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YouTube working on products, partnerships to improve educational content

YouTube, owned by Google, is introducing new products that allow students to discover topics they are passionate about and creators to provide structured learning content.

The platform announces updates to make educational content more accessible and interactive for learners while helping learners grow on YouTube.

“To improve the YouTube experience in educational environments, we are launching YouTube Player for Education – a new embedded YouTube player that showcases content in commonly used educational apps without distractions such as ads, external links or recommendations,” Jonathan Katzman, Director of Product Management , YouTube Learning, said in a blog post.

YouTube said to begin working with established edtech companies in the US, including EDpuzzle, Purdue University and Purdue Global.

YouTube Player for Education will also improve the existing embedded YouTube player in Google Classroom for an even better YouTube experience.

“Next year, qualified creators can begin offering free or paid courses to provide viewers with deep, structured learning experiences,” the platform said.

“Viewers who choose to purchase a course will be able to watch the ad-free video and play it in the background. Courses will first enter beta in the US and South Korea before expanding to more countries,” it added.

YouTube said it is also introducing quizzes — a new way for creators to help viewers test their knowledge.

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(Only the headline and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content was automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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