own page on the Google Video Web site
One of the most popular video courses offered is from Physics Professor Richard A Mueller's Physics for Future Presidents course. The class is designed for "non-physics majors who want to understand how the world works."
"The one on atoms and heat that kicked off the course has been viewed more than 26,000 times and is on the verge of breaking into the list of the top 10,000 most-watched videos on Google" according to the San Francisco Chronicle.