YouTube recently organised the second edition of EduCon in New Delhi where they awarded 8 Indian creators with their YouTube Learning Fund. These selected creators will create special educational content for YouTube’s Education Playlist.
To support and supplement the educational content, YouTube has added a new feature called, Learning Playlist. Learning Playlist will not show any unrelated recommendations, allowing viewers to focus on the concepts rather than getting distracted by other content. The one-day summit brought together 200 creators who make educational videos teaching subjects, decluttering course contents as well as help students and professionals alike in learning basics like learn English and prepare for competitive exams.
The content creators who have been selected for the YouTube learning fund are: ExamFear Education Hindi, Learn Engineering, Don’t Memorise, Study IQ Education, D’art of Science, Learnex – English Lessons Through Hindi, GetSetFlySCIENCE, and Let’s Make Engineering Simple. Most of these channels are already popular with millions of followers taking daily lessons.
YouTube announced the integration of these eight Indian creators into their Learning Fund to develop high-quality educational content for YouTube. This would include topics such as English Language training, environmental science, political science, calculus, genetics and chemistry in English, Hindi and Tamil.
Earlier, the YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki had announced a $20 million fund for YouTube Learning in 2018 as a part of which the video-sharing platform would support creators who create multi-sessional educational content for the company.