Broadcast and Digital Dissemination: Partnership for Yale Online

July 18, 2014

In 2010, the Office of Digital Dissemination partnered with Yale Broadcast under the Office of the Vice President, bringing together Yale’s premiere audio/video production house and a group dedicated to the online learning initiatives and resources available from Yale University.

What does the Office of Digital Dissemination and Online Education do?

This office explores online education for a wide and global audience: from lifelong learners seeking to improve knowledge skills, to undergraduate and graduate students looking to supplement their current classes or take a class online for college credit, a certificate or a degree. 

How do we work together?

When an online education project needs high quality video or audio production, Yale Broadcast steps in to create a media piece that brings viewers from all over the world into that intimate classroom experience. 

An example of our work together can be seen in the Spring 2014 Yale Coursera classes. Coursera is an educational technology platform that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) for anyone to take, for free. Yale ODDOE worked with Coursera to establish goals, guidelines and legal clearances for courses that would be ideal for the Coursera platform. Additionally, ODDOE staff helped Yale faculty build, maintain and explore new ways to use the flexible learning platform. The videos produced for these courses were directed and edited by the Yale Broadcast team. 

Staff and faculty across the university may also be familiar with Yale’s dissemination platforms on YouTube, iTunes U and SoundCloud. Yale ODDOE maintains the relationship between the companies and Yale University, promotes content on those channels and also manages the process of getting those lecture videos up on the distribution channels. As part of the Office of the Vice President’s digital dissemination program, content going up to Yale’s official channels (with signed permissions) can have free post-production edits made to the video or audio podcast. Yale Broadcast dedicates both an audio producer and a video editor to work on those media pieces going up to Yale’s official channels.

Learn more about the office and Yale Online education projects at their website: http://online.yale.edu.