YouTube's new EDU focuses on sharing lessons


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.

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