I received an email today announcing a new endeavor:
"...the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is now trying out the possibility of teaching a course that is open to both students and the public via the online video platform, YouTube. Throughout the month of June, iSchool Professor Scott Nicholson will teach IST 600 Gaming in Libraries in three online spaces:
· The Syracuse University YouTube channel, where video lectures and
guest speakers will be posted, and where students enrolled in the class will
be required to post weekly video responses
· American Library Association (ALA) Connect >http://connect.ala.org/forum/10310>, a social networking site for the ALA that will host the discussion of students, speakers, librarians, and other participants from the general public
· The iSchool's online learning management system, a private space for enrolled students to ask questions and submit their assignments
...."Anyone interested in participating in "Gaming in Libraries" course can learn more at: http://gamesinlibraries.org/course."
Free access to university classes - more and more schools are trying it out and we all reap the benefits!