Open Yale Courses launches
Open Yale Courses is now live, and looks great! Yale’s taken an all-video approach, and in doing so has been able to do video really well. They are using Flash and Quicktime instead of Real Media, and the have a nicely formatted downloading page–which is much better than the work-around we’ve had to use for MIT OCW. Also, the option for audio-only, which is nice, and full transcripts–which is really nice. Very clean design as well.
I will definitely be taking in the Modern Poetry class. Only regret–they’ve provided the syllabus, but none of the other course documents. Would be great to see the specifics behind “Regular attendance at lecture and in discussion section; some informal writing and exercises; midterm exam in class; two papers (5 and 7 pages); and a two-hour final exam.” Congrats to the team at Yale!