YouTube Introduces An Ad-Free Classroom Player And In-Stream Courses For Educators

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93% of YouTube visitors use the platform to gain information, whether for a DIY project or math assignment.

What’s New?

YouTube has introduced a new YouTube Player for Education, which will allow schools to broadcast YouTube material without adverts on some third-party platforms.

YouTube is also allowing qualified creators to offer free or paid courses directly in-app.

That will make it easier for teachers to use YouTube content and share relevant links with pupils.

YouTube says it’s teaming with EDpuzzle, Purdue University, and Purdue Global on the initiative’s beginning stages, with future expansion anticipated.

What’s More?

YouTube is already available via Google Classroom, used by over 150 million students, instructors, and school leaders worldwide. YouTube believes the new Player for Education improves the Classroom experience.

YouTube will also let select creators offer free or paid courses ‘to deliver in-depth, structured learning experiences for users’. YouTube’s new in-app courses will help instructors generate money from their work.

It’ll also provide a more structured way for consumers to master in-depth skills, balancing increased demand for educational films with quickly available course options.

Digging Into More Details

YouTube Courses will debut in the US and South Korea before expanding. Initially, only select YouTube producers would have access.

YouTube’s adding Quizzes so creators may test viewers’ expertise.

In this example, quizzes link back to the reference video, creating an instructional loop to reinforce critical knowledge.

YouTube said Quizzes will begin in beta ‘over the coming months,’ and all creators with the Community tab set will have access next year.