Sunday, November 29, 2020
Home Lead Story YouTube Investing in Learning Content Across Indian Languages

YouTube Investing in Learning Content Across Indian Languages

Joined by a vibrant community of over 200 learning creators, this year’s EduCon witnessed inspiring stories from many creators talking about their journey

Google-owned YouTube which has over 265 million users in India is now actively investing in accelerating the growth of learning content across languages in the country, a top company executive has said.

Towards this, the company provided learning fund to eight Indian creators to develop high-quality content during its “EduCon” summit held here on Sunday.

“With over 265 million monthly active users on YouTube, we’re seeing incredible viewership coming from tier 2, tier 3 cities and even small towns,” Satya Raghavan, Director Content Partnerships, YouTube in India, said in a statement.

“We’re now actively investing in accelerating the growth of learning content on YouTube through mentorship for our creators across languages, and funds for them to develop high quality content on a wide variety of topics,” Raghavan added.

The eight Indian creators who received 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.

youtube
FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

These creators are developing high-quality learning content, covering topics like English language training, environmental science, political science, calculus, genetics and chemistry in English, Hindi and Tamil.

“It’s exciting to see that our incredible video library is emerging as the largest supplementary learning platform for users across India, with learning videos generating hundreds of millions of views on YouTube every single day,” said Raghavan.

Also Read: South Korean Tech Giant Samsung Likely Working on a Cheaper Galaxy Fold

In 2019, learning content on YouTube has grown exponentially. “Wifi Study”, one of the largest learning content channels in India which livestreams up to 30 videos a day with live questions and answers, has crossed 9 million subscribers this year.

YouTube recently introduced “Learning Playlists” to provide a dedicated learning environment for people who come to YouTube to learn.

Joined by a vibrant community of over 200 learning creators, this year’s EduCon witnessed inspiring stories from many creators talking about their journey. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Increase By $2.5 Billion

India's foreign exchange reserves rose $2.51 billion during the week ended November 20. According to the Reserve Bank of India's weekly statistical supplement, the reserves...

Essence of Individual Remains Stable Over Years

In a unique study, researchers have now shown that the essence of an individual remains largely stable over the years. "In our study, we tried...

Russia Working on Development of Own Space Station

Energia, Russia's rocket and space corporation, has announced that it was working on the development of a new homegrown multi-functional space station. Russia's own orbital...

Mindful And Emotional Flexibility Improves Relationships

Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of the romantic and familial...

Tumor Successfully Treated With Robotic Surgery

A 48-year-old woman from Mauritius with a pancreatic tail tumor was successfully treated with complex robotic surgery in Delhi-NCR. The patient underwent a 'robotic distal...

Most Indian Employees Nervous About Returning Office

About 83 percent of employees in India are still nervous about going back to the office in the absence of an effective Covid-19 vaccine,...

A Bacteria in Intestine Linked With IBS

Researchers have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) -- especially the form that...

Anxiety Associated With Risks of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have discovered that anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease. Anxiety has been frequently observed...

Recent Comments