What the Manager of YouTube EDU Is Watching
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EdSurge interviewed Angela Lin, manager of YouTube EDU:
EDSURGE: So, how did you get interested in educational videos?
LIN: For me, media is this powerful medium through which people develop their worldview. I grew up in a bilingual household, exposed to both Eastern and Western pop cultures and influences, and I was really aware of how that additional exposure was a very enriching experience for me…
EDSURGE: What does YouTube EDU offer viewers?
LIN: Oftentimes, people think of YouTube as a place to see cat videos or dogs on skateboards, but “learning” content actually garners twice the number of views as content categorized as “tech" and “animals.” People come to YouTube every day to learn about all sorts of things. And from an education perspective, we’re really excited that it’s not just parents or teaching telling their kids, “Go watch this.” It’s oftentimes students finding their way to these videos based off their own curiosity.
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