April 24, 2008

Select collections go live on university's YouTube channel

Case Western Reserve University is expanding its reach in cyberspace with the launch of its own dedicated YouTube channel.

From "The Story of Case Western Reserve University" to President Barbara Snyder at The Spot, the university's YouTube unique playlist of news, events, stories and special interests currently includes 111 videos. The "Stuff for Your Brain" section features multi-media of more than 70 classes, public lectures and presentations.

Coming soon to Case YouTube: some full courses, every session of several semester-long classes on video, online.

Already available at youtube.com/case are athletic competitions and gospel concerts, center dedications and campus celebrations, research collaborations and summer reading speaker -- now with 300 times the views and visibility of previous Internet instruments.

Even without an official launch announcement, the university has garnered more than 7,000 views in its first two weeks on the world's leading online video-sharing Web site.

YouTube allows people to easily upload and distribute clips on youtube.com and across the Internet through other sites, blogs and e-mail.

Faculty, staff and students interested in adding content to the Case Western Reserve YouTube channel should send their video clips to MediaVision.

Still in its early stages, the university's full YouTube channel will officially launch this fall with increased accessibility, including opportunities to subscribe to feeds as well as upload additional video collections.

MediaVision also is working on a Case iTunes University site, expected to go live around the start of the new academic year.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 24, 2008 09:18 AM | News Topics: Faculty, General, HeadlinesMain, Staff, Students, Technology

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