YouTube to invest USD 20 million in educational content

YouTube announced that it is investing USD 20 million toward education content. The initiative includes its new Learning Fund program to support creators who want to build multi-session learning content for the platform.
To apply to the Learning Fund, creators must have a minimum of 25,000 subscribers and demonstrate a strategy to develop multi-session content.
Channels like TED-Ed or Hank and John Green’s Crash Course have already obtained additional funds. In addition to investing in EduTubers through the Learning Fund, the platform is also developing new YouTube Originals focused on learning like “Mind Field: Season 3” from Vsauce creator Michael Stevens, and a new series with Vox Entertainment which was announced earlier this month.
In turn, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced the company has launched Learning, a new channel of curated tutorials, DIY videos, skill-based playlists, and other high-quality educational content from a range of creators.