At first blush, the unassuming Bielefeld University of Applied Science — a small public technical college in a small German city — has little in common with the world-renowned Stanford University, The New York Times reports.

Checking the Internet, however, one surprising similarity emerges: the long reach of some of their undergraduate lectures.

Jörn Loviscach, a professor of mathematics and computer science in Bielefeld, has been putting his lectures on YouTube since 2009. The German-language math and computer science courses have become smash hits.

His more than 2,000 clips, which include lectures, problem-solving tutorials, general mathematics instructions and even a special talk on...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i