YouTube, one of the best online platform for education today and has been since its inception. In the beginning, it was used more as a cultural repository in which cultural contents could be learned as documentaries, but with the massive appearance of channels of all kinds, specialization came in the learning (Youtube Learning) of various subjects.
Today, the democratization of education is total on the online platform. Both in the subjects considered basic, such as mathematics or different languages, to others such as music, where millions of fans are lucky enough to learn & play an instrument with teachers. In that sense, the company announced in July YouTube Learning, an initiative to support the creators of educational content. Now, youtube announces that it will invest 20 million dollars to make the platform a better place for learning.
Measures to turn YouTube into a better virtual class
YouTube recognizes the time it takes to make quality content, both from the point of view of production as well as research and preparation. Therefore, they announce a Learning Fund, with which they will finance educational channels in many areas, from programming to journalistic skills. Channels can request financing here. YouTube has also announced that more YouTube Originals content will be focused on education.
It will also launch a new channel, Learning, where companies like Goodwill or Year Up will collaborate, selecting educational content such as tutorials, DIY videos, etc. There will also be agreements with edX, a platform for open online courses, or OpenClassrooms.
Another announcement is that YouTube EduCon, company conferences focused on education, which has been successful in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil, will reach other continents. Starting with India and the United Kingdom in December. Finally, support channels such as Creator Academy, Learning Best Practices and NextUp will be reinforced, the contest with which to opt for the Creator Camp, week-long meetings grow the channel in every way.