This week YouTube announced a $20 million investment to expand YouTube Learning, an initiative designed to support quality educational content on the platform.
YouTube Learning has already invested in online education platforms including TED-Ed and Crash Course. The social video platform will invest in EduTubers through the Learning Fund program with resources dedicated to supporting educational content creators. Creators with a minimum of 25,000 subscribers are eligible to apply for funding.
CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki announced the launch of YouTube Learning in July, a grant program for educational creators and experts.
“Education is one of the greatest benefits of YouTube,” Wojcicki said in a company blog post. “Everyday, people watch learning-related content over a billion times and they’re using it to develop new skills and encourage their passions.”
The company will also create a channel dedicated to learning on YouTube for high-quality educational content created by partners like Goodwill and Year Up.
“We’re also expanding our learning content team efforts and have a newly dedicated product and engineering team working on building out features for learning on YouTube,” Wojcicki said. “Our hope is to support those who use YouTube to share their knowledge with the world and the millions of users who come to our platform to learn.”