I almost entirely prefer pre-recorded classes to live ones, except for being able to meet classmates and study together. You can watch at your own discretion, change playback speed, etc.
I think there is a big opportunity with ideas like this to make online lectures feel less isolated.
For those who want to join, you can do so with the code LY9114
EDIT: I like the idea very much, but not in its current form.
It should expand, but forced limitations on available content make sense -- it concentrates students into "rooms" while the site's traction is still light, allowing the desired levels of collaboration to come to fruition. Too much content while the site is small risks running only one or two students per room, which keeps the true purpose of the site from showing itself and may even defeat the concept before it has a chance to thrive.
> Watch & discuss pre-recorded Startup & CS lectures from Stanford together, in real-time.
Schedules are updated every Monday and Thursday, so I'm guessing there will be CS lectures listed in the future given the description.
Has it been your experience that talking with others during a lecture is helpful?
From the love (young) people have for live media/streams - and research into the negative effect of recorded vs live, in person lectures - it seems obvious that "twitch for lectures" will be huge.
Probably not something I'll like any more than unscripted TV series, but probably still huge.
Then again, I do seem to relate to chatting on irc while watching regular scheduled TV (like a buffy episode).
So I do see social/group-interactive viewing as something that'll be great.
Even see this working for stuff like video courses in 3d/game design, development - like an art class. The video is the lecturer, and you can see what 3d models/apps/.. your fellow students create (and how). And maybe even copy/"fork" in real-time.
yes, but it IS hard to remember every little thing when launching a new service. try giving feedback with a little better tone. its beta software.
Can you do this for youtube videos so that I can use this for conference talks?
(Or so that I can watch videos with my brother back in the US)
Encourage chat/discussion in scheduled breaks?
btw the email stated it was for viewing "how to start a startup" lectures, not CS