With Applicants Day not too far away (Sat 23rd & Wed 27th March) we have finally decided to make a selection of videos available on YouTube. We’ve had a YouTube channel for a few years, but it just contained half a dozen videos, and had a thousand views at most. During the middle of the week I collected together about 20 videos of previous student work and uploaded them to a network fileserver we acquired around the middle of the previous semester. The following day @cbeagrie terminated the old YouTube account, created a new one reflecting the new name of the School (RobertGordonUniCSDM) and uploaded the videos. The videos have been online now for just over a day, I announced its existence to the 3rd years during my CM3056 lecture this morning, interspersing the lecture with a few of the videos.
Earlier this month (Wed 6th March) I organised a viewing of the videos created for the Semester 1 CM4020 module at the Belmont Cinema . It was great seeing the videos on the big screen, though just a few students and some friends actually attended the screening. So here’s your chance to catch-up and see a selection of the videos that were aired on the day (see the embedded videos below). A number of other videos have also been uploaded including some from previous years of the CM4020 module, a recent talk on games development given by a former student (Jason Guthrie) and of course the well known MS Surface unboxing video that we originally posted on our vimeo channel (now just over 7500 views). Hopefully we can consolidate the Vimeo material soon, most of this material is of research seminars lasting for about an hour or so. At the time YouTube would only allow video uploads of fifteen minutes or less unless of course you were a YouTube Partner, hence the use of Vimeo.
Hopefully, with this new YouTube channel now established staff, students and visitors alike can get a greater sense of the goings on within the School. If you created any of the videos below then perhaps you could supply us with some content for the description field of the video.