YouTube is investing $20M in educational content, creators
YouTube is investing $20 million toward educational content through its new Learning Fund program.
Malik Ducard, global head of learning, announced the initiative today. Channels like TED-Ed, dedicated to educational Ted Talks, and Hank and John Green’s Crash Course have already secured additional funding, according to YouTube’s blog post. The company plans to invest in content from independent creators, like the Green brothers, as well as traditional news sources and educational organizations to broaden its content offering.
Yes, of course YouTube does also benefit ("Creators must maintain a minimum of 25,000 subscribers") but apart from esports and cat videos, many people underrate it as a tremendous source of learning which brings equality of education to anyone with an Internet link (or even without a link if YouTube Go is also considered). Not only formal education is catered for but hobbies and DIY projects on everything imaginable. Many schools also rely heavily on YouTube for content, and many produce and publish their own content.
|YouTube is investing $20M in educational content, creators
Including partnering with third-party studios and networks