Education As Entertainment

Albert Einstein once said,”I never teach my pupils,i only provide the conditions in which they can learn”.Education is well withing the reach of young minds all thanks to the internet especially with sources like edemy, khan academy, coursera, youtube etc.

John the cult young-adult novelist, and his younger brother Hank, host and co-write the popular Crash Course channel with 3.1 million subscribers – almost 1 million more than Khan Academy’s channel.

Ever since Sal Khan shot his video in 2004 to help tutor his young cousin in math, his method transformed into a nonprofit that’s now landed millions in grants from the Gates Foundation and

Their many watched videos are in universe history, a many renowned of that is on a rural series. But, they also cover a sciences, humanities,and events such as their local reason of a formidable Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

What makes these YouTube educational channels so successful may be the very element of entertainment students may not receive in the classroom. “Entertainment is the top priority to keep minds from wandering,” says Muller. “If you’re not getting people engaged, you’re not going to reach a big audience.”

Other reasons may include not understanding certain concepts which are hard to grasp or lagging behind in class.Children especially can watch videos often pausing them,repeating the videos when needed in order to help them cope better and with enough practice learn to understand the concept.

This new generation of online educators succeeds in ways college teachers do not. Muller, a physics Ph.D. and former teacher, points out that university professors are normally selected for their research output – not their ability to be engaging or even effective conveyors of information. As he explains, professors may be more concerned with cramming test material into students’ heads instead of giving them tools to succeed in a self-sufficient way.

What can be more fun than engaging an audience and earning a decent sum at the same time.Plus choosing your own flexible timings is another added bonus.The larger funding comes from YouTube’s partnership program, which allows content creators to earn 55% of the profit generated by advertisements on their videos. Successful YouTubers often make a sturdy six figures per year – possibly double that of the average high school teacher’s salary at $55,000.

Thus we are stepping into a brave new world where an education may finally be accessible to all,especially the poorer sections of society, and thus avoid the headache that student loans bring.

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