Go to Berkeley Online, for Free

School posts 300 hours of classes on YouTube, offering 'public window into university life'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2007 6:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Now you can get a UC Berkeley education online, as the school has begun posting course lectures on YouTube. Forget the kittens and the exploding soda cans: there are more than 300 hours of videotaped class time at youtube.com/ucberkeley. Said a vice provost of the experiment, it “will provide a public window into university life,” CNET reports.

The school boasts that it’s the first to make full courses available on the web, and plans to expand the online lecture hall beyond the current chemistry, physics, and biology. You can also try to figure out how Google founder Sergey Brin became so successful so young: That’s him describing search tech to real-life Berkeley students in the above clip.