Big Update from YouTube for Learners and Content Creators


YouTube has announced (on Sept 8, 2022) big updates for Learners and Content Creators.

YouTube is the single most popular platform for learners and teachers. Every day, people come to YouTube to learn something new. The range of information and help available on YouTube is enormous. You will get help on mathematics, foreign languages, social sciences, and every subject taught anywhere in the world. YouTube’s Annual Impact report of 2021 found that 93% of viewers report using YouTube to gather information. You can download this report here.

Now YouTube has announced updates to make educational content even more accessible and interactive for learners while helping learning creators thrive on YouTube.

Introducing YouTube Player for Education

To improve the YouTube experience in educational environments, YouTube is launching YouTube Player for Education — a new YouTube embedded player that shows content on commonly used education apps. This content will be free of disturbances like ads, external links, or recommendations. As of now, YouTube will have content in partnership with established edtech companies in the U.S. including EDpuzzle, Purdue University, and Purdue Global. YouTube Player for Education will also improve upon the existing YouTube embedded player in Google Classroom for an even better YouTube experience.

Creators Can Offer Free and Paid Courses on YouTube

In 2023, qualified creators can begin offering free or paid Courses to provide in-depth, structured learning experiences for viewers. Viewers who choose to buy a Course can watch the video ad-free and play it in the background. Courses will arrive first in the United States and South Korea in beta before expanding to more countries.

Making learning more interactive on YouTube

To help learners apply what they’ve learned, YouTube is introducing Quizzes — a new way for creators to help viewers test their knowledge. For example, a math creator who recently posted a series on algebra can create a Quiz on the Community tab to ask their viewers a question related to a concept taught in their latest video. Quizzes will roll out in beta over the coming months, with all creators who have the Community tab gaining access to Quizzes next year.

Metadata

In 2022, YouTube introduced an option for creators to add metadata that allows them to target their content to specific grade levels and topics.

These are exciting news for learners who use YouTube as the most reliable source of information and teachers and other content creators to create courses for the largest university – YouTube.

So if you are a content creator and teacher, you can share your domain expertise with learners across the world. Get started with content creation and learning. On YouTube.

The report on YouTube blog.



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