YouTube's new EDU focuses on sharing lessons

September 4, 2013 8:33:18 PM PDT
The Internet has become a very useful tool for teachers and now YouTube has come up with an education category focused on sharing lessons for anyone around the world.

YouTube was created to share content. Now the San Bruno company wants to share knowledge through a category called "YouTube EDU" with the help of a few good teachers.

Alex Dainis is one of YouTube's so-called education gurus -- selected because she is clever at teaching science.

"My target audience is anyone interested in science; I try and gear them to high school or college-age students but I try to make them accessible to anyone," Dainis said.

It takes Dainis about 20 hours to research a subject and produce it before it gets posted on YouTube.

YouTube is focusing more on bringing learners and educators together in a global video classroom.

"We see educators teaching everything from Algebra to Japanese to Spanish, any language which is a great way to reach communities of people who may not otherwise have access to those teachers," YouTube spokesperson Kate Mason said.