This is nothing new for the world, but it is new for the University (I think?): we’ve officially posted our first lecture on YouTube last November. You can see it in all its glory here (in Dutch though):
One of the most interesting things is that these lectures are now viewable on mobile devices. The other lectures we have are in MediaSite format which is an html-frame with videos and slides next to each other, and this is not mobile-friendly since it requires a lot of screenspace. The YouTube video has the slides edited into it, making it more accessible for mobile or e-reader users.
On top of that, this video is now open to a larger audience. The fact that it is in Dutch is radically limiting, but the potential still exists for a wider discussion of the material, or even more plain usage like showing your parents what you do all day. I think this is a small but significant step into the right direction: making publicly funded stuff open to the public. Special thanks to the lecturer (Bart van Heerikhuizen) who was the one requesting this lecture to be put on YouTube in the first place!