#YTCA isn't a cMOOC or an xMOOC - it's a gMOOC. Google is running everything on its own platforms - Google Groups for forums (hate Google Groups, but at least they're better then Blackboard discussion groups), Google+ +1's for polls, etc.
In the first lesson, I found the analytics hints particularly useful, e.g. emphasis on watch time over views.
Drive subscribers to drive watch time (key metric for display algorithms).
How best to drive subscribers?
- Regular and advertised posting schedule.
- Posting frequency.
- Consistent content model.
- Social media pimping.
Video Manager > Analytics > Views > Reports > Traffic Sources
Mobile is top driver for video content - this is lean forward not sit back!
Lesson 2 was the hard sell for the controversial YouTube One Channel design.
Lesson 3 went all Apprentice with branding to sell physical stuff.
Marks for YTCA out of 10 so far? 6.