Youtube is used often for MOOC instructors to upload their lecture videos. The fact it is blocked in China prevents many Chinese learners from accessing excellent resources on Youtube. The alternative Vimeo is very slow in video streaming, which makes watching videos on that site from my Shanghai office a real pain.
One solution is to use the Chinese version of Youtube – Tudou.com. Tudou means potato in Tudou registration Chinese (Don’t ask me why ‘Potato’ became the Chinese Youtube). According to wiki – this video sharing website for People’s Republic of China went live on April 15, 2005 and by September 2007 served over 55 million videos each day.
The Chinese interface of the website makes it almost impossible for non Chinese speakers to do anything there. The good news is that I have worked out English manuals on how to register and upload videos on Tudou.com in English. For MOOC instructors keen to explore 1.3 billion Chinese speaking learners, I will share these manual with you via emails.
Contact me if you would like to get a PDF copy of the manual. And I am also willing to spend time helping you experiment it for the first time.