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Sunday, January 1, 2006
n an arrangement with Google, the University of California, Berkeley, will make available online considerable amounts of videotaped course content, including lectures, speeches, special events, and, in some cases, entire courses. UC Berkeley is the only institution with its own page on the Google Video Web site, and the course materials are available for public use. Dan Mogulof, director of public affairs at UC Berkeley, said, "We are a public university. We have fabulous faculty and incredible events. We want to share the wealth across the state, country, and world." UC Berkeley is not the first university to post course materials online, but its program is one of the broader initiatives, given the amount of content and the fact that it is open to anyone. Officials from the university said they expect other institutions to launch similar efforts.